No matter whether you are looking to buy, sell or rent a property, you need to choose an estate agent with care. You need a company that you can put your trust in; a business with an outstanding reputation in the industry.

We have all heard about stories whereby people have had the heartbreak of a broken property chain, causing them to miss out on their dream home. While this cannot be avoided in some instances, you want to do everything in your power to reduce the chances of this happening to you, and this begins with finding a quality estate agent.

Look for an independent, family-run business, that prides themselves on offering outstanding customer service, which is why they should be open seven days a week to assist with anything you need. 

There is a general feeling surrounding estate agents that they are untrustworthy, and so you are looking for an estate agent that has worked hard to be different. Make sure they do not tie any of their sellers into a contract at any point, ensuring they always deliver. 

They should also keep you informed every step of the way, and they should not attempt to complicate things with confusing industry jargon. Make sure all of the team are qualified and have the necessary experience. Your estate agent should always aim to make the buying/selling/renting process as straightforward, enjoyable, and stress-free as possible. 

What services do they offer?

A good estate agent will provide a full range of services. They can help you to find a property to buy, or they can help you to sell a property, be it a commercial or residential property. Some of the best also deal with rental properties, and again, both commercial and residential. No matter what you are looking for, you want to be sure the estate agent you choose can deliver.

If you are looking to sell or rent out a property you own, make sure they carry out accurate and thorough valuations and compile enticing property listings, featuring stunning photography and expert content. They should be proactive in their search to find you the perfect buyer or tenant, drawing upon their database and connections in the industry, as well as the high traffic their website should receive every day. A good estate agent will be with you every step of the way, from the initial conversation to exchanging contracts.

If you want to buy a property or you are looking for an estate agent to find you somewhere to rent, the team should get to know your wants and requirements, and they should not stop until they find the perfect property for you. The best estate agents will always have a large portfolio of properties, and so they can be sure you will be able to find what you need.

Finding an estate agent you can trust is not easy, which is why you need to approach the process carefully to ensure you end up with the best professional for you.