Choosing the Right Estate Agent
To protect yourself against the potential problems associated with buying or renting property, it’s always advisable to work with a reliable estate agent. But it isn’t always easy knowing who to trust, despite the information that can easily be found online. Not all agents do a great job, and of course you want to work with one that does.
Finding the right estate agent is a lot easier when you follow these tips:
Your Choice Should Be based On the Type of Transactions
Sellers often focus on marketing and listing properties, while some agents like to work with those who are buying their first property. Many agents like to specialize in one area or another, although all agents can work for the seller or the buyer in real estate transactions.
So it may make sense to work with an agent that has had plenty of experience helping first time buyers, if you are buying your first home. On the other hand it is advisable to work with a seller’s agent if you are selling a home because you want to buy another one. And if you are looking at Marylebone property rentals, working with an experienced rental agent is your best approach.
There actually isn’t a lot of regulation covering being an estate agent, meaning that almost literally anyone can become one. It’s all very different from the years of hard training that you would have to go through to become a lawyer. But what it means is that you need to make sure the estate agent you work with is actually experienced and knowledgeable and has handled transactions before.
Looking for a more experienced estate agent may be your best approach if the agent you are considering just hasn’t had that much relevant transaction experience. Your choice of estate agent should partly be based on the number of transactions handled up to now.
You don’t want inexperienced agents handling your real estate transaction, whether you are looking for Marylebone property rentals, or you are selling or buying in this desirable London village.
Jeremy James and Company can help you find the perfect rental, the ideal flat or house for sale, or can help you sell your home quickly and for a fair price. We have over 30 years of experience and are based in the heart of Marylebone. Navigating your way through the buying, renting or selling process is easy when you have our experience, expertise and insider knowledge to help you. Contact Jeremy James today by phone, email or in person.