Some agencies employ a specialist valuer or “lister” to get their instructions on. As she says, does it not feel inherently strange that someone is perhaps being paid to get instructions rather than sell the property? Isn’t the ‘service’ in estate agency the sale and not the patter.

And also this on the subject of agents’ contract periods and fees, which I can’t say any better so I’ll just copy it in verbatim:

“Aim for a month, two at the most. If the agent bridles, take your business elsewhere. The high street – and the internet – are full of them fighting for our custom, and some will do it for a very competitive fixed fee these days. You wouldn’t engage a divorce lawyer or a doctor who didn’t have your interests at heart, so why choose an estate agent who doesn’t care?”

So Jayne is obviously of the mind that using a traditional estate agent - or would that be more correctly a hybrid, or of-the-moment-not-the-past agent – is the way to go for her.

Did I mention that Proper Local sells (or lets) for a fixed fee and our sales contract period is 4 weeks?

To be continued…

Did you miss Parts 1,2 or 3 ? Read more about The Future OF Estate Agency in my previous Blogs 

What is the future of estate agency? Part 1

What is the future of estate agency? Part 2

What is the future of estate agency? Part 3



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