The Quest to find a great value estate agent is over
Selling your property is often stressful and traditionally it can be a very expensive process – that is, until now. Quest Estate Agents in Watford has moved with the times (excuse the pun) and created an experience that’s professional, personal and which could save thousands of pounds when compared with your average high street estate agency.
Most high street estate agents use their shop windows to bring in people looking to sell or rent out their property, but according to Rightmove, more than 95 per cent of property searches in the UK take place on the web and the majority of vendors choose their agents online.
Traditional estate agents v`s online estate agents
Research from consumer group Which? Found that the traditional estate agent average selling fee was around 1.8 per cent of the property value. On a £300,000 property, this is £5,400. Plus, high street agents have substantial overheads associated with having a shop front.
Online estate agents and DIY home selling websites can save people thousands of pounds, however they have their drawbacks too. There is no face to the company, your property is merely listed online and you’ll most likely need to do your own viewings and negotiations. This can be difficult for those without the right skills or experience. With photographs of your property being the main draw to attract viewings, uploading dark or poorly staged images might mean no viewings at all.
With both traditional and online estate agents having potential drawbacks, Tej Sanotra, the founder of Quest Estate Agents spotted a gap in the market. He was able to combine the best of both estate agency business models, while leaving out what most see as negatives.
Tej has lived in Watford most of his life, he also worked with one of the big high street traditional agents for many years, and knows the local property market inside out. His aim for Quest is to provide a personal and attentive service, carrying out all the essential work that traditional estate agents do such as property appraisals, photo shoots, viewings, negotiations and dealing with solicitors etc, but doing this without a shop front and all the overheads, so passing these savings directly to the vendors. His business model sits nicely benefits from the best of both worlds and solves many of the problems that people encounter traditionally.
With Quest Estate Agents building its reputation for exceptional service and great value, the money you save on fees could now go towards stamp duty, a bigger deposit, a bigger home or some of that stylish furniture you’ve had your eye on.
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