Leading online estate agent offers tips to homeowners for securing that quick sale in 2017
Thousands of homes go on the market every day in the UK, and despite the housing market favouring sellers over buyers at present, it can be difficult for homeowners to make their pad the one that stands out. And no one knows this more than I Am The Agent.
The housing expert, which is the UK’s biggest online estate agent, has drawn upon its many years of experience selling houses and has offered its top tips for making sure those who are aiming to up sticks and move in 2017 are able to do so in the fastest possible time.
The first thing I Am The Agent suggests homeowners do is to undertake some research on price in order to give them the best indication of how much their house is worth. This includes looking at how much similar houses on their street and in the immediate area sold for and working it out from there. But there are a few things to take into consideration, according to the expert.
“All too often people price their houses all wrong,” said Rebecca Peach, Managing Director of I Am The Agent. “They decide that because a house across the road sold for a certain price then so should theirs. But what if that house sat on a much bigger plot, had an extension or a recently refitted kitchen?
“All of this can significantly affect the price of a house so it’s important that homeowners do not get swept away in a fantasy where they assume they can command a much higher price than they actually can. Because this, from the get-go, will put buyers off completely.”
Once the price has been set, it’s time to look at the images they want to advertise their home with. These are often the first impression a person will have of their house, so getting this right is the most important part of selling houses after the price, according to I Am The Agent.
When images are taken it’s vital to portray rooms and gardens in their best light, so making sure the rooms are tidy, clean and well lit, with photographs being taken from one side of the room or garden to showcase the size and layout will help to entice viewers in. Likewise, when it comes to viewings, the same applies.
Rebecca, added, “There really are just a few staple tips when it comes to showing people around your home; keep clutter to a minimum, keep it well lit, ensure it smells nice and you stand near the doors and windows to give viewers a feeling of space. It can also be beneficial to invest in professional images – something we offer for free!”
I Am The Agent allows homeowners to choose how they want to sell their house. It offers those selling a whole host of packages, giving them full control over how they want it marketed.
To find out more about I Am The Agent’s innovative way of thinking when it comes to selling houses, visit the website: https://www.iamtheagent.com/
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
I Am The Agent was one of the first online estate agencies to offer fixed fee sales and letting packages to homeowners and landlords.The company’s tagline is: I am saving, I am in control. I Am The Agent. It gives homeowners and landlords full control of their listing, allowing them to ‘become the agent’.The company boasts a 9.8 ‘excellent’ rating on Trustpilot.I Am The Agent’s website has over 80,000 registered users.The pioneering company has saved clients in excess of £18,000,000 over the last few years.I Am The Agent managing director, Rebecca Peach, has five years’ hands-on research of the industry and marketing expertise.The company prides itself on offering customers more for their money compared to their competitors. The pricing to receive a valuation, board, professional photos, floorplans and 12 months’ marketing on Rightmove and Zoopla is just £399inc vat. This highlights between a 50% and 65.5% saving for exactly the same offering as Purple Bricks – depending on whether sales are inside or outside of London. It also highlights a 24% saving on Tepilo and 70% saving on eMoov’s cheapest packages. However these both exclude a board and assisted viewings, while boasting shorter marketing time as standard.