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How to Find a Estate Agent

Finding an estate agent

Use Plentific to find the best local estate agent for your house sale or purchase. The role of your agent is to guide you through this process, acting as a trustworthy and knowledgeable consultant and advisor. In the case of a house purchase, the agent’s role is to understand your needs and requirements, the must-haves and the nice-to-haves, and carry out the search on your behalf. In the case of a house sale, they must market and advertise your property to achieve as close to or in excess of the price you want.

A successful client-agent relationship is one where the client is only shown properties or offers that are in line with what was previously agreed. It’s a relationship where the client does not feel shoehorned.

What do you need to know about finding an estate agent?

Whether you are buying or selling your property, it’s important to assess accreditation. First step is to find out if the agency is a member of a professional trade association - two examples being the National Association of Estate Agents and the Guild of Professional Estate agents. All of their members are qualified professionals and must follow strict rules of conduct.

Another box to tick is to find out what qualifications your estate agent has. The NAEA recognises the Level 3 Technical Award in Estate Agency. Registering and qualifying with the NAEA is voluntary, which means any agency that has done this is one that is committed to a high-quality and trustworthy service.

It is worth researching how the agency practises its sales, ranging from how they market properties similar to yours/those you are looking to buy to the prices they trade on. Think about your checklist for your next property or what you want from your sale experience and see how their process aligns with that.

Explore what you want them to specialise in, do you want it to be the location or the property? For example, a nationwide estate agents may specialise in your type of property or properties at a certain price point across the country.

What does an estate agent do?

An estate agents role is to market properties, the process will begin with valuations and then is followed by marketing and advertising. They act as the go-between from buyer to seller and assist in the negotiation of price.

How much does it cost to hire an estate agent?

Estate agents usually charge a percentage fee, which can be anywhere between 0.75% and 2.5% of the agreed selling price for your home depending on the type of contract you choose.

Use Plentific to compare prices for the best estate agents in your area. Plentific recommends that you speak to at least three local kitchen locksmiths to receive quotes in order to find the best professional for your home services.

Latest Estate Agent Reviews

by Alex R.
I have used Nas Construction for installing my new kitchen and I was very happy with the job he has done definitely will use him again for my next project.
by Steve S.
Fantastic service, they worked around times that suited me. The design was amazing, better than we could have imagined. We went on to do all three packages and our builder said they were the best drawings he'd ever worked too. A lot of small 'practices' aren't registered with a professional body or insured, but CAD are which gave us a greart piece of mind. If you're umming and arr'ing go for it!
by Rob F.
Lee done the drawings for our extension. He was so professional and speedy, and guided us through each stage in a language we understood. He was very reasonable too. Highly recommend.
by Nick B.
I have used MS Property Services for the last year and a half to two years for a range of jobs. I would not hesitate to call upon their services again in the future. In fact, I have actually recommended him to a number of friends. Michal Slawinsky has completed a number of jobs for me. Every time he has been diligent, hard working, reliably and totally trust worthy. Generally, I now ask Michal to do the work and then bill me. I have never been disappointed with either the quality of workmanship of his pricing.