If you are selling your house, you should choose the solicitor you instruct after careful consideration. You should take into account not only how much they will charge you, but whether you think that they will offer you the quality and level of service that you require. There are all sorts of solicitors, cheap ones, expensive ones, good ones and bad ones. It may well be, however, that before you get this far, you have to make the same sort of choice involving estate agents. Here are a few things to consider when choosing who to use to sell your most prized possession: –
- Do you want a big, national chain, or a small local firm?
- Ask how long they have been in the business and what experience they have.
- Ask if they are a member of any professional body or ombudsman scheme such as the RICS or NAEA
- Check out their website – what do you think of it?
- Get them to give you a few sets of house particulars for other houses – what do you think of them?
- Look at their terms and conditions carefully. There is a significant difference between sole selling rights (they get paid whoever buys the property) sole agency (they get paid if they introduce somebody who buys the property) and multi agency (more than one agent is instructed and usually a higher commission is payable). Make sure you choose the one that is right for you.
- Make sure you know what notice period is to be given if the arrangement is to come to an end.
Just as with solicitors, all estate agents are not the same. If you would like to discuss your options, please contact us for a free no obligation chat.
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