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Selling Your Home In Basildon: 6 Signs of a Great Estate Agent!

Whether you’re selling your home in Basildon or looking to rent or buy, choosing great estate agents in Basildon is a hugely important part of the process. Pick the right agent and your transaction is much more likely to go off without a hitch. You’ll be able to find the house of your dreams or get your property off the market much more quickly. 

The question is, how do you distinguish between a great estate agent and a mediocre one? It can be hard to tell at the initial stage when the agent will be on their best behaviour trying to pitch their services to you. Luckily, there are some signs to look out for. Read on to find out how to spot a great estate agent: 

1. They’ll have excellent online reviews 


Thanks to Google, it is no longer possible for any service provider to get away with lousy service. Customers and clients can easily leave bad online reviews which will affect their future business. Look online before you decide on an estate agent. If they don’t have their own reviews section, Google My Business usually has honest reviews from customers. 

Search for reputable estate agents that have verified reviews. If they’ve delivered exceptional service in the past, it’s likely, they will again. The same applies to those who have delivered bad service and have poor reviews – avoid them! 

2. They’ll often come recommended 


One of the best ways to start your hunt for a great local estate agent in Basildon is to ask around for recommendations. If anyone within your friends and family circle is personally vouching for an estate agent, they’re likely to provide excellent service. It also adds an element of credibility, as the recommendation is coming from someone that you know and trust. 

3. They’ve been doing this for a while! 


Find someone equipped with the experience you need to navigate the property market. Gain an understanding of how much experience your estate agent has before choosing them for your home move. 

The more experience an agent has navigating the housing market, the more easily they’ll be able to spot any issues and help you circumvent them. They may also have partners that they can recommend to help you with your move, such as independent surveyors and removal companies. If you’re buying or renting, we’d recommend opting for someone just like us as we have great local knowledge of the Basildon area. 

4. Their average selling time speaks for itself 


 One of the signs of an effective estate agent is how quickly they can work to move your property off the market. While you want to ensure that they don’t rush the process and achieve a good price for your property, you also don’t want to wait too long when you’re ready to sell your house. A great estate agent will be skilled on how to market your property and will be able to find interested buyers and line up viewings until they get your house sold. 

So, how do you find out whether your estate agent will be effective at selling your property? Ask them what their average selling time is. Beware of those with very short selling times, as this could have been done at the expense of price. 

5. They offer a fair property valuation 


To value a house accurately is a lot more work than you may think. All estate agents know that the property valuation you offer them could lead to you choosing to hire them or not, and they may adjust their valuation accordingly. Some agents may decide to overvalue the property to tempt you into working with them, only to reduce this to a more realistic valuation once you’ve chosen them. Opt for a FREE property valuation in Basildon from a professional estate agent that gives you a realistic valuation from the start that is aligned with the market value. 

It’s perfectly okay to ask an agent to explain their valuation if you think it’s too high or too low. A great estate agent will happily explain their reasoning for their valuation and break down why they’ve given those numbers. 

6. They have good communication skills 


This is less easy to ‘measure’, but it’s one of the most important things that make up a great estate agent. They should be friendly and communicative so you can be sure that you will be kept informed throughout the process. 

Suss out their communication style with a simple phone call or video call, although keep in mind that all agents will be putting their best foot forward at this stage!

When you instruct a market appraisal through Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams 'The World's Largest Estate Agent'), we will evaluate the current market, your property and comparable properties to give you a good overall picture of where your valuation comes from.


Book a FREE property valuation in Basildon from a professional estate agent to give you an accurate valuation of your property or contact our friendly team at Roger Bates Properties on 07494 803917.

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Roger and his lovely wife Michelle deliver a hand-held service like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Attention to detail, professionalism and a huge amount of time spent making sure no stone is left unturned. I can’t recommend enough the services of Roger Bates Properties - Keller Williams - Estate Agents in Basildon. There is no one else I would trust to handle my move. - Lily, Basildon, Essex

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You want your home sold for the highest price, speedily and without stress - so you need more than just a board and an online listing. Pricing your home for the highest amount while keeping it competitive to encourage viewers is only the start to getting your home sold. How your home is presented has a real impact on attracting buyers and how they perceive its value. I'll use all my experience and negotiating skill to make a real difference to the price you sell for. Book a valuation TODAY!

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75% of buyers have a social media account. With Roger Bates Properties you don’t have to wait for a buyer to walk down the high street to see your home. I deliver your advert to them, on their phone, iPad or PC. Using the latest social media profiling, your property will receive a unique geo-targeted social media marketing campaign, building awareness and reaching buyers that might not be actively looking but would if they knew your home was available to buy. Book a valuation TODAY!

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Letting a property as a Landlord or finding a property to let as a Tenant can often be stressful. It’s equally as important for Landlords to find the perfect tenant as it is for the tenant to find a perfect home. A smooth tenancy is my goal for every Landlord and tenant, so you can be confident that I will support you through the entire process. I work with landlords to ensure repairs are undertaken quickly and professionally with minimal disruption. I expect the properties I let to be well maintained and be homes anyone would be proud to live in.

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I don't just want to find you a property, I want to find you a home. The one that gives you that 'special feeling' when you walk around it; the one that makes you emotional at the thought of it not being yours. I am always available to advise on how to get ready to buy, talking through your wants and identifying your needs. Your needs may take you in a direction you hadn't envisaged, leading you to a property that doesn't match your list of wants but where you know instantly it's the one. I am here to guide you through that process.

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