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Who should you pick to sell your property?

By October 13, 2017Marlborough

Primarily, you now have three choices of agent to help you sell your property.

You can choose:

  1. ONLINE
  2. HYBRID
  3. TRADITIONAL

Each one has common factors of course: the big portal advertising – Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location; advertising on their respective websites (though some Estate Agents don’t have a web presence, other than microsites on the property portals) and social media exposure.

SLCA do all three of these and do all three very well.

Let’s take a quick look at each of your options a little more closely;

1. ONLINE AGENT

Some people call them “call centre agents” and that is probably because they often have a central headquarters where call handlers take enquiries. They probably won’t have any expert knowledge of the local area, although some are now recruiting ‘local experts’.


Fees are generally lower, but paid upfront with no commission on completion. Many of these online agents are incentivised to just secure your listing and have no real motivation to see your sale through to completion.

You may have seen one featured recently on the BBC’s Watchdog as consumers have raised issues with some of their practices.

These online giants may also lack customer email databases

When we have a property listed for sale or to let in and around Marlborough, a mail shot is sent out, as well as it featuring on our social media accounts.

2. HYBRID AGENT

Similar to the online agents but with a geographical location.

They may not have a physical Estate Agency office in your area to keep costs down, but can claim some local knowledge.

Many though are often start-ups and can lack the email database and networked connections that traditional Estate Agents often have.

3. TRADITIONAL ESTATE AGENT

With a physical base, staffed by local experts in sales and lettings, a traditional Estate Agent like SLCA, offers a full customer package from valuation through to exchange of contracts and completion managing every aspect of your sale.

Our team are experienced specialists in their field, offering a friendly, full, professional service with no outsourcing of property listings, photography, viewings or call handling.

ur team are experienced specialists in their field, offering a friendly, full, professional service with no outsourcing of property listings, photography, viewings or call handling.

Our team of staff will look after you every step of the way with your property sale in Marlborough.

Unlike online and many hybrid, we are on hand and available to help landlords with property to rent in Marlborough.

Remember this too.

Who will work tirelessly to sell your property for the best price?
Who will see your property through from listing to completion and handle everything in between?
Which of the three would you pick to sell or let your most valuable asset?