As a local agent in the Dudley and surrounding areas we are often asked to look at properties that really should have sold, but haven’t. We fully understand the disappointment of vendors who have had plans, hopes and aspirations shattered by the fact that the sales process has not lived up to the expectations set by their current agent.
In most cases we find that it’s the way that the average estate agent communicates that causes the frustration – not necessarily a lack of buyers.
“They only call me when they want to reduce the price” and
“I haven’t yet had feedback from the viewing we had a month ago” are two common complaints we hear.
If your property appears to be sticking and everything about the whole process has gone stale you might like to determine the reason by asking yourself the following questions:–
Is your agent as enthusiastic as the day he/she listed your property?
Do they keep you regularly updated with constructive feedback immediately following a viewing?
Do they phone you, or do you have to chase them?
Do they accompany viewings to make sure they are maximising buyer contact and feedback opportunities?
Do they keep you informed of what is available and actually selling in the area – and not just their own stock?
Have they provided you with practical marketing advice in terms of how to present your property for sale?
Do they regularly advertise properties similar to your own in order to attract a variety of buyers?
Do you feel like a valued customer with an important property, or one of a number of instructions on their books?
Are they blaming a slower market, or taking responsibility?
If the above rings true in your situation, it might be worth rethinking your sales strategy – Fresh photos – Fresh marketing ideas and above all a PASSIONATE agent WILL make the world of difference.
Why not give us a call before it’s too late.
It will be our pleasure to assist you Aled (Homexperts Dudley) on 01384 468121