However, just because you are paying a lower price doesn’t mean that you will receive value for money. Not every online agent offers the same services and you will find that many agents fail to offer the standard services you will receive from a traditional estate agent. If you are confident and experienced in selling homes and you feel you can carry out certain tasks yourself, such as conducting viewings, you may feel that you can pay the lower fee and not miss out.
Do online estate agents offer you every service you need?
This isn’t for everyone though. There are many vendors that require the full range of services on offer from traditional estate agents and the services of many online agents don’t compare. In some cases, the online agent will offer the services you require but these are premium services that you need to pay more money for. There will also be some agents that don’t offer these services at all which means that you will have to do without or find another professional to provide these service for you.
Either way, it is likely that hiring an online estate agent is only very cheap at the start of the process and by the end of the process, to get everything you require to sell a home, you need to pay a lot more. Therefore, the financial advantage that many people feel online agents hold isn’t present, and this means that the services offered by traditional agents become the only agent.
Every vendor needs great support in selling property
Even though money and costs are important, this shouldn’t be the only factor you consider. Given the importance of property deals, you need specialist support in managing the process. Also, the market is extremely challenging these days. There is a lot of talk about the elevated level of demand for homes but selling your home is tough and there is a need for support from professionals who have experience, who know the local area and who are willing to put in the time and effort to get results.
It is good that online agents offer services but for most people, in the current property market climate, need more from an agent. The market is tightening, and it is imperative that vendors make informed decisions. Calling on the services of a skilled and experienced agent is essential and at Oaks Estate Agents, we look forward to providing you with the support you need. Whether you are looking to move in the sales or lettings market, we are here to assist you, so get in touch.