When you put your house on the market, choosing the right estate agent can make the difference between selling fast for a good price and not selling at all. But how do you choose the agent that’s right for you? Here at Mustard our trusty Mustardeers have 35 years of selling experience with a whopping 2000 homes sold. Read on before deciding which estate agent you choose:
Research is the mother of all good decisions: Before trusting an estate agent with your most valuable asset, do your homework. Word of mouth is priceless so ask family and friends for recommendations. And check out how quickly agents have sold in your area and whether they achieved the asking price. Honest reviews on websites such as Google Reviews are worth their weight in gold.
Traditional or online estate agent? Most people still choose a traditional estate agent who manage your house sale from listing to completion and only charge when you’re sold. Online estate agents charge a non-refundable fixed fee upfront, complete photos and floorplans and then leave the seller to organise viewings and manage the sale. At Mustard we offer our customers a choice of three distinct packages, Mild, Medium and Hot, which cover all bases. They all include professional photos and floorplans as standard, plus a strong on-line presence on the Mustard website, Rightmove and OnTheMarket. Mild and Medium packages charge an up-front fee, the Hot package offers the traditional estate agency service plus all the social media bells and whistles and a premium listing on Rightmove. Have a look on our website for all the nitty gritty details.
Does the agent have experience of selling a property like yours? The agent you choose must have local knowledge and expertise. At Mustard we sell across Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire and know Milton Keynes like the back of our hand. Our Mustardeers live and work locally and are able to advise our customers on everything from schools and transport links to events and amenities in the area.
Marketing: Effective marketing makes your property stand out from the crowd. Mild, Medium or Hot, whichever Mustard package you choose, your home will be listed on our website and national property portals Rightmove and OnTheMarket. If you choose the Hot Mustard package, you’ll have a social media launch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with targeted Google ads to make sure your home jumps out online and is seen by the most relevant audience.
The power of photography: People look at photos online to decide whether it’s worth booking a viewing. At Mustard our professional photographers pull out all the stops to make sure your home is seen in its best light.