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Top Five things you need to know when Choosing an Estate Agent to Sell Your Home


1. Not all agents are the same – make sure you choose the one that’s right for YOU!


2. Agents charge on average 1.8% of the FINAL price that you are paid for your property for exclusive sales and around 2% to 2.5% if you use more than one agent to sell your home.


3. Be aware of long tie in agreements. Ideally sign an agreement that gives exclusivity to the agent for no more than 12 weeks, with a six or eight week break clause.


4. You need to agree a marketing plan with your agent BEFORE you sign. Agree when and how often you will be in the agent’s window, and


5. ALL AGENTS MUST BELONG TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REDRESS SCHEMES:-

The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPO)
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) Approved Estate Agents Redress Scheme
 

Also, read our article on Choosing as Estate Agent to Sell your Home

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