What is the ‘The Joint Agency Challenge’?
A ‘Joint Sole Agency’ is where you appoint two estate agents exclusively to act for you in selling the property. This is known as ‘joint agency’ or ‘joint sole agency’ with the estate agents involved agreeing to the commission being awarded to the agent that produces the sale. We are motivated by two things…Customer service and most importantly helping you to sell. We are confident to be instructed alongside any other agent and challenge them to sell your property before us with the aim of taking you from ‘For Sale’ to ‘SOLD’.
‘Joint agency’ is a useful way to take advantage of the retained prospective purchaser we may have contacted you about, even when you are currently in the term of a sole agency contract.
What are the Fee’s?
We offer a ‘Joint Agency’ service at the same rate as a ‘Sole Agency’ service, and most importantly you only pay one agent; the agent that sells your property.
Are there any drawbacks?
For us there are no drawbacks. We are confident to be instructed alongside any other agent with the aim of taking you from ‘For Sale’ to ‘SOLD’ and strongly believe we have what it takes to get the job done.
Not only are we able to help and be a part of you selling, which gives us that warm and fuzzy feeling of satisfaction; but we enjoy the thrill of the competition and it allows us to show you what we can do. We are in it to win it and are more than comfortable with being rewarded accordingly. If we can’t sell it why should we be paid?
For you as a motivated vendor there are none! You get the benefit of having two fantastic agents working on your behalf, for the same fee as a Sole agency agreement; and you only ever pay the agent that sells your property!
Healthy competition is generated between two agents, combined efforts and marketing help create awareness of your property so whether it is our buyer or not, as a result you get sold faster!
Selling? But would you buy your own home?
When it comes to selling your property, it’s a question you really need to ask yourself ‘Would you buy your own home?’ It’s difficult to be objective, it’s a place with memories, it houses all your possessions, and it’s your own sanctuary. So when you put it on the market and you get a flurry of buyers who show no further interest it can be disheartening. How can people really not want to buy your home?
You need to put things into context. Imagine your home on a supermarket shelf and put yourself in the position of a buyer. You know that when you buy something from the supermarket you’ve got a range of options. You can’t even buy a loaf of bread without being faced with own brand labels, brown bread, white bread, baguettes, thick sliced, thin sliced etc. etc. and each supplier is trying to get you to buy theirs. It’s similar with selling a home, in that you’re competing with other properties and other sellers in your local area and you have to do a good marketing job to make it stand out.
Before you put your home on the market it’s important to have a good look around the area at other properties for sale similar to yours – new and second hand. The Internet is a good place to start. You can see what you’re competing against and then begin to think about how you can plan to make your home stand out amongst the rest. We’ve all seen the TV programmes and read the magazines about selling your home, but you’d be amazed at what some people will allow potential buyers to see – tide marks in the bath, unmade beds, peeling paint.
When a property first goes onto the market, that’s when activity is at its highest. If it’s not priced and presented right at this stage then finding a buyer can take much longer.
Ideas on how to prepare your property for sale
- The improvements that can be made are generally low cost and require more elbow grease than battering your bank account
- If you have a front garden for example, it’s the first thing people see as they approach the property. If it looks a mess and is full of weeds, buyers may walk away before they’ve even knocked on the door. Half a day spent weeding and putting in some new plants could solve this problem
- Inside the property its things like removing any clutter, your collection of Toby Mugs displayed in the hallway may well be your pride and joy, but it’s not to everyone’s taste.
- Inside the property it’s things like removing any clutter, your collection of Toby Mugs displayed in the hallway may well be your pride and joy, but it’s not to everyone’s taste.
- put fresh flowers around the house give it a good vacuum before people visit..”