Working with the right estate agent can be invaluable in helping your family achieve the best outcome regarding your parent’s home. For most people their home is their most valuable asset. Reliable, impartial advice is vital to help you understand all the options open to you, which may include selling, letting, downsizing or adapting your parents’ home.
Our partners Leaders provide their thoughts on what the right estate agent can do for you in this short guide.
Why shop around?
A good estate agent will have your family’s best interest at heart and will make the whole process much less stressful for you. Dealing with property decisions and the practicalities of moving home can be overwhelming at the best of times, so having an experienced professional supporting you can take a great deal of weight off your shoulders. With this in mind, it’s important to choose carefully as not all agents are the same or offer the same level of service!
Choosing an Estate Agent for you
To help you choose, consider the following:
- Their experience and professionalism: Have they been established a long time; do they know your local property market well; can they give you impartial, expert advice and a personal, service to meet your exact requirements?
- Their accessibility: Do they have a local branch and will you be able to contact them in the way that suits you best, whether that’s email, telephone or visiting them in their office?
- Their prominence: If you sell or let your parent’s home will they be able to market it widely – both online and offline – to ensure you achieve maximum interest and the best possible price or rent?
- Range of services: Can they help you with everything you might need, from market advice to selling, letting and ongoing tenancy management? Do they have a dedicated sales progression team to ensure a smooth sale?
Having specialised in property for 35 years in Sussex, we have helped hundreds of people in this situation to make the best decisions for their parents and family. Our local teams across Sussex will be delighted to use their local knowledge and experience of the property market to help you in your next steps and ensure you achieve the best results for everyone involved, whatever your circumstances.
Leaders is one of the UK’s largest residential property groups with over 120 branches across the UK specialising in lettings, sales, buy-to-let and investment finance. Established in Sussex in 1983, Leaders is known for its financial probity and rigorous standards. Membership of ARLA, SAFEagent and The Property Ombudsman gives customers complete peace of mind.