Love is in the air!

Richard Ashton - Director

Richard Ashton – Director

Richard Ashton offers some timely estate agent matchmaking advice as we head towards Valentine’s Day.

Hard as it might be to believe, good estate agents can be your perfect sweetheart.  It is always best to have someone by your side who values you, who will fight for you, who won’t argue (much), who will only hang around your house when you want them to, and who always has your best interests at heart. Such a person may not make such a bad partner.

Of course there are good partners and bad partners.  Selling property well rests heavily on the partnership built up between seller and estate agent.  A good agent will lovingly put you and your property on a pedestal and then expertly and fiercely negotiate to achieve the best deal for you.  On the other hand, a lesser agent may just put your property on the internet with all their others and then give away your secrets to find the easiest deal – easiest for them. There’s nothing good about a selfish Valentine.

There is a great difference between the two – often many thousands of pounds in the final price you achieve.  You would come to love the former but hate the latter.  The trick is finding the right Valentine agent at the outset. It’s a bit like finding the best boyfriend or girlfriend.  They may look roughly the same at first but over time they all act very differently.

So if you are searching for the type of estate agent you could come to love this spring go on a few dates – invite a few round to give you some marketing advice and see how you get on. Then ask yourself which you would prefer, the cheaper flashy one who brags a lot or the one with whom you feel most comfortable, the one with a background of stable and successful relationships – the one you would most like to introduce to your parents and friends.

If you are thinking of moving whilst love is in the air, or would just like to know what your home may be worth, please give us a call on 01684 561411 or send me an email

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