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If you are like most people in the UK then your home will be by far the most valuable thing you will ever buy and/or sell. Selling your prized asset is therefore likely to be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. This is why choosing the right agency partner is also so important. Get it right, and you will maximise the opportunity and you’ll be able to move on. Get it wrong, and your property could languish on the market for months or, worst case, not sell at all.

It is not a decision to be taken lightly but rather one that needs proper consideration. For example, never choose an agent based solely on what they say your property is worth and how little they will charge you for selling it. Like their fees, talk can often turn out to be cheap. Consequently, what appears to be the cheapest option can prove to be a false economy that actually ends up costing you more in terms of stress, time and money.

The best agents are seldom the cheapest and for very good reason. When you use the best, you are buying their intimate local market knowledge, their extensive experience, and the might of their sales and marketing machine. This is what helps you achieve the best possible value which should more than cover any difference in fees. This level of service is invaluable in any market, but especially in difficult times when experience, knowledge, and investment are critical in selling property.

Good agents will also invest a significant proportion of their fee into the sales and marketing of your property. This ensures that it is presented at its very best and it is exposed to as wide an audience as possible. All of which creates interest and ultimately sell your property for as high a value as possible. By definition, low fee agents don’t have the same amount of funds to invest into their staff or the marketing of your property. This may mean that you find it hard to get hold of someone when you need them or things go quiet and sales drift when you most need them to invest and focus.

‘We’re your local agent, and we’re one of the best in the UK’

Haslams Estate Agents is proud to announce that we have been presented with two gold awards at the Best Estate Agent Awards 2023. This recognises us as one of the top 1% of estate agents anywhere in the UK. What’s more, Michael Hardy Estate Agents – part of the Haslams Group – was awarded a third gold and a silver.

The awards recognise the best estate agents in the UK. Each year 15,000 estate agents from across the UK are measured by an independent market research company and they are scored against their marketing, customer service and results. The awards are bestowed by the ‘Best Estate Agent Guide’ which is a consumer website managed by the Property Academy. Only the very best estate agents like Haslams are awarded gold, silver or bronze

If you would like to find out more information please contact the Haslams team on 0118 960 1000 or email sales@haslams.net