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How to switch estate agents and get your home sold

Change can be daunting, especially when it comes to switching service providers. Whether it’s your doctor, mortgage advisor, or even home services, sticking with the familiar can be the path of least resistance.

But, what about estate agents? What if you haven’t received the interest or service you expected? Or worse, what if your agent hasn’t kept their promises or gone silent since the contract was signed?

The good news is, changing your estate agent is easier than you might think. While you’ll need to follow the terms of your existing contract, it’s not uncommon to make the switch. The previous agent will share any interested parties who have viewed your property, so nothing is lost or wasted. In fact, over 60% of homeowners who change agents successfully sell their property with the new agent.

As a property lingers on the market, it can become less appealing. Property websites stop promoting listings after four weeks, and your agent may exhaust their buyer database after six weeks. By the eighth week, price reductions may be suggested as a last-ditch effort to generate interest. But changing agents can reinvigorate your property’s marketing by tapping into a new pool of buyers, offering a fresh perspective, and renewed marketing efforts.

So, how do you switch agents and get your property sold?

Give proper notice: Ensure you provide the required notice to your existing agent to avoid potential double fees if you find a buyer.

Choose your new agent: Contact the agent who made a positive impression during your initial valuation or explore new options.

Revalue and reassess marketing: Collaborate with your new agent to present your property in the best light. Consider staging your home to showcase the lifestyle it offers and enhance its visual appeal.

Address feedback: If you’ve received constructive feedback, take steps to address issues that could deter buyers, such as DIY tasks or outdated decor.

Evaluate your property objectively: Assess your home through the eyes of a stranger. Minor flaws that you’ve grown accustomed to may stand out to potential buyers.

Changing estate agents can breathe new life into your property’s marketing and help you secure that elusive sale. If you’re looking for a fresh start, get in touch with our team today.

If you’re looking to sell your property and be wowed by exceptional client relations along the way, contact the managing partner for your region today. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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