Choosing the Right Agent

When it comes to selling your property, selecting the right estate agent is a critical decision that can significantly impact the success of your sale. In this article, put together by the team at Chartsedge, we delve into the benefits of working with a local property expert.

We will also provide valuable insights and practical tips to help you choose the perfect partner for your property sale. We aim to empower you, the seller, with the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision.

If you are thinking of moving before Christmas, you should make a decision quickly as sales are currently taking on average in the UK approximately 4 months from placing your property on the market. However, we have achieved much quicker than this by staying in touch with all parties during the transaction.

The Benefits of Working with an Estate Agent by Leveraging Local Expertise

Opting for a local estate agent has several advantages that can enhance your selling experience. With both Caroline and Miles living in Totnes we know your neighbourhood intimately, including property values, market dynamics, and buyer preferences.

This expertise will allow us to provide accurate advice on pricing, positioning, and preparing your property for sale. By tapping into their local knowledge, you can set realistic expectations and make informed decisions that align with the specific nuances of your area.

The Power of a Local Network – Connecting with Buyers and Professionals

One of the key strengths of a local estate agent is their extensive network of potential buyers, fellow agents, and industry professionals. Leveraging this network can significantly speed up the sale process. Local estate agents can quickly connect with qualified buyers actively searching for properties in your area, plus their connections with other professionals within the local property market allow for collaboration and access to resources that can enhance the visibility and marketability of your property.

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Estate Agent in Devon

To select the right estate agent for your property sale, it is crucial to evaluate certain factors that can impact your experience and outcomes, so consider the following carefully:

Track Record and Experience

Examine the agent’s track record and experience in your local area. Look for a proven history of successful sales and a strong understanding of local market trends. Research for references or testimonials from previous clients to gain insights into their professionalism and effectiveness. You can find our most recent testimonial here.

Marketing Strategies and Innovations

Enquire about the agent’s marketing strategies and techniques. A competent agent should have a comprehensive marketing plan that utilises both traditional and digital channels. They should demonstrate an ability to adapt to the ever-evolving estate agency landscape by leveraging technology and innovative approaches to maximise exposure for your property. At Chartsedge we are using new AI technology to refresh the way we describe property on our brochure and online.

Communication and Support

Clear and frequent communication is paramount throughout the selling process. Assess the agent’s availability and responsiveness to enquiries. A dedicated agent will offer guidance on negotiations, provide regular sales progression updates, and address any concerns or questions you may have.

As one of our clients commented; When we encountered some unexpected delays with the sale, it was Miles and the team at Chartsedge who were able to facilitate a solution with intelligence and speed. We would be happy to recommend the service without hesitation”.

Negotiation Skills

Effective negotiation is crucial for achieving the best possible sale price. Seek an agent with strong negotiation skills who should demonstrate the confidence and expertise needed to navigate potential obstacles and secure favourable terms for the sale of your property.

Fees and Contract Terms

Carefully review and compare the fees and contract terms offered by different estate agents. While fees are an important consideration, you should also focus on the services provided, marketing strategies employed, and the agent’s commitment to delivering results. The cheapest is not always best!

Choosing the right estate agent is integral to ensuring a successful property sale. By working with a local property expert, you will gain access to their in-depth local knowledge and extensive network of qualified contacts currently looking to purchase a new home.

Ready to Make Your Next Move on the Property Ladder?

Are you considering selling your property in Devon? The team at Chartsedge is on hand to help, and we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch with us today via email at or on 01803 505115 to find out how we can help you.