Trawling or talking?
Alan Williams, Fenn Wright’s managing partner, suggests that there is still no substitute for a face to face chat: “Whilst Rightmove and other property portals, as they’re known, may have transformed the way agents market homes for sale, the benefit of chatting directly to a good agent is still significant”.
“It is this personal touch that makes it possible for some buyers to get ahead of the crowd when new properties come onto the market, and gain real insight into what’s going on in their search area.
“We encourage people interested about a particular property they may have spotted to tell us more about their search and sign-up for early-bird alerts for similar properties, rather than just ‘rely on Rightmove’. Why? Well. It certainly isn’t to badger them with irrelevant mailings and pushy ‘phone calls. Instead, it is our first step in developing a dialogue that can help us present the most relevant options to them as their search evolves. And it ensures they’ll receive the heads-up on relevant, new instructions before anyone else.
“For the last few weeks, we have been hearing more and more from buyers who are trawling the internet and struggling to find suitable properties for sale. These buyers who want to get moving know that talking to us is the best way to find the right property, now.
“And for those with property to sell, first-hand insights on property demands can help inform decisions about when best to go on the market – and this year it may just not be necessary to wait until the spring or summer.”
If you think we could help you with your property search, call us today for a chat. Or, if you’re just not ready for that personal touch, sign-up for an early bird alert, or ask for a free market appraisal, online.
Remember, Fenn Wright is guaranteed to be a badger-free zone.