Beware Of Using An Online-Only Agent, It Could Cost You ££££'s!

Posted on: 17 March 2022

Beware of using an online-only Agent, it could cost you ££££'s!

It seems like we are constantly being bombarded with new, faceless online ‘estate agents’ boasting about low fees and how much money they can save you.

While it may be tempting to cut back on costs by going with the ‘cheaper’ option, let me explain why this can end up being a disastrous decision.

The truth is if you are marketing your home wouldn't you want more local eyes on it? How many Buyers could you be missing out on?

“Local property experts” are in some cases not local and can lack the knowledge of the area that an established high street agent has.

The problem? This can make it very difficult for them to accurately value your property.

And what could be more frustrating than selling your home for less than it’s actually worth?  

That leads me to the next problem. Online agents, as their name suggests, will they only market your house online?

Do they advertise in High Street Window displays? Do they use Paper advertising? 

This means they miss out on getting these properties in front of hundreds, if not thousands, of local potential buyers.

How many times have you been shopping on a Saturday afternoon and walked past the window of an estate agent and seen a picture of a beautiful house that catches your eye?

By contrast, we market our client’s properties extensively online, through our own Sansome & George Property Paper, in our Sansome & George branch windows and using our new website sansomeandgeorge.co.uk.

We also publish all properties online and in our property paper, which is available in all local offices and delivered to thousands of people locally.

So, my question is, how can an online agent who is often working from their home possibly generate the same exposure and interest levels as we can at Sansome & George?

We ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to achieving the best price and finding the right buyer for your home.

That’s why, over the past 20 years, we have developed a reputation for delivering great service and getting results.

To us, that reputation is everything.

That’s why we have the confidence to trade behind our name and not behind a faceless franchise.

Online agents usually coordinate everything from a central office, by phone or email. There’s no high street presence. No friendly face to sit down and talk to.

At Sansome & George, however, we are available to talk in person - which means we are accountable for our actions. There’s no hiding behind a screen here.

If you have a problem, or simply want a chat, you can visit us at any of our offices which cover Basingstoke, Tadley, Bramley, Mortimer, Kingsclere, Newbury, Theale and Reading.


As well as having a number of high street branches across the region, we also have extensive online reach, years of knowledge, and connections in the local area.

And you simply can’t put a price on that….

To discuss anything property related contact your nearest office or visit: sansomeandgeorge.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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