Why choose a full-service estate agent?

April, 2019

If you’re ready to put your home on the market, then choosing the right estate agent can seem overwhelming. Do you choose an online only agent and pay an upfront fee? Or do you approach a local full-service agent with an established physical presence in their local community, years of experience, unparalleled sales knowledge and work on a no sale no fee basis? 


You could achieve a higher selling price

Have you ever heard the saying you get what you pay for? Well, when it comes to estate agents, the same principle applies. In fact, plumping for the cheapest upfront option might be a false economy because it may cost you more money in the long run.


Why? Nothing beats an established local agent with the right tools and unrivalled local knowledge of an area. We don’t just sit back and let the sale take care of itself because we’ve already been paid, as is sometimes the case with some agents. We use our knowledge and expertise to achieve the highest possible selling price for your property.


We have an up to date database of local buyers who are looking for specifics such as proximity to certain schools, transport links and leisure facilities. When a well-matched property is on our books, we’ll proactively approach people who we think would be interested in viewing it. It’s having access to this sort of local data that can make all the difference when it comes to selling a property for the best price.


A local agent will handle viewings, negotiations and the conveyancing process

Viewings are one of the most crucial aspects of selling a property and while some people are comfortable in showing would be buyers around their home, others have neither the time nor the inclination. True, some online only estate agents do offer accompanied viewings, but you’ll typically have to pay extra for the privilege.


Check that your agent is prepared to negotiate on your behalf: many don’t and will leave it up to you. You’ll have to decide if you’re comfortable negotiating with your buyer for the asking price you want or handling any last-minute paperwork problems. As soon as a buyer makes an offer, we will contact you to communicate full details, plus any special conditions, to help you decide whether or not to accept.


Once a sale is agreed on your property, we will follow it through to a satisfactory completion. We are on hand 6 days a week to ensure your sale progresses as quickly and simply as possible. We will liaise with all the links in a moving chain including solicitors, surveyors and others estate agents and update you on a regular basis.


We oversee the full conveyancing process from accepting an offer to completion. A service that is often overlooked by low cost agents.  Careful management of this stage is vital to ensuring the sale completes.


Access to local contacts

Choosing to market your property through a local estate agent opens a network of trusted community contacts, from builders and tradespeople to conveyancers and independent mortgage advisers, all of whom will be happy to meet you face to face. It also means you won’t have to hand over one of the most important decisions of your life to someone on the other side of a computer.


No hidden extras

Upfront fees may seem tempting at first glance but check very carefully for any hidden extras, all of which can soon mount up. We’ve heard of some agents charging extra for photography, ‘for sale’ boards and, as mentioned previously, viewings. If you choose Naylor Powell to sell your home, all of this plus professional quality photography and floorplans are included as standard.


High Street presence combined with online marketing is an unbeatable combination

With years of experience in selling homes in Gloucestershire, we know that having an accessible office that’s bright, welcoming and modern attracts footfall. We’re happy to be the go-to agent in our local community and having a physical location where people can drop by, have a tea or coffee, chat to the friendly team and find out what’s new on our books is incredibly important.


That doesn’t mean that we neglect our online presence. We advertise on Rightmove, OnTheMarket, our website, Facebook and Twitter. The difference is that, unlike an online only estate agent, we don’t solely rely on these platforms to achieve sales. As a full-service agency, we offer the best of both worlds.


If you would like to discuss moving home, then please call your friendly local branch:


Gloucester   01452 398010

Cheltenham   01242 252699

Newent   01531 828970

Stonehouse   01453 827640


Naylor Powell

Estate Agents  l  Letting Agents  l  Property Managers

Cheltenham | Gloucester  l  Newent  l  Stonehouse

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