Picking an agent to represent you in a property sale can be a confusing choice. Do you pick the agent with the most ‘for sale’ boards up in your area? Or the one that offers you the lowest fee?
There’s actually more to think about, and EweMove Harrogate, Knaresborough & Wetherby’s unique approach scores highly in three key areas.
Unlike other estate agents, with EweMove you’ll have a dedicated personal agent to see your house sale through from valuation to completion.
They’ll get to know you and your property and you’ll have the same person conduct all the viewings. This means you receive consistent feedback and advice on the best offer to accept. Think about it, how can an office-based negotiator obtain the best price for a property that they have never been to, from people they have never met? It’s even worse if the agent requests that you do your own viewings – never do this if you want the best price for your property!
EweMove’s service is so good, it has won the coveted title of “the UK’s most trusted estate agent” on Trustpilot and the 2020/21 EA Masters National Sales Agency of the Year award, based on independent listings analysis and ‘mystery shopper’ interactions, not by an industry picked judging panel.
EweMove sold Sally Binns’ Knaresborough property. She said Ewemove were “fantastic from start to finish”:
“Our Ewemove agent’s approach to selling our home was spot on and he got us 2 asking price offers on the first day of viewings. The offer we accepted, unfortunately, had to pull out due to losing their buyer, and yet again we got a new asking price offer within days. EweMove were poles apart from other estate agents we have had dealings with previously and I would recommend them all day long!”
Based on data from GetAgent, in September 2021 EweMove Harrogate, Knaresborough & Wetherby achieved an average asking price of between 0.6% and 1.7% more for their customers’ homes than other estate agencies in the area. For a £300,000 home, that equates to between £1,800 and £5,100 more.
Because your agent is personally involved every step of the way, they’re fully invested in selling your home. The best buyers will see your home thanks to marketing experts who are on hand to promote your property across social media and the most popular websites. Crucially, what drives the best price achievement is the same person meeting and negotiating with these buyers in your property.
Getting the best price is surely every seller’s goal, but for many, speed is also of the essence. Selling a property quickly is relatively easy if the price is low. The best agents will not only sell a property quickly, but will also achieve the best price – which is exactly what EweMove agents do. Last month, EweMove sold properties in the HG2 postcode area between two and ten weeks faster than other Harrogate agents, and between four and seven weeks faster in HG1 (figures obtained from GetAgent).
EweMove has a unique service that creates a smoother and quicker route to completion. Using its ‘ASAP’ (Assured Sale & Progression) service, the 2021 average time for local EweMove customers to move from sale agreed to completion is 101 days. The national average is well over a month longer at between 140 and 154 days.
When an offer is accepted on a property and legal services begin, the buyer’s solicitor orders ‘searches’. The local search can take weeks to be delivered and delay your sale. With EweMove and ASAP, as soon as you list your property the local search will be ordered. The buyer can either use ASAP’s services themselves or just buy the search results, massively cutting down this time-consuming process. If they instruct ASAP, buyers only pay for the searches on completion, whereas with other agents and solicitors they must pay around £300 up front, which in itself creates delays.
If the majority of conveyancing issues could be summarised in one phrase, it’s ‘poor communication’. To mitigate this, you’ll be assigned a dedicated ‘progressor’, who communicates with all parties. They speak to the buyer, vendor, agent, solicitors and others involved in the chain to make sure things are kept on track – making the sale agreed to completion stage of selling your home even smoother with EweMove.