Finding a trustworthy estate agent
Peter Greatorex of The Apartment Company explains the benefits of using a Member of The Guild of Property Professionals to sell your apartment
Choosing the right estate agent who you can trust to help support you through the moving process is critical. With so many to choose from, however, it can be a daunting task, creating a barrier to both trust and confidence as to who will match up to what they’re claiming they can do.
Therefore, finding an agent who belongs to a recognised professional body can help provide reassurance that you are in safe hands.
For example, we are proud to be celebrating our 10th year as an Associate of The Guild of Property Professionals, an organisation which has been designed to ensure a higher standard within the industry. As part of a national network of 800 independently owned estate agents, we have all been carefully selected as the exclusive agent of our areas.
Here are some of the benefits for sellers to achieve the right result…
Firstly, all agents within the network have access to continuous skills training and the latest industry legislation updates. This expertise is then maintained through random audits by The Guild so sellers can be assured that they are dealing with somebody who is kept up to date with all things property.
Another key part is marketing properties effectively, which involves sophisticated presentation. We have access to tools such as brochures, magazines, e-zines and The Guild’s Park Lane property exhibition where we promote homes at their best to the lucrative London and investor market, not just locally.
Furthermore, we are tried and tested professionals who are part of the community. Therefore, we really do have an in-depth understanding of our local market conditions and how best to market our apartments.