There is currently a lively debate raging within the property world regarding the merits of traditional high street agencies versus internet based estate agents. Here at Aston Knowles Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, we’re determined to prove that traditional property services are still in high demand.
In 2014, Aston Knowles took over of the prestigious offices of Knight Frank in Sutton Coldfield, and have established ourselves as the ‘go to agency’ for high end property within the Royal town ever since – and what an exciting place it is to be for us!
Sophie Bullock, chartered surveyor and director here at Aston Knowles, says. “The UK property market is certainly experiencing growth and as a result we are too. Despite Brexit, we haven’t seen a negative impact on the property market as yet. Although there is a lot of talk about digital estate agencies within our industry, the fact of the matter is that buyers and sellers want a quality service from experienced and knowledgeable agents, particularly at the higher end of the market. It’s our personal service and commitment to go the extra mile that we consider puts in best stead to achieve our client’s goal. Communication, proactivity and client care are the fundamental traits that we consider makes a traditional agent stand out, over and above that of an online agent”.
“Your agent will undoubtedly have marketed homes like yours in the past, and each home will only have been bought by one person. Therefore if 12 people viewed a property then there are still 11 out there who are looking for a property of that style in that price range. That’s a very valuable pool of potential buyers!”
“A good estate agent will play a very important part in managing the sales process. There is no substitute for using a trained negotiator. Agents know the value of patience and not losing sight of the objective. It is always in your agent’s interest to get the very best price for your home. On a final note there are often hidden fees with online agents i.e. you may find that you are contracted to use their conveyancing services – and that can be very expensive.”
As one of the region’s leading estate agencies, here at Aston Knowles we have high hopes for 2018 – despite what’s being said in the press about the UK’s housing market – with an imbalance in the availability of quality property compared to the number of hopeful purchasers in the market place, our firm is committed to sourcing the best properties, in the most affluent areas, to meet buyers demand. As they say – the proof is in the pudding – so why not take a look at our client testimonials here.
With our strong team, combining experience, local market knowledge, good ethics and in house marketing expertise, Aston Knowles have positioned themselves to make a difference in the prestigious, Sutton Coldfield property market – both traditionally and digitally. To see what properties are currently on our books, visit our ‘For Sale’ page here. If you’re thinking about selling your home, you can contact our friendly, experienced and award winning team of traditional estate agents by clicking here.