What are the benefits of an online estate agent?
As the internet merges more and more with our daily lives industries and businesses are changing at a rapid rate to adapt. The estate agency industry is no different with technology helping vendors and landlords advertise, sell and let properties faster and easier than ever before.
What is an Online Estate Agent?
Back in the old days a house buyer would typically get into their car wander down to their local high street estate agent and spend the day looking at adverts or they may cruise the streets of their favourite area looking for a For Sale board before even booking a viewing.
These days its a lot quicker. As soon as a prospective buyer starts to look for properties the first place they turn to is the internet. They will surf the property portals and websites such as Righthmove or Zoopla and within a short space of time have a list of properties to enquire about or book viewings for.
If you want a definitive guide to an online agent you can take a look at an earlier post and video here. An online estate agent is basically a traditional agent but with some unique benefits. Typically an online estate agents services cover the following areas in their services:
- Full marketing on Rightmove, Zoopla and other major national property portals
- Quality Property Pictures
- Floor plans
- Marketing descriptions
- Organise viewings
- Take enquiries about your property and take information of prospective purchasers
- Online login Areas
- For Sale or To Let Boards
- Manage the sales process such as Negotiations, sending documents, speaking with solicitors, advising property buyers
- Letting services for landlords
So what are the advantages of online estate agents?
With technology being at the forefront online estate agents are able to offer the services of a traditional estate agent at a fraction of the cost. Some vendors and landlords can save a lot of money from going online. With some saving £1000’s!
In the property market communication has got to come up as one of the most important things. Communication between parties can make or break sale closures which maybe costly for all involved. Most online estate agents are able to offer website login areas that enable customer to track viewings add properties and even monitor buyer offers when they come in. With this 24/7 access it’s a huge incentive.
National Marketing coverage
80% of people when looking for a property turn to the internet first. Smart phones and tablets are
increasing making it easier for people to search for properties that they like on the internet. Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and others are able to get more eyes on properties and draw in leads from all over the world not just the related area of the seller.
With so much marketing coverage online estate agents are able to get more enquiries about properties and in turn sell and let properties very quickly. Some properties can be snapped up within a week.
Some people think that because online agents allow the landlord or the vendor to perform the viewings this is a bad thing. However allowing a landlord or vendor to perform a viewing not only keeps the cost down allowing excellent prices to be passed on but research shows that the viewer meeting the landlord or seller in person increases the likely hood of better offers being made on the property in the future.
We are able to offer marketing services to customers looking to sell or let their house privately and we also offer a full estate agency services to customers looking for something a little more hands off.
We don’t need fancy cars and offices our job is simple. To get your property sold for the best price and save you money at the same time. For more information on our products and services please visit our home page by clicking here or why not send us a message and we can send you over a brochure. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org