Its understandable to think that an estate agentís job is simply to find a buyer and that is it, job done. But in truth the role is as much about project management as sales. Finding someone who says they want to buy your property is a far cry from their being able to buy your property. Then there is chain management Ė several house sales and purchases may all be interdependent. Here a lot can go wrong. Most properties need surveys, many need mortgages and all will be subject to the emotional rollercoaster of property transactions that may, in the end, rest on a group of strangers all behaving well and sensibly towards each other.
A few brave souls would happily build a new house without the services of a project manager to bring together all the professionals, tradespeople and suppliers that are inevitably involved. But most people wouldnít dream of being without one. Property sale and purchase is the same. Doing it yourself or getting the service on the cheap could save you a bit and work out reasonably well - if you remain focused, detached, flexible, reasonable, compassionate, completely understanding of your fellow man and have some luck.
But if you have little time, little relevant experience, little patience, donít wish to gamble on luck and lack that natural gift for coolly buying and selling hugely valuable items of personal importance, it may be better to leave it up to an experienced and talented project manager to bring it all together.
So if you are intending to sell your house this autumn, donít compromise. Insist on the best sales and project manager you can get. Please contact us immediately!