There are lots of decisions to make when selling your house, which in most cases is the most valuable asset. One of those decisions is which estate agent to choose and why.
Local presence and data as well as success is one of the logic behind why we choose our high-street agents, but with large overheads including; many members of staff and flashy high-street offices, the standard agents fee's are usually up to 2.5% of the asking price otherwise higher! With over 80% of successful buyers now using the internet to search for their next home, is high-street presence really as important as it was previously?
During the last few years there have been a number of 'forward-thinking', online based agents successfully selling property up and down the country. By advertising on all the large property portals and local press, not to mention the proactive approach of theses agents, they are able to open the door to the same, if not more, amount of buyers as the traditional estate agent but at a fraction from the cost!
There is still an argument that online estate agents do not have the correct level of local knowledge to own most accurate advice. This can be the case, however, now there is a new concept in Estate Agency that takes all of the positives from each side of the argument and provides a service that seems is the happy medium. When you choose to instruct an online Estate Agent with local expertise you are able to get all of the local knowledge and accurate advice of the high street agent together with the cheap fee's that an online estate agent can offer by eliminating those expensive over heads.