Leicester estate agents, Open House, advise landlords searching for a letting agent that local is always best. There are so many benefits to opting for local estate agents, they offer greater security and knowledge of the area and so much more! Open House Estate Agents, based in Leicester, offer a personalized service delivered through a network of local agents. Open House is a national franchise with over 25 years of experience in the property industry. With their wide experience in letting homes around the Midlands, Open House have learned that one distinguishing factor plays the greatest role in home management: having a local agent.
What Are The Benefits Of a Local Estate Agent?
There are many benefits to having a local agent. Firstly, an agent who knows the area and the market really well can offer landlords an insight into the value of their property as well as the standards that potential renters will expect.
In many cases, a local agent will also be able to recommend local services people such as gardeners, small repair services and cleaners to maintain the standard of the property. They will already have local relationships in place with trusted services. Don’t waste your time searching through cowboy suppliers, take advantage of your local estate agents knowledge.
Property letting is always about achieving a return on investment for the landlord but in lots of cases, the property has some sentimental value too. By using a local letting agent, a landlord has a little more security as the agent may visit the tenants regularly to ensure the upkeep of the property in terms of value and aesthetic. A local agent is also more likely to be able to develop a rapport with the tenants, ensuring that the relationship remains stable and profitable. As Open House put it, no tenants mean no rent, the work really starts when the tenant moves in.
As a leader in the local market, Open House pride themselves on delivering an outstanding service to landlords. They can handle everything from 24-hour emergency services to administration to get the process started.
You local estate agents will also advertise the property on all the major property websites, such as Zoopla and Rightmove. The aim of the game is to find suitable tenants that fit with the landlord’s prerequisites including credit checks and deposits. With these services, the landlord can simply sit back and let the investment run.
Rather than working with a faceless national letting company, working with a local letting agent allows landlords to develop a relationship that works for everyone. If there is one reason to choose local it is that local means personal. You are able to pick up the phone at any time and speak to a local advisor, whether you need property consultancy advice, mortgage information or just have a tenant query. Local Estate Agents often hold more property expertise and personable recommendations. They will know the local property market inside and out, offering more reliable valuations and professional surveys.
DIY agents are notorious for overvaluing properties and disappointing sellers. In a recent survey by Which.com, over 70% of properties had to be reduced in order to sell when valued by an online agent. When we value property in Leicester, we take into account lots of factors that may affect the value, and our local knowledge and affinity to the area helps to ensure we don’t get it wrong.
Local knowledge and experience bring a more skillful negotiator. Allowing your Leicester estate agent to handle your negotiating, rather than trying to do it yourself, will ensure you achieve the best price for your property. You will never get full sales potential with a DIY agent, as they are paid up-front fixed fees, so have no incentive to push for a higher price – does that sound like the best way to achieve a sale?
Open House estate agent only receive an after-sales commission, meaning we’re motivated to negotiate with the prospective buyer and get the best possible price for your property. If your sale doesn’t complete, we don’t get paid!
Your local estate agent should strive to make your selling experience as stress-free as possible, from the initial valuation right up until you receive the keys to your new home. We understand that selling your property can be overwhelming at times, and you want to enjoy this exciting experience, don’t you? As a full-service agent Open House takes the pressure off and expertly handle everything, so you and your family can celebrate your move and embrace the possibilities a new home offers.
If you are looking to sell your house, you want a Leicester estate agent who will work hard to get the best sale possible for you – even when you need to sell your house quickly. That’s why you need to talk to Open House Estate Agents Leicester. Call us now on 0116 243 7938 for friendly expert help.