Listening to clients, buyers, and the property market in general, as the clocks change and the colder weather encroaches, homeowner's minds are often off in the future dreaming of that new pad, new experience, or new lifestyle.
If this is YOU, my first mention is OnTheMarket.com. There is one name that is universal when we speak about and search properties. However, competition is a good thing, and Rightmove may now have a challenge on its hands. OnTheMarket has accepted an offer of £100m from CoStar Group, a leading global provider of property information and analysis. The agreement entails £46.5m investment in the first year alone. So, be sure to expand your browsing and get to know this portal – it is certainly a valued part of our toolkit! And if you’re currently selling, make sure that you’re on all 3 major portals: Rightmove, Zoopla, and OnTheMarket – why wouldn’t you want the best exposure?
So, now that we have covered the digital side, it's fundamental we cover the human side. If you have thoughts and plans to move house, what is your next step, and who do you call? YOUR ESTATE AGENT! Good estate agents are your gateway to understanding the journey ahead of you; your house value and affordability; and seeking out your new home. The best agents will smooth all those bumps in the road ahead and remain reliable throughout. Make them work for you by ensuring the terms and conditions you sign up for are putting you, the client, first. If they do not, there are better options out there.
Taking the time to converse with your agent will open you up to insightful information about the market, overall and locally, as well as help you understand your fundamental criteria and set expectations. The best will also have wide expertise in finding the right local choices for mortgages, movers, and anything you may need for your journey.
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