“A Qualified Agent?”

It seems amazing to us that almost anyone can open up an estate agency and commence trading without any training, qualifications, proof of minimum standards, or certificate of competency. The sale of your property is far too important to entrust to just anybody. Those who claim to work on your behalf may simply be out to claim the commission from a lacklustre sale which might have happened without their involvement, where there is no accountability, commitment or care. Their objective might only be to secure a sale at any price, as long as they can claim a commission. One has to ask the question – “Will they genuinely act in my best interests, and secure a good price from a well-qualified buyer?” Will they make your move as stress-free as possible, or add to the anxiety of moving? There are various credentials you should check when selecting the right agent to sell your home, such as memberships of both the National Federation of Property Professionals and The Guild of Prefessional estate Agents. Membership of these bodies is voluntary and demonstrates that the member agent is happy to be bound by a stringent code of conduct and will adhere to the highest ethical standards. We are proud of our membership of the NofPP and The Guild of Professional Estate Agents, and believe it is an indication of the type of service excellence you can expect to receive should you decide to buy or sell through members such as ourselves. After all, when the time comes to sell there is much at stake, so you owe it to yourself to choose wisely. Lorna Sayers & Karen Blight © Copyright 2011 next2buy Ltd