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Why Use a High Street Estate Agent Rather Than Sell Online?

published on 20/12/2017  

If you’re planning to sell your home you’ll be asking yourself whether to put the property into the hands of a traditional Estate Agent, or go for the online option. Here are the advantages to using an established Estate Agents like Goss and Company.

Personal Contact

Wouldn’t you rather be able to pop into our offices or pick up the phone and talk to the person who is dealing with your sale? It’s hard to ask questions when you don’t get the same person to deal with every time you make a call, which can happen online. The person you are speaking to is relying on the notes that have been left by the person who spoke to you previously. In reality they don’t know a lot about your personal situation.

Personal Service

An Estate Agent will have good local knowledge and be able to tell you immediately what your home is worth and what you can expect from prospective buyers. They will know if someone is wasting time and they can quickly deal with offers that you won’t want to consider. Online you will have to correspond or speak to anyone who contacts you about your home whether or not they are serious about making a purchase. It’s a waste of your time and energy and it something that won’t happen frequently if you have an Estate Agent to help you.

Local Knowledge

If you put your home into the hands of an Estate Agents to sell they will have plenty of information about the local area to offer to prospective buyers. They can advise about transport, local school, shops, parks, bars and restaurants. This is much more appealing to people who don’t know the area at all and have a multitude of questions to ask.


If you’re selling yourself over the internet and you’re out at work all day, then you’ll have to restrict viewings to the evenings when you’re at home. This means you won’t be able to relax until the viewing is over. You might also have to curtail your weekend activities to allow viewings to take place. If you use an Estate Agent you can give them a key and ask them to show people your property when you’re not at home and this will mean you don’t have to put up with the same level of inconvenience.

Dealing with a company who know about you and your property is much easier to deal with than a voice over the telephone you’ve never met. We can answer you’re questions and calm your nerves. Buying and selling property is stressful, but by choosing an Estate Agents like ours you can reduce the stress and get a better customer experience. Tags: High Street, Online, Estate Agent, Goss & Co