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It’s quite often that when you first put your property for sale that you may choose the wrong estate agent as you often led by false promises that the estate agent tells you what you want to hear to get you on board, but later down the line your house is still on the market, with little viewings and having to reduce the value of your property once again. You should make yourself aware of other local estate agent tricks of the trade.

So, months are passing by, the interest in the property has dried up, you’ve probably been in contact with the estate agent daily just for an update on viewings but unfortunately there isn’t anything to report back on more often than not.

It’s time to consider changing estate agent, someone that prides themselves on customer service and would go the extra mile rather than about their own commission. The question that home sellers quite often ask is, but where do I stand contractually? Can I just change estate agent?

The very first thing you should do is take a read over the contract that was agreed, it will be in the fine print and most likely be under the breakaway clause. Most estate agents will let you do this as long as you given them a fair chance to sell your property, some may stipulate a 14 day cooling period so they can chase up ongoing leads and interest they may have, a final push.

Are they any fees involved to move away? It will be worth getting an opinion on this from your new estate agent, as some estate agents will put in what’s known in the industry as a “ready, willing and able purchaser” clause.

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Customer service, honesty and transparency is something we pride ourselves on, you only have to read our reviews to see we are an industry leader in this.

If you have a property for sale that isn’t selling and perhaps your losing faith with your current estate agent, why not contact us and find out what we can do for you? We’re more than happy to help and advise.


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