From saving you money to providing first class service, we look at why it pays to move online to put your home on the market.
From telephones that can fit in our pockets to driverless cars, technology has come a long way in the past few decades, altering our everyday lives.
And services have also improved with the digital age, ensuring so many of our day-to-day tasks can now be completed with the touch of a button – including selling our homes.
Online estate agencies are booming, with more and more businesses moving away from the traditional bricks and mortar shopfronts we all know so well.
But it’s understandable why some homeowners might be wary of using an online service for one of the most important – and sometimes stressful – periods in life.
Here, to help you understand more about The Estate Agency Company and the benefits of our unique business model, we outline five reasons to sell your home through an online estate agency.
1. We know your local area
Unlike some of the corporate, multi-location companies that run high street estate agencies, we know our local area like the back of our hand.
Based in central Scotland, our dedicated team live, work and spend their downtime in the same streets as our clients – ensuring we know exactly which areas are up-and-coming, how the market is shifting, and where you can expect to find potential buyers.
2. We offer competitive rates and fees
Much like online shopping giants, such as Amazon and eBay, the savings we make from basing our business online can be passed onto our clients.
As an online-only estate agent we can offer competitive rates and fees you won’t see on the high street.
3. We know the importance of your time
Selling your home is a tricky and sometimes lengthy process. And although we are a small team, we believe this makes us provide even better service.
Many traditional estate agents only work from Monday to Friday, nine to five. But we understand that life isn’t that simple for everyone, and can work around your schedule to find a time that works for everyone. After all, the internet is never closed for business.
Our online process is streamlined, fast and accurate, ensuring your property is marketed efficiently and to the right buyers.
4. We’re experts at online marketing
Many estate agents have been slow to move into the digital arena – but not The Estate Agency Company. We are at the forefront of online marketing, ensuring all our clients benefit from up-to-the-minute technology, advertising solutions and market trends.
Our slick, fast and responsive website makes sure your property is seen by buyers in your area, 24/7. And our expert team also have the skills to utilise digital media, which is far more effective than an advert in the paper or a card in a shop window.
Additionally, we don’t need to spend our time running a busy office. This means we have more time to dedicate to keeping abreast of the market and selling your home.
5. We still provide the same traditional customer service
Sometimes when businesses move online, they forget how to connect with their customers. But just because we are an online agency, doesn’t mean we are faceless.
Our team are friendly, hands-on and always ensure your property is their number one priority. Plus, we come to you. Before you decide to sell, a member of our team will come to your home at a time that suits you.