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Online vs Traditional Estate Agents – Which is best?

Online Vs High Street

Selling your home can be a daunting task, and tricky if you don’t have the right support. We decided to look at the pros and cons of both types, to see which would be the best option for you.

Online – Pros

The first place a potential buyer will look for properties is online. This is great for sellers, as online agents are accessible 24/7. This means you will still be receiving interest outside of working hours.

Online estate agents usually operate under a fixed fee service, so you pay less for your service, This is brilliant if you need to keep costs low.

Online – Cons

Fixed fees are usually paid up front, which means that online agents can lose their incentive to sell your property for a higher price.

You may be required to pay extra for photography, floor-plans and viewings – always ask for all costs relating to a sale.

Lack of local area knowledge, and limited contact can also be unhelpful to sellers and buyers.

Traditional – Pros

Traditional agents are known for their support and guidance throughout the full sale.

They often include viewings as part of their package, and usually have good local area knowledge.

Traditional – Cons

Traditional agents tend to lack in online capability. With more priority placed on online marketing, you may find that you miss out on necessary marketing.

Traditional estate agents are also limited to standard working hours, which is problematic if you work late hours or shifts.

The solution?

Luckily, we are combining the best of both worlds. We have the ability to generate interest on all the best online marketing portals, and we are open 7 days each week.

We also accompany viewings, have excellent local area knowledge, and offer a full high-street service without the shop front.

Contact Coppenwall estate agents to book your free property valuation, or read more about why Coppenwall are a good choice of estate agent to sell your home.

Feel free to call us with any queries, or check out our Facebook page for some of our fantastic reviews.