Even though there are still many traditional aspects to the property market, the internet has shaped the way buyers search and sellers promote.
Some vendors and buyers swear by the low-cost services provided by online estate agents. If all you are focused on is the bottom line, it is understandable that you will be attracted to this style of service. It is also important to state that not all online estate agents are the same, some online agents offer a good service. However, many offer a limited service and a lot of clients find that they don’t get value for money or don’t get all the services they need when it comes to making a move in the property market.
Local information is of great interest to buyers
So, even if you don’t want to rely solely on the internet when making a property move, you will admit that there is a lot of information to help you with a move. Not only do online property portals make it very easy to search for a home, when it comes to reviewing a local area or community, but the internet also has a lot to offer.
If you are looking to buy a home, you may be interested in local schools, and you can find all the most recent Ofsted reports for schools in the local area. If you are interested in crime statistics, these can be found online. Also, if you are looking for transport information, this is information that should be readily at hand when you are considering moving into an area.
Provide buyers with local insight and knowledge
This is great news for buyers but there is also a lot of information and tips not available online, or at least, it’s not as easy to find. Even though the internet is tremendous for sharing information, buyers will still have gaps in their knowledge, and this is where vendors can step in and provide information that not only sells their home, it sells their local community.
Homeowners have experience of living in a local area, in using local transport, in shopping in the area and in taking part in community groups and activities. These create a fuller picture of what a community is like, and will help a buyer to make up their mind as to whether this is the right area for them.
At Austin Property Services, we understand the importance of local knowledge and insight. We are pleased to say that we love the local community and our team has considerable experience of homes and life in your area. This is why we are the ideal agents to trust and rely on when it comes to promoting your home to would-be buyers.
If you plan on selling your home in 2019, rely on Austin Property Services and we will do everything we can to ensure you sell your property in style.