We offer an entirely equivalent service to that of our high street colleagues – we just try hard to do it better. Fees are also important, however, whether you call it commission or something else, and ours will always be sensible and typically lower by comparison with that more traditional style of trading. As for the big corporates and the TV advertisers and their chosen fee structures this, of course, will be a matter of choice for the individual.
In simple terms online marketing has provided the opportunity for estate agency to re- invent itself. Unfortunately for the big corporates this has not proven to be about bulk selling and bucket-shop fees. Fortunately for the selling public (as and when they may come to realise it) there is now a new breed of agent emerging. Smaller, dedicated, focused and genuinely professional in their dealings. The hybrid is here; all you have to do is learn to trust the people rather than the brand.
As a general commentary you should find that our fees will never be any higher than the local high street operator whether that be in London or outside the M25 and in nearly every instance they will be lower. This might be only marginally so outside of London and at the lower end of the valuation scale. Inside the M25, however, where commission charging tends to be higher in any event and in particular at the higher value range, the savings will be considerable and sometimes huge. Effectively this is only highlighting the grossly unfair practice of using blanket commission charging rates irrespective of a property’s value.
Call us and we will give you a bespoke quotation. It is highly unlikely you will be disappointed and we make a point of never being beaten on fees by any ‘conventional’ high street agent operating in our specialist price bracket.
Barry also carries out other various professional work that is not necessarily directly connected with agency, although it certainly can be on occasion. This includes leasehold enfranchisement work concerning lease extensions and the collective freehold acquisition of blocks of flats and also valuation for revenue purposes such as Capital Gains and Inheritance Tax (probate).
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you believe that Barry may be able to assist in anything related to the above.