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The benefits of using a high street estate agent vs an online agent

Published: 30/01/2024

In today's digital age, online estate agents have gained popularity, offering convenience and cost savings. However, there is a reason more than 90% of the public are still choosing a high street estate agent.

Whilst online agents’ low fees may seem inviting, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Buying a house can be stressful at times, and the comfort of having a friendly, local estate agent to provide you with updates and personalised support is something which is valued by many house buyers and sellers.

Some other clear advantages include:

 • Getting the best price for your home - with a traditional estate agent, you’ll have someone working to get the best price and push the transaction through quickly and efficiently.

Personal service - reputable high street agents build relationships, offering sellers a one-on-one service that keeps you in the loop every step of the way, and you won’t be left on      hold for hours when you try to get in touch with them either.

More visibility – alongside showcasing properties online, local estate agents also benefit from window sales and cross-branch sales. In essence, our reach is wider than purely          online  agents as we have all angles covered, rather than relying on one single sales funnel. 

Local knowledge – high street agents possess in-depth knowledge of the local market conditions, including property values, trends, and buyer preferences, and therefore have a much better feel for the area that you will be selling in, enabling them to provide a more personal and targeted service.

The benefits of using a high street estate agent should not be underestimated – from their local market knowledge to their extensive networks, negotiation skills, and comprehensive support, high street agents bring invaluable expertise to the table. 

When it comes to one of the most significant purchases of your life, the guidance provided by a high street estate agent can make a remarkable difference, ensuring a smooth and successful experience.

Here at Paul Carr Estate Agents, we can provide experienced Branch Managers and Valuers with in-depth knowledge of the local market, Viewing Representatives to showcase your property to prospective buyers, dedicated Property Sales Consultants and Sales Progressors to guide you through the post sales process, as well as Mortgage Advisors to help you initially navigate the application process. 

You can rest-assured and find confidence knowing that, as one of the UK’s leading full-service, value-added estate agents, we’re here to help and guide you every step of the way. 


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