It’s no wonder why a lot of people have fears when it comes to online transactions, thinking they’re not safe. But, in a time where almost every information you need is within the tip of your fingertips, the Internet is one great venue to make a deal considering its wide reach. With proper research, making transactions online can bring a number of benefits to both the buyer and the seller.
To gain more confidence in selling your estate online, online estate agents from House Tree share some of the things you should consider:
Ask the people around you, your family, friends, neighbors or colleagues, for some recommendations. Nothing is much better than hearing first-hand information from people you really know.
Check for authenticity
Check the website. Follow the lead about the company. Go through its credentials, statistics, customers’ testimonies, reviews and news. A thorough research will help make you make a more informed decision.
Verify the membership
In the UK, agents are required to become members of one of three grievance bodies: the Property Ombudsman, the Ombudsman Services Property and, as of 2014 the Property Redress Scheme who has a searchable database for their member list. Each of these bodies can pursue your claims should things go wrong.
Check within your locality
Local agents know the area. They are closer to finding prospective buyers. Often times, the recommendations you’ll get are from your vicinity.
What everyone can do is to be more informed before selling an estate over the Internet. Check recommendations from people around, verify the authenticity of the agent referred, check the membership to grievance bodies. Lastly, check within the locality, as someone you know may be familiar with these agents. They are closer to finding prospective buyers because they are acquainted with the area.