David Baker Estate Agents Penarth
Centrally located and with convenient parking, independent Penarth Agent David Baker and his team have earned a reputation for being ‘large enough to cope but small enough to care’, and are dedicated to giving customers a personal service.
David Baker & Company has been offering a quality professional and caring personal service in all matters of the property market since it opened in 1969 and has an unrivalled knowledge of the local area.
What does an estate agent actually do for you when you ask them to sell your house? The first thing is suggesting an asking price, with a possible achievable sale price for your property.
“We as the estate agent use our experience of similar properties in the area to suggest an asking price,” David explains. “It is an estimate based on recent sales activity and knowledge of the local market, but it is just that – an estimate. Remember that the estimate sets the asking price and that purchasers will expect to negotiate.”
The fee the seller pays is a percentage of the sale price, usually between 1 and 1½ per cent.
“Other tasks the estate agent will do include photographing the house and picking out some of the important features, producing a set of Sales Particulars, featuring your home in our window display and on the internet and sending the details to specific clients on our property register,” says David.
What should your agent do for his fee? Your agent should be committed and available to advertise your home, to handle enquiries, introduce prospective buyers, accompany those who wish to view and to negotiate a price acceptable to you.
“The vendor’s job is to make the house look its best for photography and to present it clean and tidy for viewings. Our job during a viewing is to point out the important features and mention such things as schools, transport facilities and local amenities. We feel this is a vital part of our service, especially for those purchasers who are not familiar with the area.
“We are members of Rightmove and Zoopla, which are both multi-listing organisations with unrivalled nationwide coverage. Our new website www.davidbaker.co.uk features all our current properties, and these are also available to view on the UK’s largest property website –www.rightmove.co.uk – where customers can browse properties 24/7.”
Once the word is out that the home is on the market, your estate agent organises appointments for prospective buyers to view your property and handles the offers.
For a smooth transaction, it is important for vendors to make all aspects of the sale clear before it is completed. Never assume anything, don’t forget to talk about fixtures and fittings, for example. Confirming every stage of the sale, including fees, in writing with the agent, ensures peace of mind and no misunderstandings.
For more advice and all your property needs, call or email David, Claire or Liz at David Baker & Company.
Tel: 029 2070 2622
2-3 Station Approach, Penarth CF64 3EE
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