Let’s face it, Estate Agents have a bad reputation. In the public eye they dress in sharp suits, drive around in fast cars and are full of unfulfilled promises. In the league of the most loathed trades, they are up there with bankers and politicians. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. A good estate agent working for you could save you thousands of pounds as well as take the stress out of a significant life event. The bad agents make the headlines, but the good ones make clients and buyers happy with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of care.
At Somerville’s this is something we feel passionately about. We have started the Campaign Against Bad Estate Agency to promote excellent estate agency work and highlight bad practices which affect the view of the industry as a whole. We do not name names, but our campaign provides a forum for discussion and education so that everyone can learn what great things estate agents can do, and of course, some of the bad things they shouldn’t.
Let’s stamp out the sharks and crack down on the cowboys whilst applauding those that go the extra mile and do things well. Do contact us with your experiences – the good, the bad and the ugly. Join our campaign by contacting us or find us on Facebook and learn more.