Posts Tagged ‘the estate agent’

PostHeaderIcon 10 Tips for Estate Agents

wpAnyway, here are 10 tips for estate agents based on our six months of searching

Photos matter
Really, they do matter. Last time I bought a house was 2008. Even in the five years since the internet has transformed buying a house. I want to see good quality photos before I even consider viewing a house. And if you don’t take a photo of at least all the downstairs rooms (including the kitchen) I’ll assume the worst. (Though it would be hard to get worse than these.)

Floor-plans are crucial
First I look at the photos. The next step is to check out the floor-plan. I remember when we were moving house when I was a child, here’s what you’d get: a tiny, credit card-sized photo glued onto a closely-typed double-sided page of room names and dimensions which meant absolutely nothing to me. Not now: I want a clear diagram. If the house hasn’t got a floor-plan I’ll just assume the estate agent’s heart isn’t in it. Read the rest of this entry »