One thing the team here at The Property Shop has in common is that we’ve all bought and sold homes in the past.
This means we have walked a mile in our clients’ shoes and can see our business from their perspective.
We were discussing this in our office this week. One of the biggest frustrations we had with our individual dealings with estate agents was how hard it was to speak with them. Basic stuff, but very important when you’re making what will probably be the biggest purchase/sale of your life.
I remember when I was in the process of buying my first home and leaving messages for the agent to call me but only getting a response two or three days later.
It was one of the things we vowed to do differently when we started The Property Shop.
That’s why we provide our mobile numbers to all our clients. That’s also why we operate an ‘out of hours’ service where if a client wants to contact us after usual office hours they can.
In the age of the internet we could have gone down the route of being an online only estate agency, having a virtual office somewhere and doing the majority of our work over the phone or via email.
But from our own buying and selling experience we all agreed that having offices so clients can pop in for a cuppa and chat is important and one of the reasons why we’ve opened up our new office in West Swindon so we now have offices covering both sides of the town.
We get lots of people popping into our office to discuss how their sale is progressing, for me that face to face interaction is incredibly important.
When you instruct an agent to work on your behalf you want there to be trust and rapport. We believe the best way to achieve that is by meeting with and talking to people about their needs and to ensure we are available as and when clients need us.
Thanks for reading,