Top 4 tips to choose your perfect letting agent

News at Townends | 22/09/2017


Choosing to let your property is a big decision and picking the right letting agency can make a huge difference, not only to your bottom line, but also to your overall experience as a landlord.

At Townends Estate Agents we are proud to offer the complete property solution with customer care at our core. Our success is built on our reputation for excellent customer service and all of our staff are experts on their local area, enabling them to easily assist buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords. Looking for an Estate Agent in London, Surrey and Hampshire?

Here are our top tips to help you choose the right agent:

1. Reputation and Professionalism – A good place to start is to call or visit a few local agents, talk about your requirements and get a feel for their local market knowledge, whether they have a prominent high-street office and good local reputation. We are Lettings Agents in London, Surrey and Hampshire, find your local Townends Estate Agents branch now.

2. Price is Key – The most common mistake is to automatically go with the highest valuation, some agents will start with a high price to win the instruction, only to reduce it once they have been appointed. A good agent should be able to justify their opinions of the value of your property by showing you examples of similar ones that are on the market and those that have recently let.

3. Property Marketing – As well as knowing which of the main property portals, such as Rightmove and Zoopla, that your agent will list your property on, it’s also worth viewing the agent’s website from a tenant’s point of view. Consider how properties are presented to attract tenants and the quality of the photos and, in some cases, floorplans. Read about how we market your property to attract your perfect tenants now. 

4. Fees – Find out what service you can expect for the agency fee you will be paying, and remember you want an agent who is going to work hard on your behalf. When you let with Townends you benefit from our complete property solution, with services including Residential Sales and Lettings, Mortgages and Protection, Surveying, Conveyancing and Property Maintenance and Refurbishment.

We take the time to get to know all of our customers’ specific requirements and timescales in order to assist them in the best way possible. Book your FREE, no-obligation valuation today.