Why use an estate agent to sell your property?

News at Townends | 18/08/2016

So you have made the decision to move, but now you face the process of actually selling your home. The next decision is whether you instruct an estate agent to do this for you, or consider the DIY selling route.

For most people, selling a home is the biggest and most important transaction they will ever make. Using professionals for each part of the process provides you with expert knowledge, legal protection and reassurance that the process will run as smoothly as possible.


Here’s some of the key benefits of instructing a reputable estate agent:

Local and overall market knowledge 

An estate agent’s knowledge of the local area, including what price similar properties have sold for and the potential demand, enables them to calculate your property’s value accurately and realistically for sale.

List of potential buyers

An estate agent will have a substantial number of potential buyers on their database who they will already be on contact with. These will be buyers who have listed their criteria with the agent and who are searching for property, ready to start viewing homes for sale immediately.

Expert marketing 

It is unlikely that you would be able to market your property yourself in the way an estate agent can. Agents invest heavily in maximising the potential reach of their audience in order to fully market their clients’ properties. They do this through their own website, major property portals which reach thousands of potential buyers every day, sale boards, mobile alerts and local advertising.


Estate agents spend all day, every day selling property and as a result have built up a vast knowledge and expertise in the whole buying and selling process. An agent can handle viewings on your behalf and most importantly, negotiate to achieve the best possible price with your most suitable buyer, thereby avoiding disappointment and stress from less serious potential buyers.

Progressing the sale

A good estate agent will also be able to offer you plenty of advice along the way. This includes guidance on conveyancing and financial services. Should any difficulties or problems arise throughout the selling process, your estate agent will provide you with advice for the best course of action and guidance to overcome any obstacles that may be blocking a quick sale of your property.

They will liaise with solicitors and conveyancers and regularly check up and down the property chain to progress the sale smoothly.

Our knowledgeable, friendly and experienced agents are perfectly placed to sell your property. If you are thinking of selling, contact your local Townends Estate Agents branch today.