Edward Giles Online Estate Agents
Edward Giles is an independently run estate agency established in 2012. It is operated by Jamie and Nick who have lived and worked in Teddington for over 30 years.
Jamie has the estate agency background, having worked at a leading independent High Street agency in South West London for many years. Nick is a qualified broadcast engineer who worked at Teddington television studios for seven years. He admits to experiencing a bit of a culture shock at first, but is now fully into the swing of things and says that he loves the fast paced and energetic nature of the online property sales business.
The idea behind the business was clear; home buyers now search online so why do High Street agents still charge so much? The way people search for property has changed dramatically in the last few years, from traipsing up and down the High Street and registering with agents (or waiting for the local property paper each week), to being able to see all available properties instantly online. Buyers can even tailor their searches and receive email and text alerts as soon as a suitable property is listed.
Edward Giles use the latest estate agency software to ensure that all buyer enquiries are responded to efficiently, helping to sell homes with minimal stress. Jamie and Nick are confident that the online estate agent model is the way the industry is going and the days of the High Street agents charging huge commissions are numbered. “When you can get exactly the same price for your property with an agent that will charge a fraction of the cost, why pay more than you need to?” says Nick. Indeed there are already a number on successful online estate agents out there and they continue to grow in popularity.
Client service and attention is paramount at Edward Giles, where clients are able to speak to the same person every time about the progress of their sale. The Middlesex estate agency has received excellent feedback from their clients to date and the owners are keen to develop the business on recommendation.
There is no need to pay huge fees to High Street estate agents.