Is The End Really In Sight For High Street Agents?
Last month, a leading property industry publication reported on claims that by 2020 online estate agencies will have forced out poor High Street Agents. High Street Agents that continue to offer bad customer service are set to fade away as the number of quality online estate agencies continues to grow it was said.
The days are certainly numbered for High Street Agents, especially the ones that have a reputation of treating their buyers and even their fee paying sellers, badly.
It’s very short sighted of agents to deal with buyers without respect. Buyers become sellers and will remember who not to choose when their time to sell a property comes.
It will be fascinating to see how our High Streets look in 10-15 years time. We believe that not only the bad quality agents will have disappeared (as all businesses that offer a poor service should) but also there will be a dramatic decrease in the established estate agent names that have become far too comfortable taking up shop frontages on the High Street.
Home sellers are slowly but steadily realising that a High Street agent does not attract any more or “better” buyers than an online estate agent. The buyers are the same! And buyers won’t pay anymore for a property because it was advertised with a High Street agent.
We speak with new sellers everyday who are very interested to hear us explain how it’s possible to achieve the same price for their property and save a substantial amount of money in estate agents fees.
So to sellers – keep more of the proceeds of your home sale by using an online estate agent.
And to buyers – we know that you will, one day, be a seller too and you will be treated respectfully at Edward Giles Online.