There are a group of professional in this world that are treated little better than politicians and that is the poor old lambasted Estate Agent. Estate Agents are regularly statistically seen as being untrustworthy (along with MP’s and council workers for some reason, can’t think why). This thought came about from the rather wild and unregulated times of the nineteen eighties. This was when it was okay to say that a one bedroom, well bedsit, was compact and bijou (which amounts to the same thing) with panoramic views of the Victorian architectural masterpiece. What this translated to was it was a terribly small flat next to the bus station. This is not the case with such Bath Estate Agents Pritchard’s, whose website can be viewed here at pritchards-bath.co.uk they will offer you the what estate agents are supposed to do. Let’s see just exactly what that is?
The main thing that an estate agent has to do is sell your house. That’s it really, sell your house. If that means they have to use the bijou line then they will especially if you need to that house. Of course, there is a bit more to it than that. They will come round the house to be sold and help you to asses the value of your house. While they are not valuers themselves, they will know the market and the area plus what potential buyers are looking for. You might think that the pink Pagoda in the garden or the bedroom that you’ve converted into a home bar is a winner, but the job of the estate agent is to be pragmatic and bring you back down to earth. They will also look at ways that you can improve the house for sale, it is in their best interests after all, by citing the fact that it might be a good idea to cut the grass in the garden and remove the offensive art work that you have up on the wall before they start to take pictures.
The estate agent will also make sure that you’ve got all the right measurements and floorplan in place before setting to with the professional photographers. They have to get the place looking like a new pin. One thing they also do is look after a very important document know as the Energy performance certificate or EPC. Modern homes require this as it may affect the view of the person looking to buy. They may not want something that is costly to heat and power.
It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it and it will fall to you to get it done if you don’t hire and estate agent and we all know what you’re like don’t we.