Why Estate Agency Is Still a People’s Business

In today’s digital world, many are left wondering if a human touch is still necessary in buying and selling homes. In our experience, the answer to that question is a resounding yes, estate agency is still very much a people’s business. And here we explain why:

A home is a unique product

In our experience, each home is unique and you need a trained eye with local experience to value its individual selling points. What market is it ideal for? Does it have potential to extend? What lifestyle does the location offer? Some features might be quantified without actually seeing the house,

Great value

Because the home you own might be the most valuable asset you will ever own, can you rely on a software to actually sell it at its true value? We have years of local experience and most likely know all historic sales in the area as well as current interest from active buyers. Although digital platforms are great tools to reach information, it is the collecting and disseminating it discerningly that offers the true added value in a property transaction.

The art of negotiation

While you can rely on managing offers via online messaging, having an expert negotiator on your side, able to pick cues and leverage their experience in reading people and their reactions can make a difference of thousands to the final sale price.

All the unpleasant aspects of a home sale – handled by professionals

Home viewings, listening to buyer feedback, asking uncomfortable questions to vet potential buyers, are all part of our job. Some might be easily handled online but others hinge on looking a person in the eye and asking the right questions at the right time.

A hand to hold

Buying and selling, letting and renting are all life changing, stressful events. Having the support of an experienced professional who understands the ins and outs of the transaction and is able to offer advice and support can make a world of difference in the process. We love the fact that we meet people from all walks of life in our daily jobs and help them get to where they want to be. Sometimes personal stories get intertwined in our professional work but that is ok, that is why we as humans are here, to listen and help in difficult moments, as well as celebrate with you in the happy ones.

As one of the West of Scotland’s longest-standing estate agents, we have had lots of experience managing the ups and downs of the housing market in recent times, so you can be confident you’ll be in safe hands when working with us. With an expert team by your side and a variety of properties on offer, including both property to let and homes for sale, Caledonia Bureau are confident that we can match you with the right home. Give our friendly team a call today, choosing from our offices in Clydebank, Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Paisley.

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