There are all sorts of real estate agents in London. Of course there are. It's a huge city, with more real estate than it knows what to do with. The proliferation of real estate agents London, unfortunately, means that you stand as much of a chance of running into a bad one as a good one – unless you know what to look for in an agent that can really get you what you want out of a city as large and complicated as the UK capital.
So what should you look for in an estate agent for a major city? It's best if we start by thinking about the things you should look to avoid. The worst kind of estate agent, for anything other than impersonal and depressing lets that are often over priced (and how would you know, unless you were an estate agent yourself – in which case you'd be finding your own let or buy?), is the multi location brand name agent.Why? Because the employees of these things are locked into fierce competition with each other for company cars and bonuses, which basically means they'll sell anything they can to anyone who will listen. No – real estate agents London, if they are going to find something good, have to be at the right level. And that level is a bit higher up the chain of class and command: a personally run business, operating two or three offices in good locations across the city.
When you use a real estate agent with whom you can build a personal relationship, you are much more likely to find what you want at the price you can afford to pay for it. This kind of agent is, of course, as willing and anxious to sell or let to you as all the other – but he, or she, knows the difference between ramming any old thing down your throat and actually undertaking to find you what you want and what you need.Here, with this kind of real estate agents London, you find the difference between bad and good sales. A good sales person, or lettings agent, will find his or her client what they want. That's the pitch, that's the hook, that's what the price is for. Go to one of these real estate agents and you know you will get something perfect. You know it'll be sold to you, and that you will pay the price asked for it – but you also know that it will be genuinely what you require.
Real estate agents of this calibre make their money by providing a service people really want, which is their guarantee as well as their calling card. Lower level estate agents make their money by a kind of carpet bombing approach, which leaves everyone with a sour taste in their mouths.
So it's not as hard to find the best real estate agents London has to offer after all. Look for the quietly classy offices, with links to two or three other locations – and walk into a world where you know you will get exactly what you want.