I am always confused….and a little frustrated when I see our competitors marketing properties without floorplans.
Floorplans are a vital tool in attracting interest to a house. In my opinion as important as quality photos.
As well as letting buyers understand the layout they also let interested parties visualise changes and extensions they may wish to make.
However, equally important is the impact floorplans have on ‘hits’ received online. The big property websites have told us that properties without floorplans have 20% less hits on average! That is a drop off of one in five!
All our properties at Aldreds are offered with 2D and 3D floorplans as standard to help buyers appreciate the property and drive those all important online clicks!
This is a question that estate agents are asked on a number of occasions every day. Both at work and outside!
I can only talk from an Aldreds point of view and from what we see around our operations in East Norfolk and North East Suffolk.
As a firm we have seen seven months where new sales have been higher than the equivalent month the year before. Over the last 10 month we are around 20% up as a firm on sales agreed. A fantastic performance if I may say so myself!
Why is this? Especially with so many people talking about Brexit and such like. What makes this area and Aldreds but the national trend.
From an Aldreds point of view the credit for this has to go down to our magical staff. When the market toughens is when the best estate agents and staff rise to the top. With our experience and training our staff and offices are second to none. Also we continue to attract fantastic customers to our company who appreciate what we can offer both clients and buyers.
From a general market point of view, in my opinion, there are a number of reasons why we are bucking the national trend. Firstly, this area is attracting a lot of inward investment from buy to let investors who see NR30, NR31, NR32 & NR33 as great places to buy to let given the impressive yields. We also sell a huge amount of holiday type accommodation and with more people holidaying in the UK it is clear to see why this would be an area of growth. We also have a growing offshore energy sector which is creating local employment. Also with easy links to the ‘Fine City’ of Norwich and access to the Broads and wonderful beaches it is clear to see why people would want to settle here.
If you are thinking of selling, buying or renting so not hesitate to get in touch with your local Aldreds office.
If you have always wanted a new house on Kings Drive….I am sorry but you are now too late. All are now sold stc.
However, do not despair! MHKing & Son will be announcing and releasing there latest site in Bradwell in the summer!
Call our Gorleston office now to register your interest on 01493 664600.
Today, we have more choices than ever before. From the half-fat, decaf, double froth cappuccino at your local coffee shop to the fifty shades of white available at your local DIY store (Chapel Porth or Dover Skies anyone?). When it comes to selling your home, selecting an estate agent is no different, except this time it’s not a £3.60 coffee you’re choosing, it’s someone to help guide you through the biggest investment you’ll ever make.
With so many agents these days, it can be daunting trying to work out which agent is right for you. How do you even begin to choose?
Like most choices we make, it’s always more reassuring to make one based on a recommendation. And for us, there’s no better recommendation than from Relocation Agent Network. They chose us to be East Norfolk & North East Suffolk’s ‘Local Expert’ which means they not only recommend Aldreds to every seller in the area, but also to the market leader in relocation services, Cartus, who relocates employees for their corporate customers.
Who Are Relocation Agent Network?
Relocation Agent Network is a national network of estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales and a division of Cartus. They search the UK for the very top estate agents to represent them as Local Experts and only invite one company from each area to join. So in East Norfolk & North East Suffolk, Aldreds is the only estate agent to be selected.
Why Did Relocation Agent Network Choose Us?
The team at Relocation Agent Network has a list of strict criteria they look for in any of their member agents:
• In-depth local knowledge
• Quality customer service
• Proven experience in the marketplace
• Innovation in business
… and as it turns out, we tick all the boxes. So if Relocation Agent Network – experts in estate agency excellence – chose us, why wouldn’t you?