The first post of our blog series Why use high street agents offers property sellers some tips to help them plan their marketing strategy. Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network, says: “If you’re considering selling your property, it’s important to think carefully about your expectations of the agent handling your sale. After all, you are going to be opening up your home to them and prospective buyers. I strongly recommend that sellers pay close attention to the quality of the agent’s service, advice and trust, as well as commission rate. “With more than 600 offices across England, Scotland and Wales, the Cartus Relocation Agent Network brings together the know-how agents handpicked for their experience and performance can bring. The world’s leading provider of relocation services, Cartus, has recognised the value of the Relocation Agent Network. Why not talk to your local agent to discuss your requirements?” Marketing strategy This will cost you nothing, and you will benefit from a face-to-face consultation with a trusted expert who can guide you through the whole planning process. Things to consider: • How to price your property • Expected time to find a buyer • Commission structure • Where the property will be promoted • Regularity of viewings and whether viewings will be accompanied • For Sale board – even in the digital age, this remains a key marketing element • Marketing updates from your agent to you – make sure you agree the most convenient time and format of these updates Thinking of selling? Aldreds is a selected member of Relocation Agent Network, who has chosen us as East Norfolk & North East Suffolk's Local Expert, based on our customer service and a variety of other criteria. Not only does this prove our credentials as one of the area’s leading estate agents, but through our Network membership, we are able to offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in East Norfolk & North East Suffolk can provide. Visit to find out more.
Nominated by Melissa, Gorleston Office manager. Natalie has really worked hard and well through August and has excelled since her role changed giving her more responsibility in the office whilst covering maternity leave. Natalie has dealt with both her sales and administration roles in an exemplary fashion. WELL DONE NATALIE!
We have just had a fantastic August. Great sales levels and loads of happy house movers. There is still time to get in a new home this year. September and October are traditionally two of the busiest months of the year with regards to house sales. Buyers who want to move by Christmas will be looking to secure properties to purchase. So don’t delay. Call us today to discuss the marketing of your home!
We are delighted to announce that Darren Capps has joined our Lowestoft team and will head up the office as Branch Manager. Darren has worked in Lowestoft estate agency for 18 years and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Darren will carry out the majority of the valuation appointments so will be the first face many of our new customers meet. Darren can be contacted on 01502 565432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I received a call from a very frustrated potential buyer on yesterday. They were very interested in properties on certain roads to the north of Great Yarmouth and had been in the area over the weekend looking at property. They had returned home to find an email from me with a new instruction we had listed on the Thursday. As this property didn’t have a board and as they had no access to emails when in Great Yarmouth, they have now had to book a viewing for this coming weekend and make a trip back. If this property had a board it may well have been viewed and bought by this couple on Saturday just gone. For sale boards are important marketing tools. Yes they are great for agents too but that is not the sole reason for having them. Also viewers from boards can be the most motivated you get as they may have been waiting for a property to come for sale on a road for some time.