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Should I retain an agent to find and negotiate a property for me?

Updated: 20 June 2017

Why retain an agent

Your retained agent will have good local knowledge and understanding of the marketplace and can therefore point out the benefits as well as pitfalls of a particular area or property. He will also be able to advise on current market trends, undertake research and provide evidence of comparable recent transactions in the immediate vicinity.

 

Your retained agent will undertake the following

For an agreed fee your retained agent will undertake the following:

  • Conduct a property search using the brief provided
  • Identify and approach owners and agents of potentially suitable properties
  • Negotiate the acquisition on your behalf, liaising with yourself the vendor/ agent and your solicitors throughout the entirety of the transaction through to completion
 

Benefits

  • Your retained agent may be aware of "off market" opportunities where the vendor doesn't want the property to be openly marketed
  • Your identity, if necessary, can be kept hidden. Therefore negotiations can be undertaken on a strictly private and confidential basis
  • We can also offer other services at Goadsby including Survey & Valuation for bank purposes and if appropriate the subsequent management of the property. Therefore providing a complete service.
 

Summary

Experience, research, market knowledge and understanding the legal process is always essential in a successful acquisition. At Goadsby we have the professional staff covering all market sectors able to assist you in undertaking this process. For more information please contact your local Goadsby Commercial office.

 

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