The property market is constantly changing, and there's a rise in services which help people buy,...
The property market is constantly changing, and there’s a rise in services which help people buy, sell or rent properties by having them complete their own transactions. While you can do everything without getting in contact with an agent, you might find yourself out of your depth if you go for that option.
Renting or letting can be big financial responsibilities, as well as emotional undertakings, so you shouldn’t put aside the idea of letting an agent do the work for you – whether you’re a potential tenant or you want to let your own property out.
What They Do
It’s obvious that a letting agent can bring experience to the table, but have you stopped to consider what exactly it is they do? Setting up a tenancy agreement is not something people tend to do on a regular basis, so it’s safe to say you won’t be as experienced as someone who understands the processes and the market, and knows precisely what to do or say. An agent can advise you on what’s best for you and steer you in the right direction.
When renting a property, your agent listens to what you want and organises their search around those needs. They also make appointments and provide important information on all sorts of data you wouldn’t otherwise have access too.
If you want to let a property, letting agents can market it in a way that might not occur to you, they can keep you informed of competing prices in the area and will show you how you can improve your home for viewings, for example.
In general, letting agents know how to work with contracts, and they want you to have the best deal you possibly can. They’re familiar with conditions and terms you might not be, and they know how to negotiate and convey your concerns to the other party, because they are there to represent your interests while making sure everyone remains interested as well.
Renting a property or letting it are both time-consuming processes so, if you don’t want to go with an agent, you might find yourself having to make phone calls, get in touch with the other parties by yourself, book your own appointments, and more. In other words, you’ll have to do all the work a letting agent does, but without the knowledge or contacts gained by years of experience.
If you’d like to know more about the work we do, or to check out houses to rent in Sutton Coldfield, you can get in touch with us and one of our agents will be more than happy to help with everything you need.