Selling your property in Cambridge? We have just launched the sales arm of Belvoir Cambridge – and we intend to shake up one or two things in the local market. That’s good news for our customers.
Selling your property in Cambridge: different agents, different services
Whether it’s a tenanted property or your family home, selling residential property is a major undertaking for anyone. You expect your estate agent to respect that. Yet not all estate agents are born equal. In fact you may be shocked to discover how many third parties and unqualified ‘experts’ can be involved in selling your home.
It’s one of the reasons that Belvoir Cambridge is stepping in to the sales market. We have made a name for ourselves in the Cambridge lettings sector based on expert local knowledge and a demonstrably high level of customer service. Now we want to take that expertise and offer property sellers in Cambridge a service that always stays in-house. Not all estate agents can offer the same.
Which raises the question: who’s really selling your property in Cambridge?
National agents without local knowledge
Some estate agents have branches all over the UK, with centralised management. That’s not always a good thing. Nationally-focused estate agents may have a broad reach. But they often lack the depth of regional insight that you get with local independents. That can lead to wayward valuations and an absence of the nuanced local knowledge that potential buyers find so illuminating. Centrally-managed estate agents may also be under pressure to hit certain sales quotas that are incongruent with the local market, which can make it tempting to rush sales or price down properties.
None of that applies to Belvoir Cambridge. While we are part of a national brand, our office is a completely independent franchise – managed and operated as a standalone business. Our property agents all live locally and have unparalleled knowledge of the Cambridge property market. That ensures our sellers always have an accurate value for their property in the context of the local market. So they can make intelligent, confident decisions when offers come in.
Inexperienced temps or new hires
Property viewings are one of the most important parts of the sales process. It’s obvious, isn’t it? Apparently not for all estate agents. It’s not unusual for some agents to send junior staff or temps to conduct property viewings – especially during busy periods. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. But wouldn’t you rather have your viewings conducted by an experienced property agent with in-depth knowledge of the local market? That’s why one of the pillars of our new service is that we only send experienced and knowledgeable in-house staff to conduct viewings.
Selling a property involves lots of administrative legwork. For some estate agents it’s routine, not to mention cost-efficient, to reduce the to-do list by outsourcing to external suppliers. Again, there’s nothing wrong with that. But outsourced professionals are not personally invested in you as a customer. They are not motivated by fulfilling your desired outcomes. Here at Belvoir Cambridge, we take care of every facet of the sales process in-house. That’s a promise.
Online estate agents
When it comes to online estate agents, the old adage tends to ring true: you get what you pay for. You may even end up having to write your own detailed property description and submitting your own photography. But is that such a bad thing? After all, you know your property better than anyone.
While that’s undoubtedly true, an expert property agent knows exactly how to show off your property to its maximum potential. They know how to market your house to attract the right type of buyers. They recognise that an expert’s touch can make all the difference. It’s no different with the highly experienced property experts at Belvoir Cambridge.
A call centre
Some national and many online estate agents have outsourced their contact functions to call centres. That can make it frustratingly difficult to talk to the people who are actually selling your property. Instead your first point of contact is likely to be someone with no firsthand knowledge of your property, nor the people who have enquired, viewed or made an offer. With Belvoir Cambridge you get a designated contact who is directly involved with the sale of your property.
An agent that’s keen to turf out your tenants
Are you a landlord in Cambridge that’s trying to sell a tenanted property? Because of our depth of experience and successful track record in the local lettings sector, we are better equipped than anyone else in the area help you.
Many estate agents insist that tenants have left a rental property before listing it on the sales market. That plugs one of your income streams and can leave you hamstrung. Here at Belvoir Cambridge we know that we can sell your property with tenants in situ – either to an owner-occupier or an investor. In fact we maintain a roster of landlords and investors who are keen to expand their property portfolio.
Belvoir does it differently…
Why choose to sell your property with Belvoir Cambridge? Because we are keen to shake up the local market with an end-to-end service that always stays in-house. From valuation and viewings to liaising with solicitors, we can take care of everything to drive your desired outcome for your property. Yes, it might be a new service offering for Belvoir Cambridge. But our team has a huge amount of experience, with one of the best in the business behind the wheel.
Georgina Gray | Branch Manager
Georgina lives and breathes property in Cambridge. She's well respected by clients, colleagues and other industry professionals alike for her knowledgeable, detailed and proactive approach to property sales – not to mention her exceptional property marketing skills. No two areas of Cambridge are the same and Georgina and her team recognise that successful sales experiences require a nuanced approach.
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Georgina Gray is Belvoir Cambridge’s Sales Manager. With close to 10 years experience of working in the Cambridge property market, Georgina understands all of the unique advantages of this historic city and is passionate about helping vendors and buyers alike. If you’re thinking of selling your home here in Cambridge then give her a call for a free no-obligation valuation