Fees are biggest factor for homeowners choosing an estate agent
Nearly all homeowners (96%) agreed that fees were the most important factor in their selection of an estate agent, data from EstateAgent4Me has shown.
A quarter of those surveyed try to negotiate the fees that are first put to them, whilst only half get at least two agents to visit their property.
Paula Higgins, chief executive of HomeOwners Alliance which runs the EstateAgent4Me website, said: “Consumers are sensibly choosing an estate agent based on both gut feeling and the impact on their bank balance.
“However, our research suggests that home owners could be a little more savvy when it comes to shopping around for the right agent, negotiating fees and even reading their contracts.”