If you’ve bought or sold a house, you’ve likely worked with a real estate agent. There are more than 50,000 such professionals in the United Kingdom. However, if you’re like most of us, you may be unclear as to just what a real estate agent does.
What do real estate agents do?
1. Marketing, renting and selling real estate.
The primary function of a real estate agent is to match those looking for a new home to buy or let with a property that meets their needs and budget. Part of the marketing process is taking pictures of the property, posting information about the property on social media, answering inquiries about the property and showing the property to interested and qualified individuals.
2. Valuing properties
Most home sellers have little idea what their property is worth. One of the key parts of successfully marketing a home is being able to put a fair price on it.
3. Negotiating a sale
Another function of a real estate professional is to act as the liaison between the buyer and the seller and work to affect a sales agreement that is beneficial for both parties.
4. Handling the necessary paperwork
The estate agent also works on getting the necessary paperwork prepared and signed. This includes rental agreements and leases, property purchase agreements and any required disclosures.
5. Acting as a property manager for rental properties.
Another task that often falls on the estate agent is managing rental properties. This includes invoicing and collecting money, handling any necessary repairs and fielding any questions or concerns from tenants.
Buying and selling homes in and around London with Aston Chase Estate Agents
Aston Chase Estate Agents is a premier property agent, representing luxury properties throughout central and northwest London. Our corporate vision is to be the “best in class” and to make sure the client’s interests come first.
To learn more about buying and selling property in Primrose Hill, Regents Park, North London, Hampstead and other parts of Greater London, we invite you to call Aston Chase Estate Agents at +44 (0)20 7724 4724.