According to Move with us statistics, independent estate agents in the network are clearly outperforming the rest of the industry on market share and days to sell.
The research, derived from the Move with us network containing over 1,200 independent estate agents (the largest network in the UK) and home.co.uk, compared the average market share and days to sell to those of their corporate competitors and found that the independent partner network estate agents on average held 11.3% market share compared to 8.7% held by corporate agents.
The data also found that independent estate agents in the network were not only gaining more market share but also selling properties on average three days faster than their corporate counterparts.
Simon King, Director at Move with us said: Since we first started out 15 years ago Move with us has always championed the independent estate agent and provided them with a range of property services. Our data shows that we are right to support such businesses.’
‘Independent estate agents have often lived locally for many years providing them with excellent local knowledge and high levels of customer service. They know that high service levels will mean customers return time and again and that their recommendations to family and friends will bring even more business in the future.’
James Scollard, owner of CLIFFTONS Independent Estate Agents in Bournemouth comments ‘Being independent gives us control and focused on what we do best, too many corporate agents are owned by financial institutions trying to sell mortgages. Whilst, most independents leave the mortgages to the banks and focus on properties.
I would always go to a market leading, friendly independent estate or letting agents, rather than a corporate agency.’
Move with us is a national network of leading independent estate agents across the UK, working with builders and new homes, part exchanges, bank repossessions, relocation companies, probate sales and referrals.
CLIFFTONS are proud to be a member of Move with us covering the Bournemouth area.
For a free valuation, from one of Bournemouth’s leading independent estate & letting agents, please call 01202 789699.
Posted: 5th July 2012