Have you thought about what you are looking for from your Estate Agent??
Often the obvious answer will be the best possible price and as quickly as possible. There are a number of factors which will help an estate agent achieve this for a seller. In the main, this will be achieved by using an estate agent who invests heavily, as well as sensibly, in marketing and advertising. Not only to ensure they expose their clients property as much as possible, but when doing so, to also create a huge database of buyers looking for a new home. In this way we will always have a huge pool of buyers to turn to at all times.
Charles Barnard Estate Agents is a local independent family firm specialising in residential sales. We sell all types of residential property, from flats to substantial home with land. We will even manage an auction for you, if the property warrants it. We are members of The Property Ombudsman and all our staff are fully qualified, or training to be a professional in our industry.
We embrace modern technology, including professional standards in photography, including drone images when appropriate. Floor plans, bespoke glossy brochures, advanced estate agency software and our own property ‘app’. Everything is included at no extra cost within the service we offer, a ‘NO SALE NO FEE’service.
We are committed to high levels of customer service and the traditional values you will expect of a wellestablished firm of estate agents. We do not ‘rely’ on computers or technology and unlike many other estate agents we see the value in keeping in regular contact with buyers. This ensures purchasers are properly introduced to every property which may suit their needs. Old fashioned matching people to property. In this way, we are proud to be different.
We realise how important communication is, not only when looking for the right buyer for your home, but once a sale has been agreed. Too often estate agents forget how important this is. Your solicitor will be working hard to ensure you are covered legally, whilst we are busy chasing everyone throughout the chain to find a way to help the sale get across the line as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
One of the reasons we have been so successful over the years, is due to our larger than average marketing and advertising budget. This financial commitment ensures we offer each and every property the maximum exposure realistically possible. We do not offer regular space within our adverts just at the start; we actually continue this until a sale has been agreed. This is with no upfront costs or hidden charges. It truly is a no sale, no fee service.
Our current exposure includes regular adverts in the Somerset Life, the Bristol Property Live, Isle of Wedmore News and the Western Daily Press, when editorial is needed. We also ensure our brand is seen in several smaller local booklets. Many agents will dismiss these publications as they simply do not want to invest over and above the online portals. We make no excuse for this as it helps to continue increasing our database of clients looking to buy.
In addition, we have a larger than average presence on the major online property portals. Importantly this includes prominent advertising with the market leader ‘Rightmove’. In all cases we have options to offer our clients premium listings as well as the rare opportunity to have your property seen at the top of all local Rightmove listings as a ‘featured’ property.
We also invest in promoting homes through social media, an obvious choice these days. Although, it is not as simple as listing a property on Facebook. You still need to invest to boost the chances of making sure a home is seen by the right person. There is no doubt technology has improved our industry, getting the best results from it is now the most important factor.
When applicable, we advertise our ‘Signature Homes’ brand and or properties in the Country Life magazine. Our adverts include selected individual properties which will be seen within their monthly property collection. This special edition once a month helps us to attract further buyers to our database, importantly buyers from out of the area. When land or equestrian facilities are applicable we can also advertise in the Horse and Hound magazine.
We also work closely with all of the local independent schools to ensure we are aware of their open days. Not only to be prepared for when new buyers are in the area, but to see whether we are allowed to leave marketing material on the day for parents new to the area to browse through.
We are constantly thinking outside the box when looking at other options for advertising. Unlike many larger corporate type firms, our budgets and methods are not restricted. As an independent family firm we are able to adapt our marketing and advertising to suit a particular property, hopefully your property.
We hope you can see we are committed to doing everything possible to ensure every property is seen by the right person at the right time. Selfishly, we continue with this high level of exposure as it also protects the number of buyers we are dealing with on a day to day basis. When sellers come to us, they immediately know we have a huge list of buyers to work with and one may be the perfect match for your property.
We remind you, all of this is offered on a NO SALE, NO FEE basis. If we are not successful in selling your home we will not get paid a penny for trying.
If you are still unsure whether we are the right choice for you, feel free to ask us for references. We have a long list of happy customers who will happily recommend us to you.