How to choose your Estate Agent

Choosing an agent to look after your property can be confusing – after all, there’s so much to think about! At Liberty Gate, we want you to know that you are in safe hands with us.

Our aim is to sell or let your property at the best price and as quickly as possible whilst ensuring that you receive a highly professional and effective service along the way. To ensure that we deliver on that aim, we regularly review how we do things, including where we advertise.

Unlike many other agents, we advertise your property on both of the UKs biggest property websites and and also on our very own website and can guarantee that your property will be in front of the biggest audience of home hunters around.

95% of buyers now start their new property search online (YouGov, Jan 2014), so having your property displayed on both of the biggest property portals is essential. Google have confirmed that Rightmove was the UK’s most searched business in 2014 (Google Trends – Business Search 2014) and that 70% of home hunters turn to Rightmove first (Research Now, Survey of 2,400 home movers, July 2014).

Zoopla (Including PrimeLocation) is also the 2nd most popular property website in the UK and accounts for a substantial share of the 30% of buyers that don’t visit Rightmove, which is also an opportunity not to be missed.

Phil Spencer, ‘Location, Location, Location’ presenter, author, businessman and property investor, recently said, “In my opinion, one of the most important parts of selling, is ensuring that your home will be seen by as many prospective buyers as possible. If this happens, then you are likely to get the best price for your home. Before you talk fees or the price at which you might market your home, you need to ask an important question: “Where and how will you market my home?”

Phil Spencer’s tips on choosing the right estate agent:

If you would like to talk this through with us or to talk about your property in more detail, please contact us on 0115 853 2199 or visit our website at

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