Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sole Agents…

Sole Agency – Is it worth it?

We understand how stressful it can be to sell your home, and it is understandable that prospective sellers may be tempted to appoint two or more agents in the hope of increasing their chances of selling. However, this can be counter-productive, for the following reasons

1. A sole agent has time to negotiate the best deal for you, rather than trying to secure a sale at any price before the other agent finds a buyer. Build a platform of competition between buyers – not agents.

2. More agents = more exposure? Not really. Too many cooks spoil the broth, and an agent with effective advertising and internet presence is likely to reach all relevant and serious buyers.

3. Don’t cheapen your house – appearing desperate encourages low offers.

4. A sole agent is accountable to you and committed to delivering results.

5. A sole agent is willing to invest considerable time, effort and expense in marketing your property as there is guaranteed commission when a sale results.

6. Buyers are attracted to sole agencies, as they know they will be dealing with the main player and are unlikely to be gazumped.

7. There may be certain security or sensitive issues involved that can be compromised under a multiple agency.

8. Conflicting prices/terms in different agents’ adverts can jeopardise a sale.

9. Sole agency avoids potential claims for double commission if there is any confusion over who introduced the buyer.

10. Commission levels are usually lower than multiple agency fees

11. Statistics show that sole agency properties sell faster.

Most of our properties are sole agencies because of our passionate belief in accountability, service and results, so when the time comes to sell, why not call us on 020 8458 8555.

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Take your pick of THREE HOUSES in this sought after road

FOR SALE… Basing Hill, NW11

A LARGE & VERY WELL PLANNED five bedroom DETACHED family house positioned on one of Golders Greens most sought after & PREMIER ROADS. Boasting FIVE BEDROOMS over three floors the property offers THREE RECEPTION ROOMS to the ground floor including a 20′ CONSERVATORY overlooking the mature LANDSCAPED GARDENS, 20′ Kitchen/BREAKFAST ROOM and a separate UTILITY ROOM.

The house has been remodeled throughout and benefits LARGE HALLWAYS & LANDINGS and is offered in IMMACULATE CONDITION by the current occupiers who enjoy FOUR BATHROOMS (three en-suites) and TWO BALCONIES.

Externally the property boasts BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPED gardens with OFF STREET PARKING for three/four cars plus an INTEGRAL GARAGE. Located only a short walk to the abundant SHOPS & TRANSPORT facilities of GOLDERS GREEN ROAD and the NORTHERN LINE with its numerous TRANSPORT LINKS to the NORTH of ENGLAND and Central London. Call our sales team today on 8458 8555 to view this EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY.

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Saffron Close, NW11

NEW INSTRUCTION - A well proportioned two double bedroom apartment located within a purpose built block in the heart of Temple Fortune. Offering modern accommodation throughout and with access to the numerous local facilities in Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and many cafe’s. This property is not to be missed. Call our sales team on 020 8458 8555 to arrange your viewing today.


Cotswold Gate for SALE through Hausman & Holmes NW11

£579,950 Freehold
Set in Cotswold Gate this very well maintained three/four bedroom semi-detached family home boasting many modern conveniences. Benefiting features including electronic shutters, luxury fitted en-suite bedroom with walk in wardrobes, solid wood flooring to the ground floor and three reception rooms.

Externally parking with integral garage, an 18′ summer house and raised decking to the rear complete this ready to move into family house. Call our sales team on 020 8458 8555 to arrange your viewing today.

Looking ot BUY or SELL? Call Golders Greens’ leading independent Estate Egent on 020 8458 8555