New research has come to light recently, showing that 96% of home owners consider fees to be the key factor when selecting an estate agent.
The findings by EstateAgent4Me also show that despite the concerns, only 25% of the home owners surveyed say they would try to negotiate the fees. Only half of the study participants said they would speak to two or more agents before putting their property on the market.
Other important factors from the report were phone manner and the ability to build a rapport.
Conducted over the summer of this year, the research surveyed over 1,000 adults who have used an estate agent to buy or sell a property.
“Consumers are sensibly choosing an estate agent based on both gut feeling and the impact on their bank balance," says Paula Higgins, chief executive of the HomeOwners Alliance which runs the EstateAgent4Me website.
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