Hello. Have you ever wondered why some agents sell more houses than others?
It’s a question I get asked often. And one which I love to answer, after all, not all estate agents are the same are they. Just like you, we are different. Our people are different, the way work is all different. In all industry’s from restaurants to hairdressers, hotels to estate agents, service, standards, skills and industry knowledge differs greatly.
In the property industry both experience and enthusiasm is essential. Your home, or if you are a landlord, your investment is your biggest asset. Just like you, we want you to get the price best price for it. So, how do we do it?
We are REAL Estate Agents
Are you wondering what we mean by that? Let me, explain. At JDG we are not part of a bank or a building society, our team don’t have shared roles taking banking enquiries, we are here to simply sell your home. We aren’t part of a firm of solicitors nor are mortgages our primary concern like they are for many a corporate firm. Our concern is your property.
Our team is experienced. With the exception of our 2 new recruits, the remaining 7 of us have all been with JDG for over 8 years each. Our combined experience is over 100 years. JDG is our director, (JDG is John Gallagher’s initials) John has been selling houses for over 25 years and personally deals with each sale negotiation, ensuring you get the best price. When choosing an estate agent, always ask the question, who negotiates the sale? Poor negotiations could cost you £1000’s.
Accurate pricing is at the heart of our business. This does not mean low prices. This is about getting the best price for your home. There have been several instances recently, where we have achieved between £10,000 – £20,000 more than what another agent had suggested marketing at. We will not knowingly over value. But we will work hard for you. We have been achieving record prices for our clients.
Property marketing has become very visual. I’m sure you, like many others, look at the photo’s of a house first before you even consider reading the text! Because of this we have embraced home staging, which you maybe aware is very popular in the USA.
Home staging works. All of our valuers give home staging advise. You’ll be surprised how our simple tips, which often cost you nothing can really add value and salebility to your home. Take a read of our blog on our website. We give lots of home staging advice on there.
Where does you estate agent actually market your home? Are they on all the big property websites? Are they on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location? You’ll be surprised how many aren’t on the latter two! Did you know though that many buyers are actually found from our registered database. We currently have over 500 buyers looking in Lancaster and over 350 in Morecambe. Having a large team means we can keep in touch with these buyers and introduce them to your home. We have also embraced social media. You’d be surprised how effective this. We have sold houses via Facebook!
Finding a buyer is often the easy bit. Ensuring the sale goes through is where we excel. Did you know in our industry on average 33% of sales fall through (source, Hometrack)
That’s not the case at JDG. We have a dedicated team who purely look after your sale, communicating with you, your buyers, the solicitors etc. This service is not standard in our industry. Many estate agents do all jobs. We work differently. We specialise. And it works
Beyond everything else, we are trusted estate agents. Ask around. Ask anyone. We have been in town for 25 years and a high proportion of our business comes from repeat customers and recommendation. How many estate agents offices do you know where you can walk into the high street office, and the owner is sat on the shop floor? We like to be accessible and visible to our customers. You can talk to us at anytime. It’s all part of the trust and you need to trust your agents with your home, even your keys!
Here’s what recent clients say about us
(You can see these on our facebook page)
JDG worked really hard to make sure our house sale went through. Lots of time, patience and keeping all involved happy! Couldn’t have done it without them. Great job! Highly recommended! 🙂
C Metcalfe, Esthwaite Gardens,
Thank you to all the staff at JDG for selling our home. You have all been fantastic from start to finish and I will recommend you to everyone Thanks again xxx
C Pacholczak, Bartholmew Road
The team was really helpful and accommodating with our very limited times to view houses – other half works day times AND weekends. Many other estate agents just said they couldn’t show us the houses, but JD Gallagher sorted us out.
Cannot wait to move in a few weeks!!
O, Ashton, Current Purchaser
Before you appoint an estate agent to sell your home, please have a chat with us. Our home consultations are free of charge. We like to advise. We are here to help.
Give us a call on 01524 843322 or 01524 409100.