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How To Choose An Estate Agent

July 14, 2015

Picking the right estate agent to market your home can make the difference between getting a great price, and not selling your house at all. It can also make a difference to the general experience – which should be a very positive one!

It’s critical therefore that you pick an agent from a reputable organisation. In fact, recommendations are arguably the most useful tool when selecting an agent.

A golden recommendation

We’re very proud to say that two of our agents were recently awarded what is arguably the best recommendation possible: a ‘Best Agent Award’ in allAgent’s 2015 People Awards. allAgents is the UK’s largest directory and review website dedicated to the property industry, and to many, they’re regarded as the definitive benchmark for comparing the customer satisfaction levels of local agents.

Best Estate Agent in SW4

Luke Parle – Portico’s Clapham Sales Manager – was awarded ‘Best Estate Agent in SW4.’ We congratulated Luke on his achievement, and asked him why he thought he was crowned this year’s winner.

“I believe I was crowned this year’s winner due to being approachable and friendly. I’m honest and not like the stereotypical estate agent. I’m good at problem solving and get the job done.”

Luke has nearly all five star reviews, read them here.

Best Estate Agent in W3

We also want to say a huge well done to Stuart Balfe – Portico’s Acton Sales Manager – who was awarded ‘Best Estate Agent in W3.’ We asked Stuart how he gains the respect of his clients:

“I think building great relationships with clients is key to success as an agent, and one way of doing so is to be honest from the outset. I'm always realistic with valuations, and I keep my clients in the loop at every point of sale.”

Likewise, Stuart has nearly all five star reviews from clients absolutely thrilled with the service they received, you can read them here.

Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2015

But it’s not just Luke and Stuart who should be praised. We were also recently awarded the Best Marketing Award and Silver in Property Management at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2015, so we’d like to once again say a big well done to everyone involved. Click here to watch the video of us graciously accepting the awards!   

Hiring the best

We’re very selective when it comes to hiring at Portico, and we like all our agents to be trustworthy, university educated, friendly and consultative. We have an exhaustive internal training programme and company sponsorship towards professional qualifications and we push and support our team to be the best they can be. Fundamentally that’s because we’re focussed on delivering an outcome that’s in the long-term best interests of our clients.

If you’d like more information on how we can help you sell or let your property, or if you’d like to join the Portico team, give us a call on 020 7099 4000. 


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