Unfortunately not all estate agents are created equal and it helps to have a strategy for finding the one who will put you and your interests first. Here are three things you can do to help find an estate agent you can trust. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE AN ESTATE AGENT? 1. Ask family & friends or search the internet for recommendations An endorsement from someone who has actually used the estate agent is a pretty powerful gauge of what kind of customer service standards you can expect from that agent. 2. Check out an estate agent’s social media accounts Social media is a free form of advertising, so why aren’t all estate agents using it? Social media is a very public forum and those estate agents with poor reputations do not want to risk having it exposed. Estate agents who are honest about their services and want to show that they are approachable, knowledgeable and available have embraced social media. For example at Honeywell we are present on Facebook and Twitter - feel free to ask your property questions via Twitter @HoneywellAgents. 3. Comparison shop The internet is a great way to comparison shop at arm’s length. Not only can you look at an agent’s social media, you can check out their Rightmove and Zoopla listings as well as their own website. You can get a feel for the quality of their photography and marketing. But in the end, nothing beats meeting an agent face to face. That is why we offer free, no obligation valuations. We realise that sometimes your choice of estate agent comes down to who you feel comfortable with. Plain and simple. The choice is yours. honeywell.co.uk 4