Want to know about new properties coming on to the market before anyone else? Don’t wait for them to be listed on property portals, talk to your local independent estate agent today!

As with many things in life, it’s often who you know, not what you know that counts and the same rule applies to properties to buy and rent.

Our top tips for anyone looking for a new home are:

  1. Talk to and register with local independent estate and letting agents covering the area you want to move to. That way, you can be one of the first to know about any new properties coming up for sale or let, BEFORE they appear on portals.
  2. Follow agents on social media, as many post previews of ‘Coming Soon…..’ properties so you can register an interest before they’ve even been listed!

Another bonus of going directly to an estate agent and checking out their website is that you can instantly check out their credentials. Are they members of a redress scheme? What are their tenant fees like? Are they going to look after your data (GDPR Compliant)?

Portals are less discerning and with Google already doing a good job of filtering out agents with insecure websites, searching for a good property team to help you find the home you have always wanted has never been easier.

So get Googling your local independent estate and letting agents today and don’t forget to look them up on social media, as you may be surprised how helpful they are and how you can jump the queue for the very best properties in your chosen area.