Published: 29/01/2019 By Jessica ChalmersIs 2019 the year that you have set your sights on moving house in Chiswick? Whether you need to sell your current home, rent your current home, buy a new property or rent a new property. The first step is to find an Estate Agent to help you of which Chiswick has a plethora. But which one should you choose?
When choosing an agent Whitman & Co’s James Matthews stresses the importance of checking stock levels. ‘I would always advise looking at the company website,’ he says. ‘As a rule, the more properties listed, the larger the database of potential buyers; also, make sure the company is registered with Zoopla and Rightmove. It’s a snowball effect: if you have plenty of stock – which we do – then you attract more buyers, and if your team is open and knowledgeable, then you achieve excellent results.’
So you’ve found an agent with lots of stock (us!) another important factor is customer service. So often we hear stories of agents who haven’t kept their vendors or buyers up to date with their buying/selling process, automatically adding frustrations to what can already be a pressured time. At Whitman & Co we are incredibly proud to have been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country. We were recently awarded Gold status for being the ‘Best Single Agent in West London’ offering exceptional customer service. This award has put us in the top 0.5% of estate agents in the country. We also achieved an exceptional sales rating and a highly rated branch classification for lettings, these can all be found in the Best Estate Agents Guide. This coupled with our numerous testimonials prove that we are best placed to offer gold standard customer service.
Plenty of stock - tick, gold standard customer service - tick. But can Whitman & Co actually sell and let properties? The Rightmove report for 2018 illustrates that Whitman & Co has sold 110 properties across the year compared to the next closest competitor who has sold 32 properties. The lettings team have also had a brilliant year; Of the 113 offices Rightmove analysed in Chiswick our lettings team came 2nd.
We are tremendously proud of our achievements in 2018 and put our success down to the ceaseless effort that our team puts in every day, it is this which has meant that despite the tricky market last year Whitman & Co had a record year. We hope that if we keep up the hard work 2019 will be equally prosperous. I hope we have convinced you that you would be in safe and knowledgeable hands with Whitman & Co.
Whether you are selling, buying or letting a property we would love to meet you and talk through your exciting property plans. Give us a call on 02087478800.