7 Oct

Property sellers 'should use estate agents'

Property sellers 'should use estate agents'

Property sellers should make use of estate agents when putting their houses on the market, according to one industry expert.

Paul Smith, the chief executive at independent estate agent haart, said that purchasing a property is the most significant transaction that takes place in most people's lives, which is why it should not be left to chance.

His comments follow remarks made by Philip Bullman of the National Association of Estate Agents in a recent interview with Sky News Online.

Mr Bullman claimed that traditional high street estate agents could soon find themselves under threat due to the increasing pull of property websites.

"More than one in four transactions fall through after agreement and someone running a website will find it difficult to put the chain back together or renegotiate sales like a local agent can," stated Mr Smith in response.

He added that many estate agents discuss any difficulties and reassure customers on a weekly basis.

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