The property market in Torbay and South Devon is increasingly popular with both local and non-local buyers, with demand for homes often outstripping supply. You only have to walk along the town centres of Paignton and Torquay to see the plethora of estate agents, illustrating an ever competitive marketplace.
So why would you choose us? As a local, truly independent business, we are always thinking about what each client we talk to could potentially do for us, even if they are not necessarily doing business with us today. Our aim is to have you as a client for life, so we treat each client as tomorrow’s seller. A large majority of our business is completed when we are recommended by clients for the work that we have carried out for them.
What makes us stand out? You’ve probably come to the conclusion that most agents like us use Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation, advertise property in the Newspaper, have a shop on the high street etc. So what makes us stand out? We believe that an agent is only as good as how pro-active and enthusiastic they are. When valuing properties, we are quite often asked by sellers; “do you have anyone that would view the house on your books?”, as we are always pro-actively in touch with our database of buyers, quite often we are able to piece deals together quickly and effectively. Once we have successfully negotiated a good price for your property, we believe that 50% of the job is done. The rest of the job is to get the property to exchange of contracts and completion. The company owner, Stephen Baker has over 25 years experience in the Torbay estate agency business and knows the bay inside-out and is in the office daily from start to finish. Quite often there are a obstacles to jump over which each property sale and quite often he is able to keep the momentum going to exchange, using his experience and local knowledge during the legal stage. We are with you every step of the way, from valuation to completion.
Our people. As you begin your quest for a new property, you will probably be doing a recce of the estate agents on the high street. You will probably find from your own conclusions who the best and worst are, mainly from how you were greeted when you walked in, first impressions, how helpful they were, presentation and knowledge of products, the market and their credibility. We believe that these are the main aspects which we need to score highly at in order to be the best agent and your agent of choice. Each of our staff are chosen by Property Ladder for their enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to make sure that we tick all of those boxes. Our people know the market and know their clients, the two most important aspects of estate agency.
Marketing. As a modern estate agency, we use the latest marketing tools available to sell your home. As we have already mentioned, you could expect most agents to use Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, the Newspaper and shop windows as their primary sources of marketing. It is therefore important that your property stands out in the melee. In 2017, quality photography and clear floorplans are a must in gaining maximum attention to your property, we have therefore invested in some of the best technology to present your property in it’s best possible light. Did you know that some agents ask for an upfront fee for ‘enhanced marketing packages’? We believe that you are paying the agent to advertise the property in it’s best light, so why isn’t that a part of the sales commission? Have a look at our available properties on the website to see the quality of our marketing materials!
We very much look forward to helping you move home, feel free to book a FREE valuation today!