Harris Shields Collection would be delighted to sell your home or business for you. Our experience, track record and the strength of our brand puts us in the best position to achieve the best price for your property.
The Importance of Accurate Valuations
Experience counts. Our valuers live locally, understand the local property market and have been valuing property for many, many years. Between our valuers we have well over 80 years of valuing experience and if that’s not enough, all of our valuers hold relevant qualifications awarded by our Professional Body – Propertymark.
In arriving at our valuation, Harris Shields Collection valuers consider many aspects that may affect the value of your property. We’ll consider how your home stacks up against other similar homes that are on the market or which have sold recently. We’ll look through the buyer’s eyes and consider demand for your property type, local area, school catchment area, broadband speed and how the market is moving in general. We’ll consider location and condition and make suggestions how you may make your property attractive to potential buyers because, after all, your property is not the only one on the market.
Based on the above, we’ll be honest with our valuation and won’t just tell you what you want to hear. Many agents overvalue to win your business and over-valued property doesn’t attract the right amount of interest in that all important initial 6 weeks after the property comes onto the market.
We’ll consider all of the above, discuss our thoughts with you and as you always make the final decision, we’ll take your instructions and commence marketing quickly.
The majority of buyers now search for property on-line which means those properties which look the best, receive the most attention – It’s as simple as that!
You won’t see any Harris Shields Collection professionals with a ‘point and press’ or even worse mobile phone camera. We’ve been making properties look good for many years. We’ll take many, many pictures from different angles, in different lighting conditions using a professional standard digital camera with a flash gun and lens that is suitable for photographing property. If the pictures we have taken are not up to our exacting standards, we’ll come back and take some more. We’ll enhance and improve images to make your property stand out and even add in a blue sky. We really do go the extra mile because we understand just how important great photos are.
Presenting Your Home
A picture paints a thousand words… and that’s why the brochure we’ll prepare to showcase your home has pictures rather than words. Our brochure has TEN photographs complemented by a concise description. We include a location map, because there’s nothing more frustrating than driving round street after street unable to find a property. The finishing touch is that all important full colour floor plan which allows buyers to see how the property is laid out, with room dimensions, which help encourage your buyers to visualise how the property will match their needs. Old fashioned, long winded descriptions of each room frankly turn buyers off which is why Harris Shields Collection brochures are easy to use, have a contemporary appearance and feel and are designed individually for your home – because no two homes are the same.
On-line marketing is the singularly most effective means of alerting potential buyers to your property. By far the most important on-line portal is Rightmove and naturally, your home will feature heavily on Rightmove… but we don’t stop there; we also use On The Market, Facebook and Twitter to ensure your property is seen by the maximum number of potential buyers. Our own website drives this online digital marketing presence which is why it’s relevant, fresh, easy to navigate and attractive to use.