For the third year in a row, Whiteheads have been recognised by the ‘For Sale Sign Analysis Market Share Report’ as selling more property in Bognor Regis than anyone else. Not only that but we sell 75.38% more property than our closest competitors.
So, the odds are that if you’re wondering which estate agent to choose to sell your property in Bognor Regis, Whiteheads are 75.38% more likely to sell your home than anyone else.
If you need proof, the bar chart below shows how Whiteheads not only have more property for sale in Bognor Regis than anyone else but we also sell more of it.
The truth is, selling your home in today’s market can be more than a little tough, but if you have the right estate agent you will dramatically improve your chances.
But beware when you’re shopping around, there are some estate agents in Bognor Regis that will value your home at an over-inflated price to secure your instruction. They sneakily lock you into a contract for 3 or 4 months and in the mean time your overpriced home struggles to sell.
Inevitably you’re left with no choice but to eventually cut the selling price to the true market value. Not only that but you lose valuable time and delay being able to buy your dream home.
On top of that, some of these unscrupulous agencies pay their valuers a commission just for securing your business. This practice leads to the over valuation of your property and leaves you with false hope of getting a higher price. Wouldn’t it be better to incentivize someone to sell your property at a realistic market price from the outset?
As you can imagine, we take on many properties to sell after other agents have failed.
The ‘secret sauce’ for selling more property in Bognor Regis than anyone else
Let’s face it, the formula isn’t rocket science, more viewings mean more offers and more properties sold. But to get more viewings you need to track down the buyers who are in the market for your type of property. Luckily, our website is easier for house hunters to find than any other Bognor Regis estate agents’. Because of this we have an almost endless supply of house hunters on our books.
In addition, we are open longer hours than any other agent in Bognor Regis, we start work earlier and are still calling buyers to tell them about your property or accompanying them on viewings long after most other agents have called it a day. Moreover, we’re open all day Saturday and Sunday which is not surprisingly when most people want to view properties.
And another thing, we have a dedicated team of sales people calling buyers to tell them about suitable properties. Unlike other estate agents, we don’t just rely on house hunters calling us.
Furthermore, once we’ve agreed the sale of your property we have dedicated ‘sales progressors’ whose only job is to make sure your transaction completes without any nasty surprises or delays. Because of this four out of five of our sales complete successfully. That’s better than government statistics of two out of three.
At the end of the day, most of our properties sell in under 60 days.
To arrange your free property valuation call us on 01243 870044
Building on the success of last year’s awards where Channel 4′s Phil Spencer presented Whiteheads with two prizes, we’re ecstatic to be shortlisted for 3 prizes in the 2013 Estate & Letting Agent Awards (ESTAS).
The ESTAS are by-far the most prestigious property awards for UK estate agents. Last year more than 33,000 votes were cast by customers who were asked about the service they received.
At the 2012 awards, Whiteheads won the Gold Award in the South East (South) Region for excellent customer service as a result of votes from househunters, vendors, landlords and tenants during the course of 2011.
Not only that but Whiteheads’ excellent customer service also garnered a Bronze National Award, against other estate agents from all over the UK.
This year, Whiteheads have been nominated for ‘Best Small Chain’ in the national category against only 9 other agencies that made the grade to be shortlisted.
In addition, both the Whiteheads Chichester and Bognor Regis offices have been nominated individually in the South East (South) category. No other Chichester or Bognor Regis estate agency were nominated for this category.
Even though Whiteheads have been successfully selling and renting property since 1899, it’s our refreshing approach that’s made us market leaders within 18 short months of opening the Bognor Regis office. The newer Chichester branch achieved the same result against some fierce competition within just 6-months of opening its doors last January.
What’s our secret? We listened to everything you had to say about traditional estate agents and made it better.
Whiteheads are big believers in doing exactly what we say we’re going to do and keeping to our word–which is a common complaint about other estate agents. Not only that but following-up and better communication with our vendors, landlords and house-hunters alike, makes all the difference.
The results speak for themselves…award winning customer service and being solid market leaders by helping more people find their dream home!
We’re open 7-days a week so call us today on 01243 770022 to get your property sale or search moving
They say that it’s better to give than receive and together with Spirit FM we’re giving in style this festive season.
Every day from 10th – 22nd December we’re going to be selecting someone to open a door on our advent calendar and win the fantastic gift hidden behind it. And what’s more, every person who opens a door will be invited to a LIVE FINAL on Saturday 22nd December where one lucky listener will be walking away with a fantastic prize.
Just register your details at www.spiritfm.net or pop into Whiteheads in either Bognor Regis or Chichester and you could be called to open the door to a very happy Christmas.
Whiteheads estate agents are open 362 days a year and here are our Christmas opening hours:
- Saturday 22nd December – 9am – 5pm
- Sunday 23rd December – 10am – 3pm
- Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day) – Closed
- Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Closed
- Thursday 27th December – 10am – 4pm
- Friday 28th December – 10am – 4pm
- Saturday 29th December – 9am – 5pm
- Sunday 30th December – 10am – 3pm
- Monday 31st December – 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday 01st January – Closed
Being open longer hours and more often than the rest means more property viewings and at times to suit you. Not only that but it means we sell more property than anyone else in Bognor Regis.
On top of that, we sold 146 properties in Bognor Regis this year–15.87% more properties than we did last year.
Call us on 01243 870044 or email us to get your property search or sale moving
Modern day life can make you look at your home life and work balance which sometimes leads you to make some big changes like moving to another area.
Maybe that job offer to increase your salary, or wanting to live closer to family members, or just being able to live in your dream location is your reason to make the move. These are just examples, but whatever your reason for moving to a new area, along with the excitement of your new home, you must take a good look at your new surroundings.
According to the National Association of Estate Agents it can take between six and eight months to feel at home in a new area.
This is why a few helpful steps can make you feel at home quicker
Now let me explain, firstly how about visiting the area a few times and driving around the local towns and villages to get a feel for the whole area.
Try out the local pub and talk to the landlord whilst you’re enjoying a drink, they will usually know what’s happening locally.
Let’s face it children are not always happy to be told they are moving away from their friends, so you could give them a nice tour of the new area, pointing out local parks, and other fun activities located in the area, and of course their new school.
Driving your new route to school and work is also a good idea to find out how long it takes and get you prepared for the morning rush!
On top of that pop into the local newsagents and pick up a local paper, or look on-line for information about local activities and events. Your estate agent can point you in the right direction.
Also find out about the services on your doorstep, doctors, dentists, post office, library, and of course take a look at the local takeaways and restaurants and pick up a few menus.
If you have pets finding a reputable vets and boarding kennel in the area could be a good idea for future holidays. And they might be able to take care of your pets for a couple of days during the moving process to help with stress levels!
We all know moving can be a rather daunting experience, on the other hand if do your homework properly you can ensure your new home and area suits the whole family.
Now I know this might seem like a lot to do, but if your intending to relocate it will give you a head start on the area, and help to make you feel at home more quickly.
If you are looking to buy in the Bognor Regis area Whiteheads Estate Agents can advise you on all aspects of the local area. Whiteheads consistently sell more properties in Bognor Regis than any other agent since 2011 and most of the properties we take on sell within 60-days.
Not only that but if you are looking to sell your property Whiteheads will always give you an honest appraisal of what your property is actually worth, and our fees are competitive.
For your free no obligation, valuation, call Whiteheads today on 01243 870044
It‘s hard when the home you love does not have the same effect on a potential buyer. In fact it’s been proven that making a few simple changes in the way you present your home can really benefit houses that are struggling to sell. Not only that but houses that are changed to be presented more like a show-home get much more interest.
Now let me explain, you can usually be quite blinkered when you look at your own home, so try detaching yourself so that you see it as a potential buyer. The best way to do this is to think of your home more as a product to sell rather than your much-loved family home.
How could you make it more like a show-home?
Here’s the thing, first impressions are the most important part of any property viewing. Potential buyers will usually decide within the first 30-seconds of being in your home whether they want it or not.
Let’s face it, in our busy lives we do not always get round to cleaning the windows regularly, de-weeding the front path, or freshening up the outside paintwork. But your potential buyer will notice these things straight away. This is why it helps to take time to think ‘what could I do to make this house look better presented?’ Outside, maybe that coat of paint, some weeding or just cleaning the windows could increase the kerb appeal.
Then go inside and consider every room individually. Give it all an extra clean and then de-clutter, even if some of your items need to go into storage for a while. Not only that but make each room clearly known, for example you may have a spare room with a sofa bed, also used as a playroom, now make it obvious it is a bedroom. Generally people want to see the maximum number of bedrooms the house has to offer.
On top of that consider each room carefully. Are there any minor problems that need fixing? Chipped paintwork on skirting boards, small holes in walls where you moved that picture two years ago and that little bit of mould around the tiles in the bathroom. By doing these minor jobs you will be amazed at how much better presented your home looks.
In addition to this, are any of your rooms painted in a dark colour?, consider this, dark colours can close in space and make rooms appear smaller. Remember also we don’t all have the same taste, maybe a quick coat of paint in a fresh neutral colour could give the look of more space. And this fresh light look may be more appealing to the buyer.
Finally the finishing touches, in the lounge how about some fresh flowers in a vase. Lay out your best plate set on the dining room table, check your bedroom dressing table, is everything placed neatly. If you have tie backs, are curtains all positioned correctly?
Now I know this might seem like a lot to do, but it has been proven to work time and time again. And in the long-term will save you time and money and achieve the result you wanted quickly – to sell your home!
It gets better; Whiteheads Estate Agents have consistently sold more properties in Bognor Regis than any other agent since 2011 and most of the properties we take on sell within 60-days. This is because Whiteheads clearly know what it takes to make your home saleable.
Not only that but Whiteheads Estate Agents will always give you an honest appraisal of what your property is actually worth, and our fees are competitive.
For advice on how to make your property more saleable and for your free no obligation, valuation, call Whiteheads today on 01243 870044.
Here’s the thing, when it comes to selling your property in a difficult market, it’s not about choosing the agent that gives you the best valuation for your property or the one that quotes the lowest fees. On the surface, basing your decision on either of these doesn’t seem like a bad idea, does it?
Now let me tell you the whole story. Being lured-in by the opportunity to achieve a higher selling price or saving a few quid on the fees can really backfire on you. Not only that, but in a difficult market or if you need to sell quickly – it can leave you high and dry.
- If your property is priced unrealistically, you’ll struggle to get any viewings or more importantly, offers. But you you can always reduce the price right? Of course you can but price reductions tend to smack of desperation and open up the way for silly offers. On top of that you would have wasted a lot of time (perhaps the busiest buying periods of the year) without any interest on your property.
- If you go with an estate agent that charges low-fees, you need to ask yourself, “Where are they cutting corners?” Can they offer low-fees but can’t afford to advertise your property anywhere that your prospective buyers are looking? On top of that, if you eventually get an offer, with low-fees, the percentage commission isn’t high enough for the agent to bother trying to achieve the best sale price for you. Trying to get you that extra few thousand in the negotiation won’t make much difference to that agent. So why should they go the extra mile?
Let’s face it, getting the highest price possible for your property is what everyone wants. And no-one wants to pay more than they have to for their selling fees. But selling your home in this market can be tough.
So how do you get your property sold for a realistic price, at a reasonable cost and in a difficult market?
Instead of tying yourself into a lengthy contract with a Chichester or Bognor Regis estate agent that can only differentiate themselves on price, choosing the agent that sells the most property is a surefire way to sell your home in a difficult market.
‘For Sale Sign Analysis’ shows that Whiteheads sell more property than anyone else in both Bognor Regis and Chichester. The ‘For Sale Sign Analysis’ is an independent report that measures how many properties are sold in each area of the country and is published every 3-months.
Here’s the thing, Whiteheads have been consistently selling more property in Bognor Regis than anyone else since January 2011. What’s more, the office was only opened in 2010.
On top of that we have become market leaders in Chichester despite only opening a new office there in January 2012.
We’ll always give you an honest appraisal of what your property is truly worth and our fees are competitive. Most of the properties we take on sell in under 60-days.
Call us today on 01243 770022 for your free,no obligation valuation.
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If your property has been on the market for a while, it can be a frustrating experience. Making sure your house is presentable everyday and then waiting for your estate agent to call with a viewing can be annoying.
But what happens when you receive an offer? Do you accept the first one on the table in the relief that you won’t have to keep your home immaculate anymore?
On the other hand you are faced with the choice of whether to biting their arm off and being able to make your next property move or whether to sit tight and hope for better offers.
Here’s the thing, if you’ve chosen the right estate agent from the start you can rely on their advice. And whether you can take their advice is down to trust.
Let’s face it, if you decided to work with your chosen estate agent because they were the cheapest or because they gave you a higher valuation than anyone else, then you might want to take their advice with a pinch of salt.
Now let me explain, agents that routinely overvalue property just to win the instruction aren’t being entirely honest with their clients from the start. Not only that but some estate agencies pay a commission to their agents just for winning the instruction. This could tempt unscrupulous agents to tell you what you want to hear rather than what’s realistic about the value of your property.
Not only that but estate agents that quote the lowest fees might be tempted to encourage you take the first offer you get instead of holding out for a better one. Let’s face it, if their commission is very low, getting you an extra few thousand on your property price won’t actually benefit them by enough to invest the extra time and energy.
But it doesn’t have to be this way, Whiteheads get reliably better results by pricing properties realistically and charging fair fees that reflect the effort we go to.
This is why we became market leading estate agents in Bognor Regis within just 18-months of opening a branch there. Not only that but within just 4-months of opening in Chichester, we’re already the 4th largest agency.
We don’t stop there, on average we sell a property within 60-days. How? We have a stronger internet presence than any other estate agents in Chichester or Bognor Regis. On top of that we have a dedicated full page adverts in the Observer newspapers every week.
Because of these factors we’ll always give you our honest opinion about any offers you receive. What’s more, because we have ten staff calling prospective buyers every day, your home will get more viewings than other agents than rely on buyers contacting them.
We’re open 7-days a week so call us today on 01243 770022 to get your property sold
If you’re a fan of Channel 4′s long running ‘Location, Location, Location’ and more recently ‘Secret Agent’, you’ll know property expert Phil Spencer recognises a good estate agent when he sees one.
Whiteheads Estate Agents with branches in Bognor Regis and Chichester won two awards at the 2012 ESTAS (Estate Agent and Letting Awards) hosted by the TV star.
Phil Spencer presented the local Estate Agents with both a National and a Regional award at the ESTAS’ luncheon held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in london. Phil announced Whiteheads’ prestigious accolade in-front of 550 of the UK’s top estate agents and letting professionals.
Phil Spencer said “The ESTAS are the most important and valuable awards in our industry. An ESTA is not an easy accolade to pick up, to win one requires a lot of hard work, over a very long period of time.”
Whiteheads won the Gold Award in the South East (South) Region for their excellent customer service as voted for by their househunters, vendors, landlords and tenants during the course of 2011.
On top of that Whiteheads’ excellent customer service went on to win them a Bronze National Award, against some formidable competition from estate agents who came from all over the UK.
The awards were based on feedback from customers who were asked about the service they have received from their estate agents. More than 33,000 votes were cast – making the ESTAS the biggest property industry consumer survey of its kind.
Peter Fullegar, Director said “Everyone here at Whiteheads are absolutely delighted to have won two awards at the ESTAS. The awards mean so such because it’s our clients who have rated us not a judging panel. We pride ourselves on high levels of customer service as this award shows we must be getting it right!”
Despite selling and renting property since 1899, the estate agents have taken a refreshing approach that made them market leaders within 18 short months of opening their Bognor Regis office. Their new Chichester branch looks set to do the same against some fierce competition.
What’s their secret? They listened to everything people don’t like about traditional estate agents and made it better.
Whiteheads are firm believers in doing what they say they’re going to do, which is a common complaint about other estate agents. Not only that but following-up and better communication with their vendors, landlords and house-hunters alike, make a noticeable difference.
The results are excellent customer service and helping more people find their dream home!
Thank you to everyone that voted for us!
We’re open 7-days a week so call us today on 01243 770022 to get your property sale or search moving.
Our new Chichester estate agents’ office opens its doors in West Street today. We’re bringing a whole new concept to estate agents in Chichester with our inviting new offices and winning approach. We’ve got comfy sofas and coffee machines so you can sit back and relax while we chat to you about your Chichester property requirements with one of our friendly experts.
Our proven approach took our Bognor Regis estate agents from zero to becoming the market leaders in just 18 months. Since then we’ve kept growing our stronghold to almost 25% of the total market. All this was just over two years ago when we opened the branch in the depths of a housing market crisis.
What’s our secret? As a company, we’ve been around a while, in fact over 112 years! But there are plenty of long established estate agents in Chichester. Our real secret is our tested and proven approach that gets reliably consistent results whether you’re looking for property for sale in Chichester, you’re selling or renting.
Our winning approach…
If you’re like most people you live a busy life and finding the time for property viewings can be a little stressful. Because of this we’re open 7 days a week so you can arrange viewings to suit you not us!
Not only that but we’re open longer hours, so early mornings and late viewings aren’t a problem. What’s more, every viewing is accompanied by us so we’re there to answer any questions you might have.
Here’s the thing, more viewings mean your Chichester property will sell or rent much quicker. In fact, on average most of our properties sell in under 60 days.
Once you’ve agreed the sale, we have dedicated ‘sales progressors’ whose only job is to make sure your sale or purchase with us completes. Because of this fact, four out of five of our sales complete successfully. This beats the Government’s estimate that one in three property transactions fall through.
So where do we find the buyers who are looking for property for sale and to rent in Chichester?
We advertise in the Chichester Observer every week with three full colour pages dedicated to Chichester property for sale and to rent. This means more exposure for your property if you’ve chosen us to be your estate agents in Chichester.
Moreover, we have a stronger internet presence than anyone else locally. This is important because, according to NAR, 87% of all home buyers and 94% of buyers aged 24 to 44 use the internt to search for homes. Buyers are looking online for property, so we have to be found.
Call us today on 01243 770022 to make your next property move quicker
How do you choose the best estate agents in Bognor Regis to sell your property? If you want to avoid choosing the wrong one, it’s always a good idea to put yourself in a buyer’s shoes before you make your decision.
Here’s the thing, imagine that you and your partner are desperately trying to find a new home. You both work full time so it’s difficult to make time to view properties especially if you’re from out of the area. When would you like to do most of your property viewing? In the evenings and at weekends? Or would you rather try to juggle both your diaries and take time off work to look for a potential new home?
Because of these factors it’s a mistake to choose an estate agent in Bognor Regis that has limited opening hours at the weekends. Not only that but choosing one that closes early during the week will also stop you getting viewings on your property by potential buyers who want to do a viewing after they finish work.
This is why Whiteheads opens an average of 37%* longer than any other estate agents in Bognor Regis. What’s more, Whiteheads have also proven to sell more property in Bognor Regis than anyone else. In a recent report by ‘For Sale Sign Analysis’ Whiteheads were the clear market leaders by a remarkable 28.2% when it comes to the amount of properties sold in Bognor Regis.
The chart below shows you just how many more hours a week Whiteheads are open compared to other estate agents in Bognor Regis.*
Now let me explain how Whiteheads get better results. We’re open a total of 66 hours per week, including 14 hours over Saturday and Sunday. Most of the other agents are only open for a half day on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays. In fact the average for other estate agents in Bognor Regis is only 4.69 hours.*
Here’s the thing, it’s no secret that the more viewings that take place on your property, the more likely you are to get offers and eventually agree a sale.
Moreover, if your estate agent isn’t open when the majority of house hunters are searching in the evening and at the weekends, then they will take much longer to sell your property.
Below is a chart showing the comparison between Whiteheads’ weekend opening hours and other estate agents in Bognor Regis.*
Now let me tell you the whole story, although Whiteheads have been established since 1899 in West Sussex, the Bognor Regis office has only been open for two years. Surprisingly, Whiteheads have become the clear market leaders in such a short space of time. What’s our secret? We work harder and smarter than anyone else.
In addition, Whiteheads are open a total of 363 days a year. So if you want your property sold quickly and easily by the market leading estate agents in Bognor Regis call us today on 01243 870044 for your free valuation.
*Source: B & V Crreative Survey October 2011
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