Sole agency (exclusive) or multiple (simple)

As you go on the market, there is a simple but important decision for you to make, about how many agents you instruct. The temptation of many sellers, is to go with several, rather than sole agency, which is of course, the “norm” in the UK. There are advantages and disadvantages to both routes, depending upon your choice and reasons for making that choice.

We firmly believe that a sole agency, or exclusive mandat is the preferred route in the vast majority of cases. This option gives one agency of your choice, the task of selling your property without outside interference and allowing them to control all of the channels of marketing. It also gives the agency the incentive to invest in the sale in the form of extra marketing, as they are secure in the knowledge that they are not wasting their efforts to sell your house.

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