More people trust Douglas and Gribben to sell their homes in the Wantage and surrounding areas than any other estate agent. We are the leading independent property agent, consistently the top selling agent every year, checked three times a year via For Sale Sign Analysis, a national market research company (see our website for latest results).
Successful Home Sales
Our success rate (measured in sales that proceed to completion) is very high. In fact, we are more than three times better than the average estate agent in achieving successful home sales. This makes the whole property buying and selling process easier and less stressful for everyone.
Our approach to selling homes is the reason for our success:
• Our targeted marketing matches buyers with sellers
• We qualify buyers carefully – in fact, we look at the entire chain
• We value your home carefully
• Our talented team of professionals knows how and when to close the deal
• We work closely with the legal team to ensure everything happens at the right time, keeping you fully informed along the way
You will find us professional and easy to deal with. We like to talk to people and we give regular updates throughout the whole process. As we are open seven days a week, we are available when it suits you.
Our aim is to get the best price for your home whenever you decide to sell it.
We know that an accurate market-based valuation is vital in achieving this aim. It is because Douglas and Gribben market properties at the right price that we successfully complete more sales than other Wantage estate agents.
Accurate Valuations Sell Properties
The oldest trick in the estate agents book is to inflate the price of a property in order to win a customer’s business. It is a dangerous trick if your property doesn’t sell when you want it to, it may cost you far more than you think in the long run, if you are looking to buy another home your seller will not wait forever, and very often properties that are brought back to the market at a reduced price will remain unsold because buyers become suspicious.
Don’t forget that standard practice is to sign up with an agent for a minimum period – usually 12 weeks, so you cannot easily change your mind if your home doesn’t sell as soon as you had hoped. We only require a 2 week notice from day one, empowering our clients to vote with their feet if they are not happy. We very rarely lose clients due to our high profile service.
Because we complete more sales than any other Wantage estate agent we have the best insight into true valuations in the area. Our talented team of professionals ensure that strong interest in your property is reflected in the actual sale price.
Fees and Service
When comparing agents, you need to know that you will get value for money. That means looking beyond the fee rate and considering what the agent will deliver for your money. We are proud to say that our fees are the only feature of our service that can be described as average.
Our comprehensive marketing package is proven and constantly evolving so that we can connect buyers and sellers through the best possible methods. Our customers benefit from our buying power, we buy more local advertising than other Wantage estate agent.
The Douglas and Gribben team works hard on your behalf, from the research we do to support the valuation to our qualification process across the whole chain. We employ experienced negotiators to get the best price for your home, and our strong ties with local solicitors help us to minimise hold-ups in the legal process.
As well as being very high profile locally and regionally we also have a London office providing us with a direct link to London buyers. This link also provides us with a connection to a number of high profile independent Estate Agents throughout the UK, (37 leading Estate Agents with 201 offices). We also have an international department dealing with properties overseas.