5 Tips to Find the Best Estate Agent When Buying Property in London

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With the number of options there is available to people who are looking to buy a property in London, things can quickly become overwhelming without the help of a master real estate agent by your side. Thus, it is very important to choose the real estate agent wisely when buying a property.

However, finding the perfect real estate agent who is able to get you exactly what you want is no simple task, and the vast majority of people end up going with a real estate agent that is not well-suited to them.

In this article, we will be telling you 5 tips that will help you find the best estate agent if you are looking to buy property in London, as well as letting you in on some crucial information that can make the whole process much easier.

Don’t Hesitate to Play the Field a Little

When trying to find the perfect real estate agent, there is no rule stating that you can't take your time and play the field a little. Many people just assume that the first real estate agent they come into contact with now requires their undying loyalty, but this just isn't the case.

There is nothing at all stopping you from contacting a plethora of real estate agents to see which one suits you the most, and in fact, if you want the best chance of getting your dream property in London, it’s encouraged.

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Ask Friends & Family Who Live Near the Area for Recommendations

It's all well and good browsing the web and finding the top real estate agents in your area, but it’s highly plausible that said real estate agents may be different in person than what you would first assume.

Because of this, asking close friends or family members if they know any good real estate agents can be a great idea. Not only do you know that close friends or family would not want to set you up with a bad real estate agent, but there is also the added benefit of knowing said real-estate agent has done a good enough job to be recommended by someone you know.

Check Credentials & Do Your Research

Before even considering going with a specific real-estate agent, it is vital that you do your own research. This can mean doing things like checking credentials of real estate agents  to see if they are actually qualified for the job, work for a reputable company and have experience.

Of course, this point will seem like a given to most, but few people actually take to doing their own in-depth research when it comes to looking for a real estate agent.

Meet Them & Ensure They Are the Right Estate Agent for You

After you have done all the previous points and have whittled the decision down to just a few real estate agents, meeting them in person to get a sense of their character is the next step to take.

You may have to deal with this person for a long time, so it is vital that you go with someone who is friendly yet professional to ensure that you have both a good experience as well as the highest chances of finding the right property.

Ask The Right Questions

Asking the right questions from the start will save you a ton of headache down the line, and simply asking questions like “how much do you charge?” or, “are there any other costs?” is vital.

Sure, these questions may be a little uncomfortable to ask at the time, but in the long run, it's much better to know whether or not your partnership is going to work sooner than later.


If you follow all the tips we provided you throughout this article, you will almost guarantee that you will be able to pick the best estate agent that is available to you.

It's completely fine to take your time when trying to select the right estate agent, and rushing to the finish line will do nothing but make the ordeal much harder than it would have otherwise been.

If you are looking to buy a property in London and are struggling to find an estate agent you are happy with, feel free to contact TRPE- The Real Property Experts. Our qualified and experienced estate agents will be able to help you pick the perfect property for you, as well as helping you along every step of the way.

Good luck. 

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