In 2016 we celebrated 15 YEARS of selling and letting properties on behalf of thousands of satisfied clients. In 2017 our Principal, Peter Waterson enters his 30th year selling property in the area. Thank you to everybody who has entrusted us with their most valuable asset and who have helped us to be the areas most successful Estate Agency office, selling more property in 2016 than any other Estate Agency office in the area!
We realise that every buyer demands as much information about a property as possbile on-line which is why all properties are instantly uploaded to www.watersons.net Here you will find one of the most comprehensive and up to date property websites available, where all properties listed include multiple, internal and external colour photographs, highly detailed floor plans, site plans and mapping and in many cases Walk Through Videos, exclusive to Watersons.
We will also register your property on www.rightmove.co.uk, www.primelocation.com, www.zoopla.co.uk; www.nethouseprices.com, When combined, these websites enable us to provide local, regional, national and international coverage for your property!
We take out full colour advertising space in the Sale and Altrincham Advertiser and will advertise your property for two weeks as a new instruction and every other week thereafter. We also advertise in a range of other media, such as Cheshire Life and Manchester Evening News.
We understand the importance of advertising to make sure your property reaches every corner of the market.
All our sales particulars include up to 50 photographs with a range of internal and external images. Our photographs are taken by either a professional photographer or by one of our in house team with professional photography equipment. Take a look at our photos on line against some of our competitors - there really is no comparison.
Our floorplans are more advanced than our competitors and are deadly accurate. Not only are they easier to read on our brochures but they can be brought up to full size on line, with room dimensions and square footages easily identifiable. Many of our competitors floor plans are too small to read, distort when enlarged and often the room measurements are not included on the plan. Why the difference? Simply we have been producing floorplans for 15 years and we understand the technology better and quite frankly we use a more expensive software product. Again, compare our plans on line.
Uniquely, we are the only Agent to use location, street and site plans within all our property details with full compass orientation
With every new instruction to market a property, we instantly assign a dedicated Sales Negotiator who will not only manage the day to day sales activity of your property, they will also arrange a convenient appointment to view your home themselves, thus enabling them to sell your property to potential buyers, speaking from personal experience.
Most importantly, a key skill essential for any Estate Agent is the ability to negotiate an offer. All our Sales Negotiators are determined, persistent and successful negotiators who are professionally trained to get the best price they can for your home.
To increase our chances of selling your home, we consistently have approximately 1500 buyers registered on our database at any one time. We record the "Buyer Status" of all registered buyers, so that we can identify those in a position to proceed immediately.
When we put a property on the market, on average, we notify 150 to 200 buyers either by mailshot, phone or email or text message.
We arrange between 150 and 00 viewings per week and all viewings can be accompanied by one of our Full Time Viewing Representatives, 7 days a week. You will be notified of the outcome of every viewing, see below.
We believe that the first rule of excellent Customer Service in Estate Agency is based around the frequency and quality of feedback and communication between the Estate Agent and the Vendor/Client. As such, all Watersons Vendors can expect the following:-
• Feedback given on all viewings within 48 hours of the viewing taking place.
• We will analyse feedback, so that we know what the market thinks of your home.
• Every 4 weeks you will receive a comprehensive Marketing Update, when all aspects of the marketing of your property will be reviewed.
• We will use tangible information to provide you with the right advice on the continued marketing of your property.
When we are agreeing a sale on your property we immediately identify the Buying Position and Financial Status including full Chain Details and Proof of Funds with Mortgage Agreements in Pricipal and Evidence of Cash funds. During the transaction we will liaise with surveyors, mortgage lenders, solicitors, building contractors and anyone else we need to in order to move your sale to the finishing post as quickly as possible. We will keep you informed of all progress in the form of a Weekly Update, but if we need to give Daily Updates at critical stages, we will! We will also continue to arrange viewings for your property at least until your buyer has had a survey done, giving you the chance of a Fall Back Buyer.
All of the Sales Team have attended professional training courses provided by the National Association of Estate Agents, of which we are a member. Topics covered include:
• Essential Law for Estate Agents
• Successful Negotiating and Sales Progression
• Conveyancing Practice and Procedure
As a personal motivation for our sales staff, Watersons operate a Profit Share and Bonus Scheme relative to the price achieved for each property we sell. As a result, 15% of the profit that the Company makes, goes directly back to the Sales Team. This means that they have a huge incentive to sell your property for the best possible price.
Watersons are members of the National Association of Estate Agents, ARLA and the Ombudsman Scheme for Estate Agents as approved by the Office of Fair Trading. Accordingly Watersons must abide by their strict codes of conduct, assuring the utmost professionalism.
When choosing an Estate Agent to sell your home, it is worth bearing in mind that not every Agent is a member of the industryï¿½s professional bodies.
We have formed associations with leading firms of Solicitors and Conveyancers specialising in property transactions. Contact the office for further details.
Our ARLA REGISTERED PROPERTY RENTALS DEPARTMENT offers a comprehensive LETTING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICE to individual, mutiple property and corporate landlords alike. With distinctive YELLOW and PURPLE branding to differentiate from the purple and green sales branding we make sure our RENTAL properties really stand out, both with the distinctive TO LET boards and in our dedicated press advertising. Our busy RENTALS team only deal with properties for rent and are committed to providing all of our landlords our usual exceptional service as well as working hard assisting tenants to find the right property to rent.
Should you be requiring a property to rent or indeed are a landlord with a property which need to be let, then feel free to contact THE PROPERTY RENTALS TEAM on the dedicated number - 0161 941 6767
We are able to offer independent mortgage advice carefully chosen INDEPENDENT MORTGAGE BROKERS AND FINANCIAL ADVISERS KELLAND'S OF HALE 0161 929 8838
All Estate Agents are open Sundays, right? Wrong!
We are amazed that some of our competitiors are closed on a Sunday when it's one of the busiest days of the week for viewings and foot traffic.
On a typical Sunday we have 5 staff working and can undertake up to 50 accompanied viewings