Choose the right agent

McCartney Sales & Lettings

How do you choose the agent to sell or let your home?

My name is Shaun Candler and I am the Director of McCartney Sales & Lettings. My advice would be, look for the agent that will be able to achieve the best possible price, and provide you with the best service from start to finish of the sales transaction.

To get the maximum coverage there are important factors.

Property Portals

As well as having important web coverage i.e. Rightmove, Zoopla, Onthemarket etc, from my 30 years experience in the property market we find a lot of our buyers are clients that we have valued their property in the past but haven't placed their property on the market. These clients are very important and having access to these extra clients will undoubtedly spark more interest, therefore, helping achieve the best possible price. With demand so strong at the moment for property, their own property would I believe also sell very quickly.

Open House

Open house events work well as this helps to create a lot of interest on one day and competition between viewers to put forward their best offer.

Going That Extra Mile

Having confidently marketed the property and agreed on a selling price, you would want an agent that is going to go that extra mile for you. Too many agents at this point say well it’s over to the solicitors now... our job is done!

Everybody Working Together

My advice would be to choose an agent that will work with the solicitors, surveyors, mortgage lenders, builders etc from the beginning to the completion of the sale. Too many sales fall through as sellers haven’t got an agent on hand working to make sure everybody works together, ensuring the sale completes.

Best Service, Best Price

Any estate agent can advertise your property on the internet for a knocked down fee paid up front or a low commission percentage. But, if you’re not getting that all-important service or the best possible price and seeing the sale through to completion, you’re not only losing thousands by not having the local extra buyers, you also run the risk of the sale collapsing due to not having an agent to see the sale through.

25 Years of Trading

Over the last 25 years, we have helped and guided thousands of clients through this process and many have repeated the process several times with us.

Local and Independent

Having built up a local independent estate agency and letting offices, we have helped and advised many property investors and landlords, from single buy to lets, to large company property portfolios.

Managing Hundreds of Properties

Managing hundreds of properties and having trusted local tradespeople on hand, we are confident that we have an important edge on competitors. Keeping the cost of upkeep on your investment to a minimum, we will only ever charge you what our tradesmen quote. You will get regular inspections with feedback, monthly or yearly statements and your rent paid on time. With many tenants already letting through us, we already have knowledge of their suitability.


Having been recommended by sellers and landlords for now over 25 years of trading, I am sure you will agree the place to sell or let your property is McCartney. For free advice on any property matter, feel free to call in for a coffee and a chat with Shaun and his friendly team.

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