Birmingham is known as the UK’s ‘second city’, and with a population surpassing one million its property market is one of the busiest in the country. So if you’re looking to sell in or around Birmingham, you’ll certainly have your choice when it comes to estate agents.
People take into account a whole variety of factors when they choose their estate agent. Word-of-mouth recommendations are valuable, while others might choose an agent based on factors such as opening hours or proximity to the property they’re trying to sell. After all, it’s not ideal choosing an estate agent based in the London Borough of Sutton if you’re up in Sutton Coldfield or Stratford in East London when you live in Stratford-upon-Avon!
But whatever your reasons for choosing a particular agent, you want to make sure they know the Birmingham area. After all, the better they know the city, the better they’re able to sell your property: they’ll know the location highlights that’ll attract buyers, and be able to answer the questions that could make or break the sale.
Traditionally, sellers relied on high street estate agents for this local knowledge, and while the online estate agent sector is booming, people still – understandably – have concerns about its ability to get to truly get to the heart of any one region.
This is why a number of online estate agents have started employing local experts: property sales professionals who know the local area like the back of their hands.
For example, YOPA has a large bank of individuals who know, love, work and live in their local areas.
Online estate agents that boast local expertise give you the best of both worlds, then. You get the local knowledge you’d normally associate with a high street agent, but for a fraction of the price: where traditional estate agents charge around 1.5% + VAT, an online agent will charge a clear fixed fee. And they offer a host of other benefits, too, such as 24/7 communication and the ability to schedule viewings and appointments at a time that suits your schedule – not their schedule.
So whether you’re looking to sell a student house in leafy Edgbaston, a family home in contemporary Harborne or a pied de terre near all the action in B5, choose an online estate agent for a local expert who’ll be there to help you every step of the way.
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“I started my career as a sales negotiator and worked my way up to branch manager level for a top rated high street agent but I felt I could offer a more personal service with YOPA. I will always give you the best service experience available, my phone is always on and I am here to support you through your every step. I love what I do and I that shows in my passion, enthusiasm and knowledge.”
|Birmingham City Centre, Ladywood||B1|
|Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate||B12|
|Edgbaston, Lee Bank||B15|
|Winson Green, Hockley||B18|
|Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield||B19|
|Birmingham City Centre, Ladywood||B2|
|Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, California||B29|
|Birmingham City Centre, Ladywood||B3|
|Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton, California||B32|
|Kitts Green, Stechford||B33|
|Birmingham City Centre, Ladywood||B4|
|Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank||B5|
|Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley||B8|
“After escalating through the ranks in a high street agency, I am a firm believer that the most successful estate agents have passion, pride and a love for what they do. Working with YOPA I am able to use my experience and relentless work ethic to make sure everybody receives the absolute best service. After all, it’s a privilege to be a part of one of the most exciting times in anybody’s life – moving home!”
|Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Brandwood, Druids Heath, Warstock||B14|
|Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley||B30|
|Shirley, Wythall, Majors Green, Dickens Heath||B90|
Born & bread in the Midlands I know the local area well. As I’ve discovered selling your property isn’t always simple but giving honest, knowledgeable, transparent advice from the valuation to completion has always stood me in good stead. Selling a house is as much about knowing the owners, there needs & aspirations as it is about the bricks and mortar so with this in mind my focus will always be to achieve the best possible price for my client’s property whilst retaining a friendly, open approach any time of the day.”
“Brought up in the heart of the Midlands, I’ve integrated with a multicultural society and can communicate with and understand people from all walks of life. Focusing on honesty and transparency is the key to achieving the best results, at the same time as strengthening my relationships with both sellers and buyers. I’m proud to represent YOPA as we share the same core values.”
|Birchfield, Handsworth Wood Perry Barr||B20|
“Having lived in South Staffordshire and the surrounding areas my whole life, I’m a local through and through. I’ve built up extensive knowledge of the local property market, with experience selling homes from Negotiator to Branch Manager, and take great pride in helping people make their dream move. My focus is always on customer service, and working at YOPA is no different – I love the company ethos of always putting the customer first.”
|Erdington, Short Heath||B23|
|Shard End, Buckland End||B34|
|Castle Bromwich, Smith’s Wood||B36|
|Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst, Fordbridge||B37|
|Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead||B42|
|Great Barr, Hamstead, Pheasey||B43|
|Perry Barr, Kingstanding, Great Barr||B44|
|Water Orton, Coleshill||B46|
|Sutton Coldfield town centre, Maney, Wylde Green||B72|
|Boldmere, New Oscott, Wylde Green||B73|
|Four Oaks, Mere Green, Little Aston, Streetly||B74|
|Sutton Trinity, Falcon Lodge, Rectory||B75|