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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here. Have a question that’s not in the list? Feel free to give us a call today and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help.

Do Michael Yeo charge to visit my property to provide a sales appraisal?

This service is entirely free. We will also, if required, offer advice relating to your particular plan together with ideas to best present your property and garden.

How long will it take to sell my property?

If the price is realistically set a buyer should be found within the first two months. It can take only a few days if a property is a type in demand. When a sale has been agreed, the average time to completion is six to eight weeks. In short, if a property is properly priced and all goes smoothly, the process can be contained within a six to twelve week time span from start to finish.

When is the best time to sell?

March to July. Sellers have months ahead of longer, warmer days – which obviously set the right scene. However, people’s plans often have no regard for seasons – we list and sell property in the Borehamwood area all year round.

How much will you charge to sell my property?

Our fees are competitive in each and every case. We could not provide a high quality service if we were the cheapest but we are nowhere near the most expensive. Before you ask us to proceed, we’ll offer you a quotation based on the type and price of the property you wish to sell and the extent of the service we’ll provide

How do Michael Yeo set the price of a property?

By making comparisons with the prices recently achieved for similar property types and by accounting for supply and demand. Location, condition and extra features all play a part, as do the timescale and needs and wishes of the seller.

Must I have a Michael Yeo 'For Sale' board?

No. But they don’t half help! They’re ‘on site’ advertising 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we know many of our sales are encouraged by their presence.

Who will conduct the viewings?

It’s up to you. If you’d like us to do them, we’ll do them. Some sellers insist on doing them, others ask us to do them or to show buyers round when they’re not available. It shouldn’t make too much difference who does the viewings. In most cases, if the house fits the bill the buyer will buy it. But please, don’t do your own negotiating! That’s what you’re paying us for. We’ll have more information and, the chances are, we’ll do better.

How long do Michael Yeo take to market my property once I invite you to proceed?

On average two days. Yes TWO days (some agents take up to two weeks). Once instructed to proceed we don’t hang about. The only delay can be caused by the absence of blue sky for the photos. If you’re not in a rush, we’ll go at your speed. If you are – we’ll go at top speed!

Where will Michael Yeo advertise my property?

Michael Yeo Estate Agents office is probably the most predominately positioned estate agents office in Borehamwood. The footfall here is very heavy and passersby cannot fail to see the fascinating and ever changing variety of property in our window displays.

We also have a strong Internet presence with our own website and also the market leaders Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation.

Will Michael Yeo prepare a floorplan for my property?

YES. We wouldn’t be without one – Buyers love them!

Will Michael Yeo ask me to sign an agency contract for a lengthy period?

No. Many agents will expect you to sign an agreement ‘tying’ you in with them for periods of 12, 16 and 20 weeks or more. We want you to stay with us because you’re happy with our service, not because you’re locked into a long contract.

Why should we ask Michael Yeo to sell our property rather than any other estate agent?

Because we believe Michael Yeo Estate Agents CARE more than any other agent and will go further than any other agent to serve your needs and achieve your objectives. We also believe our office to be the best placed in town and this, combined with being the longest established estate agents in the area and our attention to top class presentation and advertising, as well as our excellent reputation all of this will maximise your prospects of a sale.

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