Estate agent warning: Phil Spencer urges sellers always ask this before agreeing to list

How to choose an estate agent is one of the most important questions someone looking to sell should ask.

An estate agent plays a vital role in selling a property.

It was recently revealed sellers should avoid estate agents who wear certain items of clothing, an expert claimed. 

However, appearances are not all that matters when it comes to an estate agent.

Phil Spencer, Location, Location, Location presenter has given his advice.

This includes a list of pertinent questions to ask potential estate agents.

These vital questions are a cornerstone of Phil’s process when looking for an estate agent.

He said on his website Move iQ: “When you speak to each agent, ask lots of questions and gather as much information as you can.”

So what should you always make sure you learn before hiring any agent?

Some unscrupulous agencies have been accused of using various estate agent tricks, including one ’scandalous’ scam. 

Adam Day, who co-founded low cost online estate agency, told This Is Money that estate agents are not always looking for the best price for sellers.

He explained: “When a sale does occur there’s also no pressure to secure the seller a ‘best price’.

“Scandalously, there are even training courses on how to convince home owners to accept lower offers than they want (and deserve.)”

The main reason for this is based on the extra workload vs fees.