Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

Its Dog Eat Dog Out There!

18 October, 2018 by Gilson Gray in Blog

With agents competing over an ever decreasing , ‘slice of the pie’, there are some fantastic deals to be had.  From free home reports, no up-front fees and zero commission there really is no better time to sell.

“ Happy days ! “,  you say ? I would counter with the old saying, “ There’s no such thing as a free lunch!”

When a seller is considering which agent to use and what the best package is I think it is important to scratch below the surface and ask some key questions which I have listed below:


  • Does your agent give an accurate valuation or are they telling you what you want to hear ?
  • Does your agent offer a personalised service?
  • Does your agent have the ability to suss out serious buyers from ‘the time waster’?
  • Does your agent have the ability to answer difficult questions?
  • Can your agent give you a face-to-face service?
  • Does your agent have an intimate knowledge of the local property market?
  • Does your agent have experience in dealing with all market sectors?
  • Does your agent have an active buyer’s bank of potential buyers?
  • Does your agent give you regular unprompted feedback?
  • Is your agent resourced to carry out complex deals?
  • Is your agent open seven days with offices located in the city centre?
  • Is your agent a member of the ESPC where 83% of all properties are sold in East central Scotland?


As you can see there is more to just sticking your property onto a property portal and hoping for the best.  In the main most agents can do this but do they have the grit and determination to achieve the best possible price, in the shortest period of time for the least amount of stress ?  I think the answer is definitely no.

For more information on how we can help you with the sale of your home, please telephone Gilson Gray on 0131 516 5366.

“We would highly recommend the Estate Agency Team of Gilson Gray. From start to finish, they provided us with a five star service handling the sale of our property. The communication throughout the sale process was excellent and we took comfort knowing they were pushing hard to conclude the sale within the timeframe set.” Mr N Khan-Juhoor

For More Information Contact:

Rob McGregor
Mobile: 07841 920088
Direct Dial: 0131 516 5368

Lyndsey Beckwith
Mobile: 07954 136 914
Direct Dial: 0131 516 5369

Gail Walshe
Mobile: 07730 928 879
Direct Dial: 01620 897 172

Matthew Gray
Mobile: 07730 001053
Direct Dial: 0131 516 5367

The information and opinions contained in this blog are for information only. They are not intended to constitute advice and should not be relied upon or considered as a replacement for advice. Before acting on any of the information contained in this blog, please seek specific advice from Gilson Gray.