3 musts for estate agents hoping for a quick property sale

When it comes to property sales, the age-old saying is true: time is money. 

The quicker property sales complete, the less likely it is to fall through and the more money your agency makes.

This begs the question, how do you and your agents sell properties as quickly as possible for the best price?

Needless to say, turning around high-quality property listings in as short a time as you can is instrumental for quick property sales. 

So, we’re revealing three tips for speeding up listing creation (that won’t compromise quality). Let’s take a look:

1. Get your EPCs in order

Many of us overlook the power of EPCs. However, as many as 4 in 5 agents forecast a substantial surge in buyers looking for properties with an EPC rating of C or better. 

So, not only is a valid EPC a legal requirement whenever a residence is built, sold or rented. But, a decent EPC rating could be an invaluable marketing asset. 

The bottom line: You need a quick and reliable way of checking a property’s EPC validity and ordering a new certificate should you need one. 

Using software that empowers you to do this from the convenience of one place saves you and your agents tons of time and effort.

For example, PropertyBox enables agents to check their clients’ current and potential energy performance ratings. They can also order an EPC assessment at a guaranteed price of £50+VAT from their PropertyBox workspace. 

Then, within 24 hours of the EPC assessment, you can download your EPC certificate – or, if your vendor’s EPC is valid, download it straight away!

2. Write property descriptions in record time

Our industry experts say writing a decent-quality property description takes 20-30 minutes (on average). Of course, the more luxurious the home, the longer it takes agents to write accurate and compelling descriptions.

So, let’s say you list 15 properties a month. In this instance, you’ll spend around six and a half hours writing property descriptions a month on average! 

Just think of all the other things you could do with that precious time.

So, what’s the answer?

Instead of manually writing property descriptions, the most straightforward solution is to use an AI-fuelled and custom built assistant like PropertyBox to autogenerate descriptions within seconds. 

When we asked Mark Severino from Best Texas House Buyers, LLC for his tips on streamlining listing creation, he said: ‘Checklists are the number one tool that can be utilized to streamline efforts…Checklists can be used in conjunction with AI. You are able to fill out the checklist with the information for an individual property.. submit it…and ask it to write out a full listing!’

With that said, here’s how you can adopt such an approach with PropertyBox:

  1. Select your client’s property type and add details, including local area highlights – this can be done in just a few clicks!
  2. Then, within seconds, PropertyBox produces a custom property description, a key benefits list, and a summary.
  3. Copy and paste the text into your preferred property portals. Or tweak it first before it goes live – the choice is yours!

3. Ensure your listing is picture-perfect (even if they’re just smartphone snaps!)

A study found that property listings with just one photo take around 70 days (on average) to sell. In contrast, properties with 20 high-quality pictures typically complete in about a month.

The moral of the story? The more professional property photos you use, the quicker your property will sell. 

Many things contribute to the overall quality of a property photo. Some of which you can control, while others are out of your hands. This is why a robust post-production process is so important.

Below, we’ve listed just some of those factors:

  • The weather – did you take your property photos on a dreary day?
  • How cluttered is the property?
  • Do the images respect your vendor’s privacy? (number plates, personal photos, etc.)
  • Are the images HD quality?

Depending on your answers to the above questions, you might have lots of editing to do! 

So, how do you simplify this process? Historically, agents would spend hours using complicated photo editing software to achieve decent results. But, thankfully, that’s no longer the only solution.

You can now use AI property photo enhancement software like PropertyBox to brush up your visuals. 

Just take photos using your smartphone or camera and upload the shots to your PropertyBox workspace. We automatically put images through 27 photo enhancements to increase the quality of your photos. 

You can also use our magic wand to remove small objects from your photos. Just highlight the object you wish to remove (for instance, a flower pot full of dead plants). Then click ‘Finish’ and watch the object disappear!

Best of all, these property photo enhancement tools achieve results within seconds!

Are you ready to start making quick property sales?

That brings us to the end of our tips for streamlining listing creation for quick property sales.

To recap, the most productive way to turbocharge listing creation is to use an AI-fuelled property marketing assistant that can:

  • Instantly look up EPC validity
  • Allow you to order new EPCs
  • Autogenerate engaging property descriptions
  • Edit property photos within seconds to enhance their quality

If you want to know more about how PropertyBox could help you sell properties quicker, request a callback today!

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