Selling Your Property
Free and no obligation valuation
One of our team of qualified will visit your property at a time convenient to you. During the initial meeting it will be explained in more detail how ‘Crofts’ offer you an exceptional value for money sales package, with a somewhat different approach to property sales. A discussion relating to your individual requirements will be conducted, an indication of the value of your property may be presented at the same time, if not a report will be forwarded to you the next day, if not earlier. Advice will be given regarding the condition of the property and fundamental guidance will be given how to prepare the property for sale.
Professional Digital Photographs
Our trained staff will visit your property for photographs on a day and time to suit you and take professional images from angles and positions to show the property in its best light. Many agents use substandard equipment to photograph properties and often only capture a small fraction of a room, at Crofts we have state of the art equipment and software in the office to ensure that you are pleased with the final product. If you are not and you would like us to renew some images then we will happily return until you are satisfied.
Distinctive ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ board
Our boards have become synonymous with good service and professionalism and can be seen across N.E.Lincs, our eye catching logo’d boards are well maintained and placed in visible locations and are one of the best tools to create interest in the sale property.
In this more demanding world, floor plans have become not just a good idea but almost necessary to have. With buyers and people in general having busier lives and not wanting to waste time, having this facility allows buyers to see the complete layout of a house and how the rooms work together without having to visit the property, this can save time for both seller and buyer. The option of 3D walkthroughs is also an option that we offer here at Crofts.
Local Press Advertising
As well as prominently featuring in the local press and providing an eye catching press adverts, highlighting our portfolio of properties, we now produce our own full colour quality printed property paper called the East Lincolnshire Property Guide. This production is available free at Tesco Extra, Co-ops’, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s as well as being mail dropped directly to vendors and available to take from outside all of our prime location offices. This means your property is much more likely to land in the hands of a potential buyer.
Major Web Portal Advertising
All properties on our own website are automatically uploaded to the leading national property website www.rightmove.co.uk this provides for greater coverage for your property. The site claims to receive over 9 Million hits on the site each month, and holds a 80%+ market share of the top four national property websites, and is ranked at number 4 for all UK based web addresses. With this in mind you know your property has the potential to be viewed by thousands of people both in the UK and worldwide. Your property will also appear on www.onthemarket.co.uk another leading property website. All of the websites on which we advertise have full details and full colour photographs maximising the number of potential buyers that will consider your home for their next move.
Cleethorpes open 7 days a week, Immingham and Louth open 6 days a week
Crofts have been standard bearers for all Estate Agents locally raising the bar when we opened in 2006 by committing to being open 7 days each week and have done ever since from Cleethorpes. There was really no choice in the matter and are still one of only a minority locally that do so, it took a full 2 years for the penny to drop elsewhere. It is purely common sense, if you consider most people who buy and sell houses are working during other agents opening hours. We are open when you need us to be, and yes we do conduct viewings, valuations, take ons and provide feedback each and every day. Immingham and Louth are working towards being open 7 days a week as they grow.
Prime location offices
When Crofts opened we committed to being placed in a locality which would be good for footfall and give Crofts the sort of presence relative to the ambitions we have for the company. After acquiring the premises the Directors put on a new shop front and completely refit the office befitting of the corporate direction we wanted to head into, coupled of course with a friendly and professional approach. Our showroom in Cleethorpes are the largest estate agents offices in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, this provides for a bright, modern and inviting environment in which to advertise your property.
Crofts have installed Interactive touchscreens at all of our branches inside and out. This means our entire portfolio of properties are available to view in full and complete detail and to make an enquiry upon 24 hours a day and seven days a week even when we are shut. Internally this makes viewing on our touchscreen a much more relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Members of the ‘National Association of Estate Agents
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency. Its members practice across all aspects of property both in the UK and overseas, including residential and commercial sales and letting, property management, business transfer, auctioneering and land. The NAEA was founded in 1962 by estate agent and entrepreneur Raymond Andrews. They were established with the goal of upholding good practice and high professional standards in UK estate agency. This struck a chord with the industry at a time when there was little representation for estate agents and has allowed the Association to grow phenomenally over the years. Today, its key roles include providing help and guidance for property professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines while continually campaigning to make the property market more efficient and user-friendly for the home buying and selling public. As a leading player in the property industry, the NAEA offers significant benefits to both estate agents and consumers.
Members of ‘The Property Ombudsman’ for sales and lettings
Convincing the public to trust and have confidence in your business is vitally important at Crofts, this is why we voluntarily joined the Ombudsman scheme and abide by their strict code of conduct, making us totally accountable for the actions and service we deliver.
Professional brochure creation
Our team of brochure creators are trained to capture the imagination of the reader when scripting our property brochures and great thought goes into their production, coupled with professional photographs’ we produce the sort of presentation you would expect from a top agent. We believe that this is one of the single most important pieces within the jigsaw of selling your property.
Totally independent & Local
Crofts are completely independent with one sole director, former professional footballer Gary Croft, his drive for excellence and ambition to be the regions number one agent has driven the company to its current heady heights of today, having only been established in 2005. All employees have excellent local knowledge, experience and still have the youth and enthusiasm to see change and new ideas implemented.
Professionally qualified & motivated staff
We made a pact when we opened that we wanted to provide the public with the confidence that they really were dealing with professional people, so with that in mind all our staff have been sent on and qualified in all aspects of the works that they perform. On top of knowing that you are dealing with the right informed people our staff are motivated by a highly incentified performance related bonus scheme based not just on results but on quality service too.
Free Energy Performance Certificates*
When choosing one of expert panelled solicitors you are entitled to a Free ‘EPC’ saving you more than £75 + VAT in charges! If this is not your option then you can choose to purchase one through us which are completed by our inhouse qualified EPC officer.
Free Premium Right Move Displays*
Another fantastic Free product which makes your property stand out amongst the crowds on Rightmove with extra internal shots available to entice the discerning buyer, this gives you a saving of £125 + VAT on this product.
Free video tour
Bringing your property to life this product seamlessly links together images to create a video tour through the property, its surroundings and featuring additional strap lines for added information.
Live and Interactive Viewings
Crofts at present are the only Estate Agent we know to date who are bringing properties to the eyes of buyers by performing live viewings. The viewings are advertised for a week prior then streamed live to an interactive audience live on Facebook who can interact with our host and ask questions as we show the house. This way of bringing a property to life has already proved successful in generating interest and sales of properties that may have not been discovered via a normal traditional method.
Property Management & Lettings
Crofts started as a lettings company and has 20 years of experience in this field, Crofts manage portfolios for landlords across the region and have an excellent reputation which often precedes us, with most clients coming to us by recommendation.
Late evening and weekend accompanied viewings
We have extended our services to create an even better service by employing late evening and weekend viewing assistants. These are trained individuals who will attempt to answer all questions you have about the property and area, providing you with the very best information. Employing Crofts will mean your viewer will have the best chance to see your property first whilst other agents sleep or delay viewings by days.
Properties on Facebook, You tube and Twitter
Crofts have totally embraced social media and feature all our properties on Facebook and Twitter. First to do this locally we have gained a great advantage and are pressing ahead with what we think will be an expected form of advertising in the future. Crofts also use Instagram and You Tube to further market our brand and properties.