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Let us tell you.  Here are our top ten reasons why we think you should use Harrisons Homes estate agents

1. Recommendation

Our number one source of business comes from personal recommendation.  Every agent across the land knows the value of personal recommendation.  Being trusted to handle one of the biggest financial transaction anyone is likely to make. A transaction that is often charged with emotion and stress. Is a very humbling experience.  To know that people value the service we have delivered enough to personally recommend our services, is something we are very proud of.  Check out our reviews to see what people say about us.

2. Award winning

In 2021 alone we have been awarded no less than five industry awards and we have been shortlisted for another.  The categories for these awards are for customer service, our results, our charity work and the work we do within the community.  We been awarded in 2021:

And we have also been shortlisted for Community Champion of the Year – The Negotiator Awards

3. Results

Our results speak for themselves.  We don’t need charts showing what percentage of the market share we have. Or to tell you how many houses we have sold in your postcode over the past year.  We will tell you that it takes us an average of 16 days to agree an offer and sell your home (subject to contract).  We are currently achieving over 102% of the original asking price on sales.  Plus, we have a fall-through rate of just 4% compared to the current national average of 33%.

4. No lengthy contracts

We believe properties can sell within four weeks of coming onto the market.  We are so confident, we wont tie you into lengthy contract periods. If we are confident we can do what we say, why would we need to tie anyone into long term contracts.

5. Sales Progression

Once a sale has been agreed, we deal with the progression of your sale in house by a dedicated and experienced Sales Progressor.  You wont be palmed off with a progression team based it a remote location. Nor will you be dealing with a third party, who has had your sale outsourced to from your agent.  You will have one point of contact, in-house that you can speak to directly if you have and concerns or questions.

6. Security

We recommend reservation agreements on all of our agreed sales, giving both the buyer and the seller peace of mind that their sale is secure.

7. Community

Harrisons are proud to be part of, and support the community in which we live and serve in anyway we can. Whether it being donating laptops to local schools.  Fundraising for local charities (£14K raised to date).  Donating laptops to schools or sponsoring local events.  We try to give back as much as we can, it’s an important part of our business.

8. Innovative

Harrisons are constantly looking for ways to improve our service and how we make sales.  We do not look to what our competitors are doing, we look at new technology and innovation there is available.  By adapting this to fit within our business and come up with innovative marketing techniques.  Such as our “Heads Up! Property Alerts” service, which markets and often sells properties before they hit the property portals and the open market.

9. Qualified Professionals

The fact that estate agents are able to set up in business and deal with what is, for most people, their largest financial transaction without regulation or qualification is something we are very much against.  All of our staff undergo training, along with continual professional development. Plus, Harrisons staff are required to gain industry qualifications.  Harrisons Homes are a member of NAEA Propertymark in the absence of an industry regulator.  This is an organisation that agents can join and adhere to their rules of conduct to ensure they meet the desired standards that members would like to see in a property industry professional. In addition we are the only agent in Swale to be members of the Federation of Independent Agents who are committed to raising the standards and reputation of the industry by pulling together a network of the best independent agents in the UK.

10. Feels like family

We are more than just colleagues, we are a very close team, it feels like family.  Harrisons is nurturing and supportive.  Commission is earned on the team’s achievements rather than the individual’s.  We work together on, helping each other to get the best results for our clients.  Many visitors say, when they walk into our office, that it feels friendly and welcoming.  This is part of the reason why so many people recommend us to their friends and family.

Now you have our top ten reasons Why Use Harrisons Homes estate agent, why not give us a call to get you moving on with the next chapter of your lives 01795 474848

Tag: Agents giving

Some exciting news, we have been shortlisted for an Agents Giving award in the category “Best Company Fundraising”
We are absolutely delighted to have made it this far. There are some fantastic agents that have also been shortlisted. We are really proud to have raised an incredible £11,450, to date, for Holding On Letting Go. A figure that continues to rise each month as we donate £50 from every sale that completes.
We have pledged to continue our support for them as the demand for their services has increased significantly over the past 18 months.
This wasn’t due to increased death rates within the population. It was due to the way that we were having to deal with death during a pandemic. Much of the grieving process has been restricted, from having a chance to say a final goodbye, to attending the funeral.
The support network that we usually access during loss isn’t available in the same way and this in turn has meant that children and many of their families have needed more support than ever.

Other Charity work

However, this isn’t all we have done for charity in the past 18 months, we have also:
Chris Ellis – Harrisons Managing Director, explains why an Agents Giving award is so special

“To me it’s giving something back. Our industry is known for a lot of negativity, however I/we are driven to making a difference in people’s lives and that’s not just selling their house. Since Covid, there’s been a lot of businesses and charities that have struggled and we wanted to do our bit to help where needed.  So we are not just taking, we are giving back. Holding On Letting Go was where it started. No child should have to go through dealing with loss, and if our contribution makes just a small difference to their lives, it’s worth every penny”

The winner will be announced at a charity ball hosted by Phil Spenser on 24th September.

Tag: Agents giving

Supporting Kent charities during the current pandemic is something we were very keen to do.  Following the first lockdown we ran a raffle to support a local children’s bereavement charity that we had heard were doing some incredible work in our area. They were facing an uncertain future due to the pandemic limiting how they were able to fundraise. When restrictions were lifted in June. We resolved support them further and pledged to donate £50 from every sale we completed on.
Ten months later, we have raised almost £10,000! If you would like to find out more about the work that Holding On Letting Go do.  Supporting children and families through some of the hardest and most difficult times of their lives please visit their website www.holdingonlettinggo.org.uk.  Supporting Kent charities during this time is so important.  Helping in any way you can to which ever charity you wish to support is important.  There are so many worthy charities in Kent and beyond.  However, we believe the work that Holding On Letting Go is especially important and poignant currently.
Or, if you want and estate agent that gives back to it’s community call 01795 474848
Shortly after this article being published, we reached an incredible £10,000