What does Wimbledon and good estate agents have in common?

Date Published 26 June 2017

This week we see the start of one of the most prestigious fixtures in the tennis calendar at Wimbledon.

Tennis reminds us of a very important aspect of estate agency work.

The rallies that can go on for ages depending on how good the players are, with a hint of negotiation about the exchanges.

The back and forth nature of the ball whizzing over the net can be like dealing with offers and other enquiries from potential buyers and their vendors.

To keep the rallies / negotiations going takes skill, experience, enthusiasm and energy.

Think of us as a good umpire. You could have a match without one, but it would be chaos on either side of the net. Especially when key decisions and advice are needed to ensure a smooth and safe transaction.

One piece of advice I've shared before to people making an offer on a place they genuinely like is not to go in ridiculously low. This often makes the person on the other side of the net annoyed and can really hinder any future negotiating.

You'll have the vendor screaming ‘You cannot be serious!' in true John McEnroe style!

The best type of property negotiations (unlike tennis rallies) end with a win-win situation for both ‘players.'

Thanks for reading and if you have any property related questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us – we'd love to help you.

The Case McNair Team

PS: Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call Case McNair and our team on 0161 711 0990 or email: sales@casemcnair.com for honest, expert and friendly advice.