The Importance of RICS

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The Importance of RICS

It seems amazing to us that almost anyone can open up an estate agency and commence trading without any training, qualifications, proof of minimum standards, or certificate of competency.

The sale of your property is far too important to entrust to just anybody. Those who claim to work on your behalf may simply be out to secure a sale at any price, as long as they can claim a commission, but with little regard for the accountability, commitment or care required to make your move as effective and enjoyable as possible. One has to ask the question – “Will they genuinely act in my best interests, and secure a good price from a well-qualified buyer? Will they make my move as stress-free as possible, or will they add to the anxiety of moving?”

There are various credentials you should check when selecting the right agent to sell your home, such as membership of the National Association of Estate Agents. However the height of certification in estate agency is membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Membership requires a specific university degree and demonstrates that your agent has a comprehensive understanding of everything to do with the fabric of property and the many legalities of property matters.

Importantly, membership guarantees that the member has sworn to uphold the very highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and is bound by the most stringent code of conduct in the industry.

We are proud of our membership of the RICS and believe it is an indication of the type of service excellence you can expect to receive should you decide to buy or sell through RICS members such as ourselves. After all, when the time comes to sell there is much at stake, so you owe it to yourself to choose wisely.

Tim Groves
Black Grace Cowley
(01624) 645555



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