First things first, there are two types of contracts: sole agency and selling contracts. Sole agency means that if an agent introduces a buyer to your place, they get a commission. Selling contracts are a bit different – anyone who buys your property during the agreed time owes a fee, even if they already knew about it. Sneaky, right?

Now, the choice is yours! Would you rather put all your eggs in one basket with a sole agency agreement or open the doors to multiple agents with a selling contract? Personally, I'm not a fan of juggling too many agents. It can make you look desperate, and trust me, buyers notice that. Plus, conflicting advice from competing agents? No thanks!

Let's talk contract duration and notice periods. Here's the deal: some contracts have sneaky clauses. If you don't activate the notice period within the agreed timeframe, it keeps rolling. Yikes! So, be vigilant and give notice in time if you want to switch agents.

Oh, and beware of those agents who want you tied down for months on end. Seriously, why would you want to commit to one agent for half a year? It's your dream move we're talking about here! Trust your gut and question their motives.

So, to sum it up, estate agent contracts can be a bit tricky, but armed with this knowledge, you're ready to conquer them! Choose the type of contract that suits you best, be aware of notice periods, and don't let agents lock you in for too long. Remember, it's your journey, and you deserve the best.

If you still have questions or need help, reach out to us at Avocado Property. We're here to make your moving experience smooth and enjoyable. Happy house hunting!

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