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Consumer organisation Which? said that in research amongst 2,000 recent home movers 55% found their new home using traditional methods such as looking in an estate agent’s window or local paper or spotting a For Sale board as opposed to 45% who found their home via a “modern” method.  First time buyers, despite their younger age group, were even more unlikely to find a home on a property “portal”, with 60% using traditional methods rather than portals or apps.  Jonathan Bye, director of Eric Lloyd & Co, commented that “this research confirms the importance of using an estate agent with an office on the high street.  A “traditional” agent with an office on the high street provides a comprehensive mix of on-line digital and conventional marketing as well as offering the vital direct personal interaction so important in the buying and selling of property.”  Both of Eric Lloyd & Co’s offices are located in strategic “high street” locations.  The Brixham office is in the port’s main street with hundreds of people passing every day.  The Paignton office fronts directly onto the busy Dartmouth Road at Windy Corner being passed by thousands of motorists every day.  Judging by the number of finger prints left on the office windows each morning and the number of copies of the Eric Lloyd & Co property magazine picked up from outside the offices it is clear that a high street office remains a crucial element in the marketing of properties.  If you are considering selling call Brixham (01803) 852773 or Churston (01803) 844466 to arrange your free valuation.       

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