Why Choose an RICS Estate Agent?
The RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in Estate Agency.
Estate Agents are not required to be members of the RICS; indeed, many Estate Agents would prefer not to have the added complication and expense of such an organisation. However, those of us who have endeavoured to achieve Chartered status recognise that the Estate Agency profession has an image problem that desperately needs tackling. It is through strict adherence to the RICS professional standards that we are able begin to redress this issue.
The need for an ethical upheaval and increased transparency of the Estate Agency profession is at the heart of the RICS Professional Statement on UK Residential Real Estate Agency by Christina Hirst FRICS.
This comprehensive document is a mandate for RICS Estate Agents. It sets out compulsory standards to ensure that we are working to the highest ethical and professional level.
In particular, RICS members are required to adhere to the five RICS ethical principles which state that we must:
• Act with integrity
• Always provide a high standard of service
• Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession
• Treat others with respect
• Take responsibility
RICS Estate Agents also have a duty to always act fairly in our dealings with consumers and to never:
• Give false or misleading information to consumers
• Hide or fail to provide material information to consumers
• Exert undue pressure on consumers
• Act without the standard of care and skill that is in accordance with honest market practice and in good faith.
David Cosby Estate Agents and Surveyors:
David Cosby Estate Agents and Surveyors were established in 2003. We have always upheld the RICS principles of transparency and of providing the highest level of professional standards and ethics.
We have conducted successful sales throughout Northamptonshire and have a proven track record which is supported by impressive Google reviews.
For a free market appraisal or further information on how we can assist in the sale of your home please visit our Estate Agency Home Page or call us on 01327 361664.