Choosing a house clearance company to partner with your estate agent
By David, Sep 20 2019 08:19AM
In our last blog post, we touched upon estate agents developing a partnership with house clearance companies. We explained the usual process for searching for and finding a house clearance/removal company that you can rely on. It got us thinking that we should expand a little more on the things to look out for when making a new partnership.
If you’re partnering with a company whose expertise differ from your own, it’s hard to know what skills/qualities to look out for. We’re here to tell you all the things you should expect when picking a house clearance/removal partner for your estate agents.
1. A strong team
Houses come in all shapes and sizes. A house clearance for a small, one-bedroom flat will normally require a substantially smaller team than for a 5 bedroom-detached house.
Having a team of skilled professionals is important to ensure there are always enough people to get the work done.
Dealing with selling/buying/renting property is a stressful time. There can also be an added layer of distress if the house clearance is in sad circumstances, e.g. death or divorce. It’s important to partner with a house clearance/removals company who is able to put your mind at ease with their friendliness and professionalism – so you know they’ll provide the best service to your clients.
From the very first phone call, they should be able to give you confidence in their ability to take your client’s project under their wing. House removals/clearances/decluttering can be a stressful and emotional time for some. It’s important not to overlook the importance of a sensitive, friendly approach, which is what we at Clear and Clean House Clearance are known for.
“Dave and his team were amazing at a very difficult time, clearing our family home of 48 years. They were professional, thorough and very sympathetic. They made the whole experience painless and reassuring that we had chosen the right company. I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
Partnering with a house clearance/removal company with an outstanding track record is so important. What’s a great way to check for reliability? Check their website/social media accounts for real life reviews. Take note of what people are saying about them and ask yourself if you value that in a potential partner.
4. Compare their values
Do their values align with, compliment or add to your brand’s values? For example, here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, our main ethos is ‘green’. It’s to do everything we can to avoid landfill, even it’s much more work than necessary. We recycle, upcycle and donate items to charities. No one forces us to do this, but we take great pride in doing our bit for the environment.
“Dave and his team helped my 85 year old mother move home. They couldn't have been more helpful, considerate and caring. They also helped remove items big and small that needed to be sent to charity or up-cycled. Mum was delighted with them and would highly recommend.”
5. They have other partnerships
Don’t be put off if a house clearance/removal firm has other partnerships. This shows they’re trustworthy and that others are keen to partner with them.
You can tell by someone’s tone of voice how passionate they are about something. Also check their website, blog and other forms of content they put out to the world. Using an organisation who are passionate about what they do will ensure they get the job done properly.
Here at Clear and Clean House Clearance, we absolutely love what we do. We’re a long-standing, family-run business who have been helping people with their removals/clearances for years. We are no strangers to going above and beyond the call of duty to help our clients and we never will be. We love our jobs and we will always do the best we can to make sure our clients receive the best service possible.
We’re more than confident that we excel in all of the above areas and make perfect partners for estate agents. We’re used to working in partnerships and even end up referring our own clients to the estate agents we work with.
If you’re based in Gloucestershire (Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester or surrounding areas) and are looking to work with a house clearance/removal business like ourselves, then give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086. We can have a chat about how our brands can align and take things from there.