We sold in 16 days and saved around £4,000 in fees!
Warwick from the East Midlands told us about her first
experience of selling privately.
were selling the house as a family member had moved out to a
bungalow and when we read an article in a home improvements
magazine the decision was made to sell privately. We had
previous dealings with estate agents, none of whom we thought
were worth the fee paid to them.
HouseWeb because they were mentioned in a magazine article and
when visiting the site it was easy to understand. Putting
the advert together was easy and when I got a bit 'stuck'
loading the pictures, I made a quick phone call to Customer
Services and they helped within minutes.
had no reservations at all about going it alone and were
prepared to give it an initial month and then review depending
upon the interest we receive. Well, we were right not to worry
we initially sold in 11 days, but the buyers were unable to
sell their house. We then put it back on the market and
had a second firm offer in 16 days.
do learn from experience and looking back I was a little naive
and withdrew the house from the market after the first firm
offer had been received. In retrospect, as the buyers were not
able to proceed, I should have left it on. For me, the whole
process could have been a lot quicker as I was waiting for them
to find a buyer which they never did.
would advise anyone to give this method a go initially - you can
always resort to an agent at a later date, but if you are
successful through the web you can save yourself 1,000's of
pounds. We saved around £4,000 in fees. I also found that by
keeping in full and direct contact with everyone, always being
aware of what is happening at all stages, proved a lot less
stressful than using an agent.
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