“The savings I’ve made from not using an estate agent
almost pay for my move to Canada!”
Bill Thompson from Buckinghamshire tells us how he cut out the
estate agent and became friends with his buyer…….
”As soon as we made the decision to sell the house, I
decided to do it myself. I had no reservations because I was the
owner and could explain any queries that a prospective buyer may
have. My wife, on the other hand, was a little doubtful at first
because of the security factor, that is, allowing strangers into
our home without any "vetting". I explained that
estate agents don't ‘vet’ their clients either, so that's
not actually an issue. And as it was us who decided who we
permitted to view the house, as well as making the appointments
to suit us, we were actually more confident about the people
Out of the eight people who viewed the house six of them
put forward offers, and it was the first people to view who
bought it at the asking price. We have dealt with them as
friends, with complete trust and openness ever since. There was
definitely no stress during the whole process as I was in
control of everything and didn't have to worry about anything at
What it cost me to sell through HouseWeb would have paid for
a nice dinner in London. And as I saved approximately £7000 by
not using estate agents, my savings almost pay for our
international move to Canada!
I really believe that a house will sell itself if it is clean
and properly presented. First impressions, as soon as people
step in the front door, are paramount. I did not even have time
or need to erect the For Sale Board; it just proves how easy it
is. I have encouraged everyone I know to sell their house this
I would most highly recommend everyone to sell their property
this way. There are no special skills required, only honesty, a
fair price and face to face first person dealings. The main
requirement is a good solicitor to handle the legal aspects of
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