were recommended HouseWeb by a friend and sold within a week!”
Jones from West Yorkshire told us how he sold within a week
after local estate agents had mocked his decision to sell
to sell our house because we needed more space – we wanted to
move into a larger house that had a separate dining room and an
extra bedroom. We hadn’t sold privately before, but I was
talking to someone at work who had sold his house on HouseWeb
and I thought the risk of signing up was minor compared to the
potential savings. We didn’t even look at other sites because
it was HouseWeb specifically who had been recommended to me.
Setting the advert up was as simple as it could have been.
We had the
house valued by estate agents and actually sold for £2,000 more
than their valuation. Plus we sold within a week and saved
ourselves £4,000 in agent’s fees.
proved much less stressful than selling with an agent, although
we did find that the estate agents weren't particularly friendly
to us when they knew we were selling our house privately. Some
openly mocked us, one quote being "Give us a call in a few
weeks when you find you can't sell your house." Maybe I
should give them a call, just to let them know how quick and
easy it was!
I think the
key to selling successfully is to know your market. We were
confident that the type of house we were selling would appeal to
people who are familiar with the Internet. We studied the market
and knew exactly where we were positioned in it. Without
that knowledge you may not make as much money as you could.
I knew anyone who was about to put their house on the market
with an estate agent I would say “Forget it. It's a dying
industry that rips you off and doesn't have your interests at
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