“Selling privately saved us around
£3,000 in Estate Agent fees!”
Claire Allen from Hertfordshire
“ We decided to sell our home as we
wanted to have more room. The house we sold was a small
family house. I was desperate for a kitchen/breakfast room
and a garage.
A friend at work told me her dad had
sold his property privately over the internet straight away for
£150. He had been with several estate agents for
several months without luck. I was quite dubious as I
thought there would be hidden costs. Once I did my
research by reading your website, I decided that I would
advertise through HouseWeb rather than use estate agents.
Why pay estate agents when I knew I was capable of dealing with
the viewings and negotiations myself?
doing some research on the internet,
HouseWeb came up. It gave good information and good
coverage over the internet. The whole process of putting our
house on the site was very simple.
It took about 10 weeks to sell our home. We had one person
who was interested but failed to make a booking to view the
house, then a woman from Dorset who wanted to move back up to
Hertfordshire to be close to her family rang me to view the
house as she was so impressed from what she had seen over the
internet. She made an offer after the 2nd
viewing. I feel that it was meant to be. Whilst the
sale was going through, I found my perfect house. In fact
the whole process was very easy. I am fortunate that the
second person who showed interest bought the house. I know
people who have a real tough time selling their property.
Selling privately saved us around £3,000 in Estate Agent fees.
We found the whole process less
stressful as our experience of
Estate Agents show they can be unreliable. I’d
rather do the job myself.
you are thinking of using an agent to sell your property I would
say, Don’t bother. Use the internet if
you’re confident you can do the work yourself and save
was impressed with the reminders sent each month to update the
property. Without these, I would have forgotten to update
the situation of the sale.”
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