saved £6,000 by selling privately!”
weren't looking to move house, however we heard a local property
was about to go on the market with a large garden and lots of
potential, so we snapped it up.
was the first time that we had sold privately, but after reading
an article in the Times about private selling we did some
research into dedicated websites and HouseWeb came out top.
didn't feel uncomfortable about discussing offers with potential
buyers. I work from home, so I could be available for viewings.
Plus, who better to talk about your house than you! It was much
less stressful than using an agent.
decided on the asking price by getting valuations from three
local agents and we saved ourselves about £6,000.
majority of people interested in our property loved dealing
direct with us. Just put people at ease and make sure you
explain that the process is the same - you're just cutting out the middle man (we had someone who
was concerned that we wouldn't be using a solicitor for the
always felt that dealing with house sales through a third party
(an estate agent) creates an uncomfortable relationship with
your buyer! Dealing direct means any minor changes to dates and
details are sorted quickly and calmly. You can always ask for a
small deposit if you want someone to back up their offer.
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