“We sold in 6 weeks and saved £3,000!”
were looking to move to a bigger, detached property and decided
to try to sell privately in conjunction with using an agent. We
had no reservations about the internet, and we chose to use
HouseWeb as it was so simple to join, the cost was very
reasonable and there was lots of helpful advice.
sold through HouseWeb within 6 weeks and saved over £3,000. I
would recommend anyone to look at selling privately. It’s so
easy! All the agents seem to do for their money is communicate
between buyers when there is a chain. One thing I would say
though if you are trying to sell privately as well as through an
agent is to check your contract to ensure you do NOT have to
also pay their commission if you get a buyer direct. My estate
agent tried to say we would still have to pay him even if they
did not find our buyer. He was not too pleased that I would not
put his sign up!
was much less stressful and
quicker selling this way than using an agent as I was in direct
contact with my buyers, communication was a lot easier
especially as I could sort out the solicitors queries.
advice to someone new to private selling is to set your asking
price a bit higher so that you can negotiate, work out what the
lowest price you will accept is, and once you have a sale look
around for conveyancers, as there can be hidden charges with
them. Remember, they don’t need to be a local firm as so much
can be done by email and post."
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