on HouseWeb on Sunday – sold the following Wednesday!”
my partner got a new job working at an investment bank it meant
early starts, so we decided to move to London as our social life
was going out of the window with the early commutes.
did an internet search on selling privately as we needed to save
as much money as possible due to higher property prices in
London and little return on our investment in our current
property. HouseWeb came up as one of the better ones and the
internet sites they connect to, like Fish4 and Propertyfinder
meant we would get a wide audience.
With the rise in commuting and relocation the internet is
a big tool for finding property in other areas.
put our advert on HouseWeb on Sunday 15th and sold
Wednesday 18th January!
approximately £5,500, compared to the cost of using an agent.
Plus, we sold for £2,000 more than the agent valued it
definitely worth trying to sell privately if you are prepared to
put a little effort into your descriptions and take good photos.
It’s all in the presentation.
sell quickly you need to spend some time clearing away all
clutter, cleaning your home and putting away as many personal
belongings as possible. Spend
a little money on a few plants.
If you have a fire light it, no matter what time of year!
Arrange showings to fit with the prospective buyers if possible
as they usually have to set time aside as well. Be honest.
property is getting more and more expensive, estate agents are
reaping the rewards for very little work on their part. The more
competition they have, the more likely it is they will be forced
to drop their charges. Everything we have done, apart from
taking the pictures and writing up the description we would have
done anyway. Estate Agents will rapidly become a thing of
the past if we're lucky.
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