Jo saved a massive
£14,000 in fees and sold her country house near Shrewsbury with
move house fairly frequently, because I like change! Initially,
I put the house on with an agent, but when it didn't sell
quickly, I decided to try and do it privately.
was the first time I'd sold privately and I did have one
reservation - whether a house of such high a value, just under
£1m, would attract purchasers other than through an agent.
looked on the Internet and decided to use HouseWeb and
Homes-online. In fact, I needn't have used homes-online, as
Houseweb adverts are uploaded to that site anyway as part of
their Deluxe package!
the house on HouseWeb was easy. The site is very user friendly,
and it's great that you get a reminder a few days before the
advert has to be renewed
actually sold the house twice as the first time it fell through.
Initially, it took about 8 weeks, then after it fell through,
about a further week. I
saved a massive £14,000 in fees.
all means, use an estate agent but it really isn't necessary, as
long as you use common sense if selling privately. Plus, its
no more stressful than using an agent.
would advise everyone to make sure you know who is coming to
view. Get a name, address and landline phone number. Don't allow
more than two adults and two children to view at any one time.
Don't let them split up when they go round, and its always
worthwhile asking their position vis a vis ability to
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