sold two properties within two weeks!”
and Maggie Zimmermann from Hertfordshire
has always been our dream to live in Derbyshire - we love the
Peak District and it is near to all our relations. For me,
(Maggie) it is the nearest I can get to going home!
decided to put both our properties on the market. This was the
first time we tried to sell privately. The article in 'Which'
magazine gave us the confidence to try it. The article looked
into private house sales and recommended HouseWeb.
the advert together was easy. We struggled a bit with uploading
photos but HouseWeb Customer Services were there to help.
days of the adverts going live we had an offer on one of the
property, but we turned it down as it was unrealistic but then
we shortly after accepted offers on the two properties. The
process took just over two weeks and we saved ourselves at least
tips to fellow vendors would be:
it on the web first, just to give it a go. The cost is
minute in comparison with estate agent fees. What is there
HouseWeb guidelines on showing people round, safety
precautions, making decisions on price brackets beforehand,
negotiating, etc. These gave us more confidence and worked
well for us.
clean and tidy your house before advertising. Weed the
garden. Take good photos. Get someone good with words to
help or check your house details. Be positive. Smile a lot.
advice on “Negotiating” on the HouseWeb site gave us the
confidence not to accept the first offer, even if it was within
our price bracket. We negotiated both our properties up by using
the simple method recommended by HouseWeb. Both times we gave
ourselves plenty of time, suggested a higher figure, were ready
to split the difference or even accept the original offer if
necessary. Both times the buyer offered more.”
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