satisfying and simple it was to sell privately!
Deere from Wales
wanted a bigger property and went to view a house which was for
sale through HouseWeb. The vendor was very positive about
selling privately and she had done it before. We felt that using
an Estate Agent was very expensive and after researching into
about 7 Estate Agents we could find no advantages to using any
decided to use HouseWeb, primarily looking at cost against the
level (or lack) of service offered by estate agents in our area.
I felt there was no benefit to spending roughly £3,000 to use
an estate agent.
had several agents value the house and sold it between
valuations (£5,000 more than some valued it and £5,000 less
than others) but I'm confident we got market value as I had
researched house prices in our area using the Land Registry and
knew what properties had sold for recently. We saved £3,482 in
tips to people about to market their property are:
your house before you look at others as it gives you better
Get a good
solicitor as they will move along the sale of your property
(estate agents don't, despite what they say).
If you still want
to use an estate agent, ask to view a property they are
marketing already to see if you are happy with their service.
Get several valuations
from estate agents and do research in to what houses actually
sold for in your area (not what they were marketed at) before
you decide on a value.
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