tip for selling privately - use a good site, like this
Julie Bottazzi, Walthamstow
needed to move house as our young children were approaching
school age and we wanted to be in an area with better schools.
Two people on our road had sold their houses privately in the
past six months and it seemed to make sense - paying around £100
rather than several thousand to sell! Estate agents in our area
were charging around 1.75%, which seemed extreme.
We considered a few private sales sites but chose HouseWeb
because the site had had very good reviews in the Telegraph and
looked as if it had more tools & information than some of
their competitors. Setting up the advert was straightforward and
speedy - no problems at all. We sold very quickly - I think the
advert went live at the end of March and we had completed on the
purchase by the end of July! We managed to save £4,000! We had
the house on with an agent as well as HouseWeb but he was
Our buyers wanted to renegotiate after their homebuyer's report,
which was a bit tricky, but looking back, it wasn't really too
stressful to do it myself. I wouldn't use an agent again. Even
the one I thought was from a reputable nationwide company turned
out to be a charlatan. There's no need for the bloodsucking
advice to anyone thinking of selling privately - research the
subject inside out and use a good site, like this one.”
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