“How could we sell our house for £158.99? But we did and we are
very glad we found HouseWeb” |
We have two young daughters and were primarily moving to live in the
catchment area where we feel the schools are of a slightly
higher standard. We also wanted a larger garden for them to play
in as they grow up. We had advertised with a local estate
agent about two years ago and had agreed a sale which fell
through. We had waited about six months for an offer in
the first place and when it all fell through we were quite fed
up of it! Since then we were never really settled in the
old house and as a result became more anxious to move out and
purchase a proper ‘family’ home.
the first time we had sold privately - in fact it was the first time we had
sold a property - as we bought our previous home as first time
house prices rose, so did estate agents’ fees and that is a
substantial cost. We were looking at around £2000 to sell
with an estate agent, a cost which would’ve been added to the
mortgage. A friend of mine told me he had advertised with
HouseWeb for a little over £100 and had sold his flat within a
couple of weeks so we thought it had to be worth a try. We
lived on a main road so we ordered a For Sale Board sign to go
up outside – we knew we would get a lot of interest from that.
We did have reservations – it seemed too good to be true. How
could we sell our house for £158.99? But we did and we
are very glad we found HouseWeb
Putting the house on HouseWeb was a simple and intuitive process.
We especially liked the main details section and there’s more
than enough text space to describe the features of a house.
We had an agent’s valuation from two years previous and, as we wanted a
quick sale, we priced it reasonably and sold for about that
about 5 weeks. We
probably could’ve got a few thousand more, but we still saved
My Tips for a successful sale -
Keep pestering all estate agents and solicitors
involved as it’s the only way things move forward.
Try to stay calm. It’s tough but as soon
as you’re in the new house all the bad things that have
happened up to that point are forgotten. I remember our
first night here. It was hard to believe that we had
finally moved in but it was such a relief.
I would say to anyone thinking of using an agent “Try HouseWeb first!
Honestly, I have”
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