"Estate agents fees are exorbitant - we saved about
Sunshine from Beaconsfield
told us about his experience of selling privately...
"We wanted to move house to be
near our daughter and grandchildren. We had sold privately
always intended to do
so again if possible. Why? Because I think estate
agents fees are exorbitant - it is disgraceful that charges are
percentage based. There is no way that £8,000+ can be
justified for the amount of work an agent actually does.
I would advise anyone to try selling without an
agent and to try
the web. Also, use a For Sale Board.”
Having decided to go it alone, I discovered HouseWeb and
the advert proved very straightforward to put together. We had
the house valued by an agent and sold for about £40,000 more,
although the valuation had been made about 3 months earlier.
We sold very quickly -
within about a month
and I estimate we saved about £8,000 compared to using an
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