"i came across HouseWeb and I liked the look of the
Joanne Hammond from the West Midland
“We are emigrating and needed to sell - we left enough time
to do this ourselves and save the estate agents fees.
We had sold privately a French house before but that was
through pure luck and meeting someone on a beach who was looking
for a house!
We did not considered using an agent though we did get two
round for a valuation and both gave the same - a high and a low
price to expect. We thought that if we had not had an acceptable
offer after a couple of weeks, we would think again about going
with an estate agent. In the end that wasn't necessary!.
I had looked on the Internet before, searching for houses
for sale privately, came across HouseWeb and liked the look of
the site. So, we put the advert on HouseWeb sometime in June
2006 and accepted an offer late July saving us in the region of
If someone were to tell me they were thinking of using an
estate agent I would say, “Don't - they are a waste of
money!” I preferred selling privately, to using an agent, as I
was in control at all time and felt no third party was
interfering – “You have your own best interests at heart
rather than that of hundreds of other homeowners.”
One piece of advice I would give is to ensure
that you negotiate offers via email as it makes it less personal
and it's easier to turn down poor offers on a computer rather
than face to face.”
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