just sold my house through HouseWeb, for the full asking price,
I am absolutely delighted!”
Howard Scannell from London told us how he sold without the
"help of an Estate Agent.
I decided to put the house on the market I wanted to use an
estate agent rather than having the hassle of trying to sell it
myself. There were several reasons behind that decision.
First, I was not living in the property, second it is
about 45 minutes away
from my home and work and third, I have a young family which
takes up a lot of my spare time.
I set up three appointments with the best of the local estate
agents. As part of the interview process,
I showed them round the house and asked each of them to
sell it to me as if I was a buyer. I was appalled at how bad
they were! One of
them even refused to do it!.
the cost of this so-called service was a 'best offer' of
'only' 1% commission (+VAT), equating to around £5000.
That's the equivalent of 2 months wages!
that point I realised that I could do a better job myself and
save myself a chunk of cash at the same time. With a bit of
research on Google I came across HouseWeb, which looked like a
professional setup, and offered a good choice of adverts. So, I
decided, it would be worth the inevitable hassle of selling it
myself. What I hadn’t realised is,
it’s actually a myth that estate agents take the hassle
out of the process. The reality was that I showed four sets of
prospective buyers round the house, pointing out what I thought
were its selling points. All of them were genuinely
interested and two of them made offers. Hardly a lot of hassle!
And quite enjoyable actually!
other common myth is that estate agents will get you a higher
price for your property. The reality in my case was that they
all wanted to put the house on the market at the lower end of
their 'achievable' price range (makes it easier for them to sell
and get their commission!). At the end, I sold it for the
top figure that the three estate agents gave me.
I can honestly say that my experience of DIY house selling was
something that I would recommend to anyone thinking of moving
house. HouseWeb is a great site to advertise on and the whole
process of setting
up the advert is straight forward”.
package we used was the Deluxe with a For Sale Board.
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