HouseWeb Testimonials

“Everything the estate agent said he would be doing to effect the sale, I managed to do perfectly well with no training and managed to save £7,500 in fees!”

James from Cornwall told us how he sold his house privately using HouseWeb  

“I needed to sell my house in order to be closer to work. After six weeks of no offers with an estate agent I thought I might as well give selling privately a go for a few weeks. It was the first time I  tried to sell privately. 

We looked at loads of websites before choosing HouseWeb, but decided on them because we liked the look of of their website. It seemed the most upmarket, which was important for the price and location of the property we were selling. 

We sold the house for less than the estate agent’s valuation but we believe they had  overvalued our property just to get our business. Maybe that’s why six weeks went by with little interest! However, we sold it at for £10,000 more than two other valuations and saved ourselves £7,500 in estate agents fees. We felt that the estate agent would have taken another 2-3 months to sell ours so we were able to come down in price as we were not only saving on agency fees but also on 3 months of mortgage repayments.  

We weren’t put off by having to deal with the buyer directly. It wasn’t too bad at all. In fact, I found the process quite interesting. Everything the estate agent said he would be doing to effect the sale, I managed to do perfectly well with no training. I think the For Sale board is a ‘must have’,  particularly if people drive or walk past your house often. I think a lot of people don’t realise that even if you are already using an agent, you can go private as well. My advice would be – do both!”


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