site, great service, great price!”
from Kent told us how she found selling privately on HouseWeb.
decided to try to sell privately when local estate agents were
introducing people to me, without even viewing the house to
determine a price, and would then request 1.5% commission for
this. I thought “this must be easy”, so why pay someone else
to do it, when I can try it myself. My only reservation was
whether or not anyone would be interested and whether I would be
able to get the marketing/pricing right.
decided to use HouseWeb after reading some reviews on selling
your home privately and HouseWeb came up as a highly recommended
site (Which? review)
found the process of putting my advert on HouseWeb very easy –
I actually had time to take good photos of my house and take
time to write a thorough description – much better than some
underexposed photos & poorly written advertisements that you
often see from estate agents.
managed to sell very quickly, within 2 weeks of having a for
sale sign up on my house I had accepted my first offer, which
completed in July 2007. I managed to save approximately £2,600.
found the whole process was less stressful than using an agent,
I was in complete control and knew how the purchase was
developing and didn’t have to rely on a middle man for
anyone thinking of selling I would recommend to try Selling
privately first. Why pay loads of money for what is in essence a
glamorised introduction service when you can take the time to do
a better job yourself? If you don’t have the time to put
together an advertisement, show people around your home or have
poor interpersonal skills then maybe this isn’t the best
option for you; but I feel that in 90% of cases, not using an
estate agent will be successful and will save you money.
sure you are patient and polite with the purchaser – be honest
and they will appreciate it. If your house has a fault, be
upfront about it at is will come out in the survey and the
purchaser may lose your trust. Good communication with your
purchaser is essential for a successful sale.
site was well structured, easy to use, and gave a personal
service – providing individual tips on how to improve your
advertisement. Great site, great service, great price.”
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