“It’s a great way to sell a house
– we will be spending the money saved on a months holiday in the
Mr and Mrs Harman told us
how they sold their sold their home in the UK through HouseWeb
and moved to a dream home abroad.
”We’d being thinking of selling up and moving to the sun for
some time, but hadn’t thought about trying to sell privately
until we came across a couple of articles in the press about how easy
and cheap it is to do. There were two specific write-ups
I recall, one in Which?
Magazine and another in the Sunday Times or Daily Mail,
both praising HouseWeb highly, so we had no reservations about
giving it a try.
We had a good idea of what the house was worth but got an agent
in just to double check. We actually sold for that amount, to
the first couple who viewed and saved about £5,000 in estate
agents fees. I would certainly advise anyone thinking of using
an agent not to – it’s cheaper, easy and less stressful to
sell it yourself.
Putting an advert on HouseWeb’s site is
so easy and I would certainly recommend having a 'For Sale'
board outside as we had several people actually knocking on the
door desperate to move ASAP. They all seemed genuine enough and
no dodgy types.
The only minor problem with a DIY sale is
that you have to deal with everything yourself and cannot take
holidays if you are in a hurry to sell. We know we missed out on
a few viewings when we were away but as we were not to desperate
for a sale, we weren’t too worried about that. I guess the
ideal would be to get a friend to cover any viewings for you
when you take holidays.
Overall selling on the internet is highly
recommended. We have now sold
and exchanged contracts. It’s a great way to sell a
house – we will be spending
the money saved on a months holiday in the Far-East.
Will send you a postcard, if I remember!”
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