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“I hope Estate agents' days are numbered!" 
Cindy Creedon from Dorset told us about her first experience of selling privately

“We decided to sell our property because we wanted to run a Bed & Breakfast and could not do it from our current house. After about a year with an estate agent we had had no joy in selling so started to think about selling privately, even though we hadn’t tried it before. 

We came across HouseWeb in an article in the Daily Telegraph. Putting the advert together was easy and the whole process was far less stressful than using the agent. We saved ourselves about £6,000. I would certainly tell anyone thinking of selling their house not to bother with Estate Agents.  They don't do enough to earn their huge fee. I think Estate Agents are a very closed shop and I hope their days are numbered!

My tips for selling privately would be:- 

  • Make sure you are absolutely honest in your description, then you will not waste potential buyers' time. 
  • Talk on the phone first with buyers before arranging viewing to answer any questions. 
  • Really 'big' your home up when showing people round. Take them to the best room first for the 'wow' factor.  Really focus on the good points like light, location etc. 
  • Ask viewers to let you know what they think, good and bad. You may only need to paint one room to get that sale!”

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