If you’re selling a property, you may be considering how you want to do it. How much help do you need, and what sort of support would that involve?
Using an estate agent to sell property is considered the ‘normal’ way of doing things. This is, in part, because of the convenience an estate agent will bring to the process.
Signing up with an estate agent is perhaps the more traditional route. They can usually help you with the following:
The HomeOwners Alliance (HOA) suggest that an estate agents’ fee is typically anything between 0.75% and 3.0%+VAT of the agreed selling price.
But you should consider if there’ll be any additional charges, or if all their services are covered by one fee. If you sell through an estate agent, check if they charge extra for:
On the other hand, you may be interested in selling your house without an estate agent. You could do this by placing an advertisement in a print newspaper or spreading the news through word of mouth or on social media. You need to be an agent to be able to advertise on Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket.
By selling privately, you could:
How to set a price
An estate agent will usually include a free market appraisal of your house and use their expertise and awareness about the market to set your house at a good selling price. If you sell your house yourself, click here to see our tips on how to value your own home.
Do any maintenance or repair work before you list your property – this could be an easy win and up the value of your home.
Factor in extra costs you’ll be spending – such as advertising and staging open-houses.
Choosing whether to sell your property through an estate agent or doing it yourself essentially involves deciding how much you want to spend in terms of cost and your own time. An estate agent can help to take the burden off you when it comes to the bulk of the tasks involved. On the other hand, putting it up for sale yourself would take up more of your time, but could be cheaper overall.
If you are thinking of selling, but not sure what route to take, do not hastate to contact us on 0121 430 4448 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We have various options available which we can tailor to suit your needs and budget. From managing the sale yourself, right up to having one of our team manage the sale for you, we have you covered!
According to Rightmove House Price Index , new seller asking prices rise by 0.5% (+£1,950) this month to £368,231. Although newly advertised property prices typically rise at this...
According to Rightmove House Price Index , In a month of subdued housing market activity, the average asking price of newly marketed properties increases a little to £366,281 (+0.4%)....
According to Rightmove House Price Index , The average price of property coming to market drops by 0.2% (-£905) this month to £371,907, marginally below the 0% norm for this time of...