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I would like to sell my house privately but would like help as low budget

I would be grateful if you could advise on where to go for practical help in putting my house on the market privately e.g. constructing and displaying advertising board and advertising on the internet.

Asked on Aug 13 2009, Selling in Brough | Report content

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  • I'm doing the same thing myself. Firstly, make sure you have a HIP BEFORE you advertise your place, otherwise you could be fined £200. A HIP will cost you about £200 anyway (depending on whether freehold or leasehold). Leasehold places are more expensive as there is more paperwork. There are a number of places where you can advertise your house for free. I've put mine on (this is the London Gumtree). They do have other regional places - just click the change city box and choose the area nearest you. I found this website really good: It lists a lot of the online places where you can advertise your home. Some charge a small amount but some are free. My favourite free site is - it isn't just because it is run by the lovely Sarah Beeney! ;-) This place allows you to put together a comprehensive description of your home, add photos and even make a floorplan. I just started marketing my place yesterday, but I spent all day going through all the free websites. Sarah Beeney's site was the best one that I found - here is what my listing looks like: These do not, however, get you on or and these are the "big" sites where most people start their online house hunt IMO. You can only get on these sites through an estate agent :-( I joined, as for £295+VAT they come out and take decent photos of your house and make a floorplan. They advertise your house on their website AND rightmove AND primelocation! Good luck with your house selling. I'll also be interested in following this thread to see if anybody else comes up with other good online advertising sites! P.S I don't work for any of the websites I have mentioned - I am just a private house seller and sharing some of the information I have found over the past few days.

    Answered on Aug 17 2009, Report content
  • The most established places to sell privately are 'thelittlehousecompany' and 'houseladder' if you google them. Sarah Beeny's new site Tepilo is also gaining a lot of profile - whatever you do make sure the website you use allows you to onward register your property on a bigger portal like fish4homes where it will get much more attanetion. Lawpack also do a good DIY sellyour own house pack theat they will post you and Tony Booth's Be your own Estate Agenmt is a good book'. You can order private For Sale signs here: They come delivered to your door with painted post, fixings and 'sold' sashes - you add your phone number with a chunky (waterproof!) marker pen.

    Answered on Jan 25 2010, Report content
  • Selling privately is easier than you think - Next Address was created a simple, effective way of people to sell without an agent and save thousands. We're currently looking for guinea pigs to try the platform, for free.

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    Answered on Aug 20 2010, Report content
  • When selling your home there are usually two reasons for this decision: either you have been messed about by your estate agent or to avoid fees, which is deinfitely applies in this case. There are several ways to sell your house privately on a very low budget. For example, you can get your own board created for around £20, from a specialist board maker. Also, to get exposure online it is best to register with several private home listing services such as gumtree and vivastreet. I would also suggest placing postcards in the local shops which can be free or around £1 per month for each card. You can also put handwritten letters through neighbourhood homes as they may be interested. As a consultant at a national home buying service, Im sure this will get you alot of of targetted exposure. However, it still leaves the dilemma of you weeding through time wasting or uncredible home buyers. Good luck! If you would benefit from extra advice, I would be more than happy to help. Our goal is ensure national homesellers get the home sale they wish for. So if you want to find out more, just visit our website below

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  • Another option which combines the advantages of using a traditional agent with the cost savings would be to use an online estate agent. Fees start typically from £249+VAT

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    Answered on Jun 21 2013, Report content
  • The options you have depend upon how much help you need in marketing your home and also how active your local market is. By opting for an online house sale you can save thousands in commission. Using private house sales websites or even classified ad sites can give you the online exposure you need to find a buyer. Erecting a 'for sale' board will also increase your opportunity to attract a local buyer. Private house sales site charge a fixed fee and many offer a 'for sale' board option. You can also opt for online estate agents service where they can give you almost as much exposure as a traditional high street agency. The difference between online estate agent and a private house sale is that with a private sale you remain 100% in charge of the sale without any agents contracts to sign. If you have a local housing market that has activity it's wise to try the low cost private sale first.

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    Answered on Jan 6 2014, Report content

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