How do you search agent by fee?
How do you find the agent with the lowest no sale no fee?
Asked on Sep 25 2012,
Selling in Hartfield |
I have no idea where you could find this information. As a rule, high street agents will charge between 1% - 3% + VAT. If you want to cut costs, try an online agent. We are with Hatched, you pay as little as £799 + VAT, no sale no fee. Many online agents charge a fee upfront, even with the low % fee on completion. We chose Hatched because it is free to market with them until you sell. If you have an easy to sell property, pay an upfront fee. Otherwise choose the option we did and go with a low no sale no fee agent like Hatched. You get good advertising on Zoopla and Rightmove, so well worth a try!
Answered on Sep 25 2012,
Generally speaking, you ask them. However, keep in mind that your buyers won't care what your fee is - so you may want to pick your agent on the basis of their performance and efficiency in finding buyers rather than their fee.
Answered on Sep 26 2012,
It is important to use a good busy agent that has comparable properties for sale on their books. This will mean that they have prospective buyers readily registered with them. You have to remember that when a property is listed on a portal after some time it goes stale. A property becomes like that last item in a shop that no one wants to buy unless it goes on sale. We would strongly advice against paying anyone in advance unless it is only to list a property on the advertising portals. This amount should not exceed £200. Do not underestimate good estate agency 1% of £500k is only £5k and a motivated reputable agent should be able to earn that and more for you.
Answered on Oct 9 2012,
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