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Can I sell my house overseas without an agent?

Asked on Feb 4 2014, Selling in London | Report content

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  • Yes you can. However, I believe if you use one the property will be accurately priced, will receive maximum exposure (with professional photography and floor plans) and therefore maximum viewings. This should create the right environment to achieving the best buyer at the best price. Please bear in mind that receiving an offer is only the first part of a sometimes painful process. An agent will arrange for the offer to be financially checked. Can the offeror afford what they have offered? Do they have a suitable deposit? Do they have a mortgage approved? If the offeror needs to sell their property to release funds for their purchase (and most people other than first time buyers) an agent would check the chain to ensure its complete. This may involve speaking to one or more agents to establish the status of each property in the chain. Furthermore, an agent will then put all parties privy to the transaction in touch with each other and will chase, surveys, contracts, outstanding enquiries whilst remaining in touch with the buyer seller, their respective lawyers and the agents in the chain so everyone knows where the transaction is at any particular time. There is nothing more frustrating than not knowing what’s going on, particularly when you're talking about your next house, flat and home.

    Answered on Feb 4 2014, Report content

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