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Is it worthwhile selling your property yourself or is it more hassle?

Asked on Mar 15 2011, Selling in Glasgow | Report content

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  • By using a reputable agent you will benefit from having your property published on sites such as Zoopla and Rightmove etc... This can prove invaluable when trying to sell your property, the vast majority of all enquiries come from online property portals. The agent will also be able to compile professional details, and qualify potential leads for you.

    Answered on Mar 15 2011, Report content
  • You can try and sell your house yourself but an Agent will have the right tools to get you the best price for your property, property portals, local papers all help in getting good coverage and finding the one applicant who will hopefully pay what you are looking for. People will have confidence in buying from an established agent as no doubt they will be members of the National Association of Estate Agents and part of the ombudsman scheme.

    Answered on Mar 16 2011, Report content
  • It would be more hassle as you have to do all the work, you also have to negotiate directly with any potential purchaser. But you can do it and you can save money, you just have to be very careful about conducting viewings and do your research first. It really isn't for everyone.

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    Answered on Mar 16 2011, Report content
  • If you can prepare yourself to do the research and find outlets for your advertising (often free), and build up knowledge of the process you can easily do it. After the initial frustrations it can be satisfying to know how much you have saved. The estate agents quoted fees are only the beginning, and they are not dependent on the price anymore, so they cannot lose by urging you to settle for any price. Many properties have been undersold as a result and you should be aware that one company dominates the market and seems to appear in every estate agents office. Look out for them and ask yourself why there seems to be a cartel operating. Estate agents prove me wrong if you can.

    Answered on Aug 5 2013, Report content

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