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What options are open to privately sell my property without the use of an estate agent?

Asked on Jun 1 2010, Selling in Gillingham | Report content

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  • There are many websites you can use and company who will get you on line, so free some for a low cost, a google search will bring them up, however using a good agent will achieve you the best price, market it on the best websites, chase a sale through, make sure any offers are genuine and the buyer can get a mortgage. A good agent will pay for themselves in time and money.

    Answered on Jun 2 2010, Report content
  • As a seller it is quite possible to sell the property privately. You would need to have an EPC on the property and then find a buyer. This may well be the difficult part as you will have costs involved on advertising, time off work for viewings etc and then the sales chasing to make sure the sale goes through. This can be time consuming and an estate agent will do this as part of his daily job. Also you would need to check the buyers capabilities of purchasing your home to make sure you have every chance of the sale proceeding. Alternatively use a Buyer’s agent like Pure Acquisitions who can find a buyer quickly who will pay the selling costs. The property would need to be sold below market value to make the deal attractive to Investment buyers.

    Answered on Jun 2 2010, Report content
  • Hi, selling privately can have many advantages compared to an estate agent. I myself am a private investor and I'm always looking to buy privately. If you wish, please contact me.

    Answered on Jul 22 2010, Report content
  • With the internet expanding making everything easier and more convenient, it is tempting to have a go your self. There are many advertising only estate agencies, you will pay a fee to get your property on 300+ website, you really only need to be on the BIG three property portals which are included. That the easy bit, then you have the hassle of viewings, negotiating, accepting, chasing sales with solicitors. It is very time consuming but sometimes you get lucky and no hiccups arise. Bear in mind a lot of buyers register with agents to see multiple properties, it is said that an average of 20 -30 look at a house and the average person looks at around 8 houses before making an offer. You having only one property available exclude your self from this. Make sure you do have detailed descriptions and pictures to attract people to your property. Good luck.

    Answered on Mar 21 2011, Report content

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