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I would like to sell my house myself what is the most efficient way to achieve a quick sale?

Asked on May 23 2010, Selling in Leicester | Report content

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  • Well you need to get your marketing head on, it also depends on your type of house. Unusual houses will be easier to sell but if you have a 'standard' house I would recommend the marketing power of an estate agent.

    Answered on May 25 2010, Report content
  • Clearly as an agent I am going to say the best way is to use a local agent, who will be able to give you exposure on zoopla, rightmove, googlemaps and the local press. If you want to DIY then there are sites like tepilo where you can upload for free, but just make sure you get your price right and the pictures make any potential buyers want to view - Good luck !

    Answered on Jun 24 2010, Report content
  • Must be to reduce the price

    Answered on Nov 19 2011, Report content
  • Priced correctly - condition

    Answered on Jul 13 2012, Report content
  • I asked this question last year as did not want to speak to another estate agent ever... Did the usual and searched Google and came across a website called Moovon. Was a little sceptical so emailed them to ask what I could expect and they sent me a free trial for 2 weeks, then I had to pay. So nothing to loose took some photo's and copied the estate agent text and put into my advert I created. The great thing was that this website actually uses Zoopla to value my house automatcially somehow when you do your listing, so thumbs up from me as am a Zoopla lover. Got some good enquiries through, maybe not as man as an agent but this was not much to pay versus the estate agents £1000's. Hope this helps

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    Answered on May 3 2013, Report content
  • Hi there all, just wanted to give my views on DIY property selling. I live in the West Midlands and the estate agency fees here are ludicrous. I was quoted on average £4,600 to sell my property from several estate agents which I find extremely high. After doing some lengthy research I came across an amazing website called, the website is not complicated and does what is says on the tin. The option I went for was Do It Yourself option 2, for only £245. This basically lets you upload your own property details and photos and every lead that is generated is emailed to you for you to arrange viewings. I would highly recommend its an amazing website and I think this is the way forward. It took 7 months to sell my house and I can honestly say it was very simple. Once an offer was received my solicitors made contact with the other party and the sale was done.

    Answered on Nov 19 2013, Report content
  • I live in the West midlands and the price that our estate agent has given us to sell our 300,000 property is 6600 including VAT i was gob smacked and i have since decided to try to sell it on my own and after doing some research i have found out that i can advertise my property for free and still not have to pay my agent if i find my prospective buyer my self. I have advertised my house and it has not cost me a penny to advertise with them and i can still advertise with my estate agent at the same time, we have had a few viewings through our agent and i have had a viewing on my own so far but if i do sell my house my self i will save thousands! i don't have anything to loose but loads to gain.

    Answered on Nov 22 2013, Report content
  • Hi, There are many avenues open to you, but obviously I am going to suggest a Quick Sale Company. I would make sure these companies are members or the NAPB (The National Association of Property Buyers) and/or TPO (The Property Ombudsman). These organisations promote good trading standards and only accept reputable companies. When contacting these companies, you should always ask the following: - Do you buy property yourselves or are you buying on behalf of others? - Is it a cash purchase or are you raising a mortgage against my property? - Are there any fee's involved? - Do you carry professional indemnity insurance? - Do you have a complaints procedure? After finding out all the information, you might want to ask yourself some questions to find out who suits you the best, such as: - Are they prompt and courteous when they get back to you? - Do they explain everything thoroughly and answer your queries clearly? - Do they confirm their proposal in writing? - Do you feel that this is a company you would want to do business with? I've also made an easy to read PDF explaining the whole process to help you decide what you want to do. I'll put the link below for you or anyone else who are also interested in achieving a quick sale. Regards, Jonathan.

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    Answered on Sep 30 2014, Report content
  • I want to sell as quickly as possible. I don't trust what the estate agents valuations are and we have a great property to sell.

    Answered on May 11 2017, Report content

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