Selling your house without an estate agent can be a daunting prospect.
Buying or selling a house is a very emotive subject. Apart from your children’s education and buying a car, it is the biggest single purchase most people will ever make in their lifetime and, if you’ve ever had to save for a deposit, you’ll know just how tough it can be to get on the first rung of the property ladder, do a house up and then trade up to something better (usually caused by a job move or the children leaving home or other major life changes). So can selling your house without an estate agent really be a good thing?
Once in a lifetime opportunity to make (or lose) thousands and thousands of pounds. Whatever the reason for selling your house, the fees can run into thousands of pounds and so more and more people question whether they can sell their house without using an estate agent as, of course, no one wants to spend money on legal fees, advertising, surveys and searches.
The advent of the Internet means that most people search for houses to buy online. This leads people to believe that it is equally easy to sell their house themselves.
Once you sit down and think of everything involved you realise just what a thorny subject it is and, relatively speaking, the thousands of pounds you are likely to pay out in fees seems a small price to pay for getting it right particularly when you consider that so many hundreds of thousands of pounds are potentially involved.
So your still thinking of selling your house without an estate agent? You need to achieve the best possible price you can for your property. Just imagine if you lost out on an extra £5,000 or £10,000 because you had incorrectly assessed the value of your house, for example. That makes paying an estate agent seem the sensible thing to do as a protection against any potentially large financial loss.
Apart from the value you place on your time, particularly if you are working, there are a number of things you will have to do if you want to sell your house without using an estate agent. These include assessing the proper valuation of the house; marketing it; conducting any surveys; negotiating with buyers and instructing lawyers.
The best of both worlds…
However popular it may seem to ‘go it alone’ our preference is to sound a note of caution and say why not choose an online estate agent? If you do your research and pick one that you are comfortable with, know that they know your area and have a good reputation then you will literally be able to save yourself thousands of pounds anyway as an online agent does not have all the fixed costs that a traditional estate agent has and can pass on any savings directly to you. In addition, they are more likely to work for a fixed fee so you can budget accordingly, giving you peace of mind and great savings at the same time so you get the best of both worlds and achieve the best possible price for your property, too!
Market your property today for under £450. Zevizo Properties, the online estate agent, can market your property from as little as £445 plus VAT. that could save the average seller up to £7000! If you sold your Million pound property through Zevizo, your saving could be an incredible £34,500. Ask us today what we think you can save on the sale of your property.
We hope your enjoyed our article on selling your house without an estate agent. The beauty of using an online estate agent is you get the best of both worlds, expert marketing on Rightmove and Zoopla and many other of the UK’s leading portals and it can also save you a lot of money.