With the internet now being, by far the most popular way to sell a property it has given birth to new methods when selling that you should keep in mind.
Selling Your Home Using Online Estate Agents
These companies don’t have the overheads and day to day costs of running an office on a high street, meaning they’re able to get more staff on board and use more budget on advertising, in theory attracting more buyers for your property. Your home will also be advertised nationwide gathering more exposure than a local high street agent.
Online estate agents have become the fastest growing industry in the sector and with fees a lot lower than traditional estate agents we can see why, although some will ask for payment upfront, whether they sell the property or not.
Selling Your Home Using Quick House Sale Companies
You can sell your house online without using an estate agent or online estate agent. Companies that buy houses, such as us and other members of the National Association of Property Buyers will purchase your home directly without the need of estate agents. Speed Property Buyers typically offer you up to 90% of the RICS value for your home and purchase within days if needed.
Some must know before you choose this route:
- Watch out for contracts with long tie-in periods
- Don’t accept verbal agreements – get everything in writing or sent via email
- Use a National Association of Property Buyers member
- Get unbiased & independent legal advice if you’re unsure of anything
Selling Your Home Yourself Without An Agent
It is possible to sell your home yourself without the need of a traditional estate agent or online estate agent. It will be a demanding task but potentially netting you a good saving.
You will in theory become your own estate agent, meaning:
- Advertising your own property
- Dealing with potential buyers
- Dealing with house viewings
- Dealing with valuers and surveyors
And many other day to day activities an estate agent would fulfil.
Whichever method you decide on, with prices at an almost all time high and with plenty of demand from buyers, there has probably never been a better time to sell.