Selling a home can be an incredibly long and tiring process. Due to uncertainty in the market because of the pending EU referendum, house prices are falling at the moment and homes are taking longer to sell. As such, it isn’t as simple as heading to the estate agent, placing your home on the market and watching it sell. As a result, it is well worth exploring other options.
If you like the exposure of a traditional estate agent but don’t want to pay out such a large chunk of your house price, then an online estate agent could be a good choice. These are often cheaper than high street estate agents and charge a flat fee. You don’t quite get the same level of exposure, but you do get expert advice and help in shifting your property.
If this doesn’t sound appealing, you could sell your home online to a house buying website. This is a great option if you’re looking for a quick sale as many will guarantee a sale in a specific number of days or weeks.
Going it Alone
If you’re looking to save money on fees then selling your home without the use of an estate agent remains an option. However, this isn’t particularly advisable if you don’t have extensive legal knowledge.
The sale of a house involves the exchanging of a number of legal documents and you have to ensure that all of these are correct. Sadly, it’s not as simple as placing a sales board outside your home. Of course, as a between option you can bring someone in purely to deal with the contract exchange if you can find a buyer and agree a price on your own.
Heading to Auction
Auctions can be a great place to sell a home, as the popular BBC program Homes Under the Hammer continues to show. As a buyer, you can potentially pick up a bargain and as a seller, you can get a quick sale while ensuring you don’t sell for below a specified reserve price. It’s a real win-win for both parties. Property consultants like Allsop can help you find property auctions and sell your home. Even if you’re unsure, it’s worth talking to a property consultancy so you understand how the process works.
To conclude, although going to a high street estate agent is the most popular choice for most people when selling their home, it isn’t the only good option. As a result, ensure that you explore the options available as getting the best deal could be simpler than you’d think.