Selling through an estate agent or privately

7th September 2017  |  12:00am

Selling through an estate agent or privately

It is possible to sell your property privately, but there are significant risks attached. For most people, selling a home is the biggest and most important transaction they will ever make. Using professionals for each part of the process provides you with expert knowledge and legal protection. Besides, selling on your own can be expensive and time consuming.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Setting the price
  • Marketing
  • Arranging viewings
  • Negotiating the offers
  • Progressing the sale through solicitors and conveyancers
  • Your property must also comply with the requirements of the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, as it is an offence if you make false or misleading statements during the marketing of your home.

 

The advantages of using an estate agent

 

We spend all day, every day selling property and as a result have built up a vast knowledge and expertise in the whole buying and selling process. We will conduct a valuation on your property, handle viewings and negotiations on your behalf and make sure your property is marketed properly. We will strive to achieve the best possible price for your property and the best buyer, thereby avoiding disappointment and stress from less serious potential buyers.

 

On top of this we  will also be able to offer you plenty of advice along the way. This includes guidance on lettings, conveyancing, surveys and financial services.

 

How to choose the right agent

 

Make sure your estate agent comes with a glowing reference. Ask your family, colleagues, friends and neighbours about their recent selling experiences.

 

Pick an estate agent with a proven track record in selling - a quick look around your local area looking for 'Sold' boards is a great indicator for this or check what people are saying about the agent you decide to pick by reading reviews on Google or Allagents.

 

At James Sellicks Estate Agents we have all of the property services you need in one place - saving you time, hassle and money!