Learn how our fixed fee estate agents save you thousands
Selling your home can be tricky. It’s not as simple as just taking photos, placing a listing on the web and waiting for offers to roll in. You need to get on the major property portals, and to do that, you need an estate agent. Finding the right one is often the key to success.
The Difference Between Fixed Cost and Percentage Pricing
Traditional estate agents charge a percentage of the sale price, usually somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 percent, plus VAT. While agents are often willing to go under this margin (one percent) for houses priced £500,000 or over, the fees can still add up to a significant amount of cash.
The fixed fee system is almost always considerably cheaper. Online estate agents use this model; therefore, you always know exactly what you’re going to get and how much the final fee will be. The only real difference is that online agents do not conduct viewings.
How Online Estate Agents Work
Online estate agents will take care of all of the boring bits, such as taking professional photos, compiling detailed floor plans, sorting out the advertising, taking enquiries from buyers, and generally getting the word out about your home. All you have to do is show people around. While this may sound scary, it’s actually more logical. Just think, you know your home better than anybody! You will be able to answer any questions potential buyers may have; highlight areas that are particularly saleable; and work around your own schedule. This can actually increase your chance of closing the sale.
When each viewing is complete an online estate agent will compile feedback from the potential buyer, and then negotiate on your behalf. If and when a deal comes to the table, the agent will then instruct the legal advisors and sort out the paperwork to ensure the sale runs smoothly and efficiently.
Where Your Property Will Be Advertised
In today’s digital age you have to have an online presence. Over 90 percent of people, whether mildly curious or dead-set on moving, will start their search online. If you aren’t listed on all of the major property portals, you’ll be cutting yourself short. To get on the big online property portals you either have to be a registered professional or go through a registered estate agent.
Online estate agents advertise on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.
Agent Online is one of the fastest and most reliable online estate agents out there. Just take a look at the testimonials:
“The lady I spoke to on the phone was great. She really knew her stuff and called me back as promised on every occasion. The best service I have experienced from an estate agent for a very long time.”
“I was surprised at how much was included within the advertised price. Usually you find everything you need costs extra – but on this occasion the price on the website genuinely included everything I needed to sell my house.”
“I wish this company every success. Every now and then you come across a business that really does work hard to look after its customers and this is one of them. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone about to put their home on the market.”
Are you ready to sell your house? Get in touch today on 03333 447 007 or use our instruct us form.