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What Should You Pay to Sell Your Property?

Estate agency fees have always been a sensitive point and never more so than today with online agents boasting fixed fees and flexible payment terms. So what are you paying your agent for?

Estate agency fees have always been a sensitive point with new vendors planning to come to the market, but never more so than today with online agents spending heavily on TV ads boasting fixed fees and flexible payment terms.

So what are you paying your agent for?  Brochures, newspaper ads and staff accompanying viewings are just the visible tip of an iceberg of services a good agent will offer. Those staff will know you, and your property (did you know that many online agents will expect you to conduct viewings yourself, or pay non-industry members of the general public to conduct viewings; people who will know nothing about your circumstances, plans or property?). A good agent will verify the purchasing status of anyone who views your property, and have a database of clients currently in the buying market. An online agent may not even know your area, let alone the buyers in it. And as their fee is usually fixed, they have little motivation to drive for the highest possible offer for you.

Once a sale has been negotiated, our job is to see the purchase through to a successful completion – that means regular sales chasing with solicitors, other agents and buyers in the chain. It can be a time consuming process and little wonder that with online agents the proportion of sales falling through is significantly higher than with high street agents. While we offer a no sale, no fee service, many online agents expect fees upfront – so if you lose your sale, you lose your money too.

We can now offer fees starting at 0% and, we think, an unrivalled service. Don’t take our word for it,  read our five star reviews on RaterAgent – and then speak to us!

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