- Choosing an Agent
- Covering Your Costs
- The DIY Mover
- Moving Into Storage
- Removal Experts
Some estate agents offer a scaled-down service that is charged at a "fixed price". This service usually includes producing property details, promoting your property online, and sometimes – but not always – in the local newspaper.
However, you'll have to manage calls from potential buyers and accompany them round the property, make follow up calls to see if they want to view again, or better still make an offer and negotiate the price yourself. The fee is payable upfront whether or not your property sells.
More traditional agents will offer a mix of the services highlighted above and charge accordingly. Charges range from:
|1% to 2%||Sole Agency||One agent has the responsibility for selling your home.|
|1.5% to 2.5%||Multiple Agency||More than one agent is appointed to sell your home.|
Don't forget: agents are negotiators – so try to negotiate the best deal for you. What have you got to lose?
It's important to read the contract the agent gives you. Check that these areas are covered and, if necessary, seek to clarify the relevant clauses: