Why Sell or Let Your Home ?

The Myths Estate Agents Promote
About Selling and Letting
In the past, sellers and landlords had no choice but to but to bear and grin and pay £1000s to an Estate Agent. Traditionally you would have to use an Estate Agent because:

  1. Advertising was very expensive and not cost effective to individuals. Agents would mainly find buyers and tenants by advertising in newspapers and their shop windows. They could then split this cost over 100s of properties and return a profit. As you will find out the internet, a new, more effective form of advertising has replaced this, and is available to everyone.

  2. Unable to reach buyers and tenants not in the area without advertising in national newspapers. Again Agents can split the costs over 100s of properties.

  3. Displaying a 'For Sale' or 'To let' board would cost £100s. Agents can buy 100s of boards at a time and pay very little for each board, plus agents can re-use their boards again and again, lowering their costs further.

  4. There was no other way! New forms of advertising such as the internet were not yet established. The chance of you meeting someone who would want to buy or let your property was small.

  5. Fears of security and letting strangers into your home with the comfort that agents screen viewers. Most agents don’t check, when was the last time you were asked for an ID by an agent when viewing a property.

  6. Don't have the time to perform viewings so you employ an Agent to perform this task. But how many times have you actually performed the viewing yourself because the Agent said they were too busy? Too many probably. And wouldn't saving £1000s justify the time spent.

  7. Led to believe you legally had to use an Agent? This is not true. Agents perform no legal duty even though they earn more money than professional solicitors.

  8. Already with a Sole Agent and have been told you can't sell or let your property yourself! - This is not true and any agent restricting you is breaking the law. Simply threaten to report them to trading standards under the 'Unfair contracts act'. Some may try to enter a 'Sole selling rights' clause, simply tell them to remove it immediately. You can sell or let your home yourselves and NOT pay the commission even with a Sole Agent.

  9. Agents can give accurate property values. Not true, agents are not qualified valuers, that's the job of a surveyor. All agents do is set a reasonable asking price, something anyone can do by looking on any property website or local paper.


All this has now changed !! The need for Estate Agents is minimal. You can sell or let your property faster and save £1000s in commission. Estate Agents now sell most of their properties via the internet.


SOLD! Saved £3966 !!

3 Bed End or Terrace

Surbiton, Surrey.

Asking Price £225,000


Many thanks for all your help. I can't believe it but within 24 hours of the sign going up - I've had 2 enquiries and it looks like it's been sold for the full asking price. I will however keep it on the web and keep the sign up until it signed sealed and delivered!!!!!! Thanks once again.Fab service.

Later Email:

The survey was done today. So my thoughts are to take it off the site and I'll take the board down but keep it just in case it falls through. I don't think it will but you never know. I have had loads of enquiries and these people came round less than 24 hours after the board was put up not bad eh!!!. Thanks for a fantastic service. Have recommended you to loads of people. Kind regards

Ms Driscoll


LET! Saved £480 !!

3 Bed Semi Detached

Swansea West Glamorgan.

Asking Price £400 per month

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your service. I advertised the house and in less than one week I have found a tenant. The house had been with an agency who had little communication skills and had been empty for nearly two and a half months. Your site and staff were extremely helpful especially to someone who couldn't split photos that were scanned. If the house becomes available again you will be my first stop. Again many thanks

Chrissie Woolmer


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