Homeowners Urged to Consider Self-Selling
A UK money saving website is urging homeowners to consider selling their properties without the aid of an estate agent. Lovemoney.com this week issued a reminder to homeowners, extolling the benefits of a “self-sell” approach to property marketing.
The site advised prospective property sellers to consider the merits of carrying out their own property marketing, a choice that could save them thousands of pounds in estate agents fees.
Internet House Hunters Great for Independent Sellers
With so many house hunters using the internet and mobile apps to track down their next home, Lovemoney personal finance journalist Jane Baker says there has never been a better time for homeowners to opt for independence when it comes to the sale of their home.
Sellers interested in employing this money-saving tactic are directed to sites that allow them to list their property for free but are warned that they will need to put in the work if they are to achieve a sale – with responsibility for aspects such as property marketing, showings, negotiations and liaising with solicitors falling squarely on their shoulders
Don’t Forget Property Photography and Floor Plans
They are also urged to consider commissioning their own property photography, 360 virtual tours and floor plans as part of their personal property marketing portfolio, allowing them to provide potential purchasers with a package to rival that of any established estate agents.
Explaining the process on the online estate agent website ihometrade.com, Jamie Lewis echoes the article’s sentiments and says: “The property market has been hit hard by the pandemic and the stamp duty holiday finishing – but the good news is that it has made us review property market. Ultimately we all still need to buy, sell and let homes so why not save money doing it?”