Online estate agents

Selling your home, why not try one of the many online agents who charge a fixed rate fee and could save you thousands in contrast to using a highstreet agent. People rarely go to a high street agent to look for properties for sale if you think about it. They will most likely use a property search engine such as Rightmove.

Pros and Cons

You pay a fixed fee that'll be a lot cheaper than a high street agent. So for instance, if you sold a property for £250,000 using a high-street estate agent that charges a commission of 1.3%, you'd pay £3,250 in fees. Whereas an online estate agent will most likely charge a flat fee of around £300 to £1,500 and won't take into account what your property is worth. However, it's most likely that you'll have to pay a fee upfront if you take this route. This may mean that the agent has less incentive to sell your property. It's also important to find out exactly what the package you choose includes. Online agents offer more flexibility in this way, allowing you to tailor your package to your specific needs. Remember it's most likely that you'll need to conduct the viewings if you take this approach.

Why not try one of the following: