Selling your home has changed significantly in recent years. In 2019, on average, people handed over on average £3,500* in sales commission to estate agents in return for a valuation, photographs, listing in branch and online and supplying a sale board, according to a survey by Which?*
Unsurprisingly, many sellers are starting to wonder if they could do it for themselves. So is it possible?
We spoke to Nick Burnand of Wirral Life Property and of BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer, who talks us through the process of selling your house without an estate agent.
Nick said: “Yes selling your house without an estate agent is quite a straight forward process. The steps that homeowners need to take include: Setting a price/valuation, Property Description, Photographs, Advertising the Property, Organising Viewings, negotiating a Price, Accepting an Offer, Instructing a Solicitor and dealing with any Renegotiations.
“But the key to the process and ensuring a quick sale at the right price is effective marketing of the property.
“At Wirral Life Property, we can help you to sell your house without an estate agent. For just £79 per month and with no contract, homeowners can advertise their property in Wirral Life Magazine and online at wirralife.com. And that price also includes: property description, photographs, advertising and sale board – no hidden extras.
“It’s also an excellent service for those that are already with an estate agent and want to increase the marketing of their property
“Wirral Life Magazine made a perfect partner for this service as the printed magazine, online and social media reached a combined audience of over 50,000 people a month across Wirral, Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.”
To market your property with Wirral Life Property, call 0151 363 6403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I sell my house without an estate agent?
Yes, Wirral Life Property will provide a sale board, online & in print advertising, property photos and property description. We will also help you find your own solicitor to act on your behalf and help you to decide on the asking price based upon the current market.
Can I use Wirral Life Property at the same time as my current estate agent?
Yes, you can use both together or just Wirral Life Property. Wirral Life Property work with a number of local estate agents, and most would welcome the additional marketing coverage of properties they have been instructed to sell.
Do Wirral Life Property charge commission when my property is sold?
No, it costs just £79 per month for promotion of your property in Wirral Life magazine and online at wirralife.com including property description, photographs, advertising and sale board. There are longer term options available, contact us for details. Minimum term is one month.
Can Wirral Life Property help me if my buyer wants to negotiate the price?
Yes, our experienced advisors can help you to negotiate the best price and speak directly to your buyer if required on your behalf.
Can Wirral Life Property help me if my buyer has a survey report that requires me to provide specialist reports & repair estimates?
Yes, our Wirral Life Property experienced advisors will help you to acquire any specialist reports or estimates that may be required.
Do I need to sign a contract?
No, this is a one-off monthly cost at £79 for one month. If you wanted to market your property for longer then it’s an additional £79 per month. Upfront payment required.
*£3,500 average estate agency commission paid based on the national average house price of £233,000 – Statista.com and Which? 2018 report.