When it comes to selling your house, you’ll have a list as long as your arm of things you want to get done. Of course, whilst we understand that getting a mortgage in place for your next property is of uttermost importance (we would say that; we’re mortgage brokers) one of the hardest decisions in 2015 is how to choose the right type of estate agent.
Rewind just ten years and you more or less had only one option when it came to selling your house; use one of the established local agents. Of course, it cost and it cost a significant amount of money, however it was the way things were and it’s how things had been for many years.
As with many industries, however, the internet turned things on their head and saw the emergence of the ‘online estate agent.’ For the first time, homeowners had the option to sell their property through an online agent, often managing viewings themselves. The downside is that there’s a fair bit more work involved, however given that having your property listed on Rightmove and Zoopla are pretty much the only forms of marketing many houses will need in order to sell, it can save a small fortune. And yes, we’re talking thousands of pounds!
The other option which is becoming increasingly popular is the private sale, however for many, this involves far too much work and admin. Whereas with an online agent you still have the support of a team of experts, when selling privately you’re ALL on your own!
We recently came across this great infographic which has been put together by House Network which seeks to answer the question of ‘How To Choose The Right Type Of Estate Agent’ and, in our opinion, does a fantastic job of covering the options!
Why not take a moment to check out the infographic yourself and use it to make your own decision as to the best way to sell your home: