If you have already bought a house and dealt with an Estate Agent you trust, the question of who is going to sell your house might not even arise. Conversely, if you have had some very bad experience with an Agent and told yourself 'never again!' you can skip this section, too.
All others, however, should consider the following three points before they make a decision regarding the method of selling their property.
- Money - If it is your overriding priority to make as much money as possible out of the sale, you should definitely sell your house privately. This way you are in absolute control of marketing expenditure and do not have to pay any commission.
- Time - If you need to sell your house as quickly as possible, go for the auction option. This guarantees you a completion of the sale within 28 days of the auction, thus giving you an assurance that the other options do not have.
- Convenience - If you simply do not have the time or the will to bother with adverts, viewings and negotiations, while at the same time looking for a new property, handling three children and performing your daytime job, the best method for you is doubtlessly to instruct an Estate Agent. Although the most expensive way to sell a house, many people prefer to stand back and leave it to the professionals.