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Private Selling of UK Properties

There are many people these days who wants to achieve fast house sales and if you are one of them, you would like to sell it fast for many reasons. For most people, they want to sell their houses fast so they can avoid repossession and save the remaining equity in their property. To some, they want it processed fast so that they can get back their investment before they relocate to a new residence while a few just to get rid of the house due to tragic events like separation.

Regardless of the reason, these homesellers are often pressed for time. But then again, the economy is not looking anywhere good so chances are, selling a property will be a challenging thing to do. And one major reason is that majority of the people out there prefer to look before buying a house just to reassure themselves that they are investing towards something worth their money and time.

There are a number of ways of selling your house fast. For one, you can always choose to employ the services of estate agents since they are experts when it comes to selling properties. Do be mindful though that they usually charge on commission basis. Not to mention the fact that there are a few who are notorious for over-evaluating the property just to get a bigger commission rate. There are also those cash buying companies who can buy your house in a week. The drawback though is that they sell it for at least twenty percent less than what you initially have quoted. And there is also another alternative referred to as private selling.

Private selling is basically one way of selling your house effectively through enlisting your property on various private portals to better expose your house. And there are three major reasons why it is recommended. One, there is just no reason why you should not. And even if you employ the services of estate agents, you could always put a clause in your agreement with the professional that they will not gain any profit if you are able to sell your house through your own methods. Especially if you are advertising your house through free-to-list sites like Gumtree or Google Streetview Maps. Another reason is that your house is better exposed in this manner compared to just having an estate agent do the advertising for you. In fact, recent studies and surveys show that private sales sites advertise properties better than estate agents do. In addition, most people prefer to search through the web first before even employing estate agent's services. Not to mention that some are known to over-appraise house's prices only for their best interests. And last would be that selling your house privately can better save you money. In case you missed it, privately selling your house is for free. You do not have to pay for any services fee or anything similar. You just simply enlist your property details and background to such websites like Google Map or Gumtree or the like and it will significantly increase the chances of your house being exposed to potential buyers.

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The sale went through very quickly with hardly any hassle and I have been able to stay in my home, which meant no disruption for myself and my children.I would definitely recommend this to anyone in a similar situation.

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