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Want to Save Money Selling Your Home? Here’s How!

We have been in our home for a few years now and have settled in nicely.  But, in a year or two we will need to start considering whether to relocate in order to play the school catchment game which I hear is a nightmare for secondary schools.  Having an interest in property and assisting others in their search for properties I have just come across something that will be a valuable money saver when you are ready to sell your home.  The whole process of selling a property can be a bit of a headache and that’s before we even think about the process of the move!!!!  Get that nurofen plus at the ready.

Estate agencies are everywhere offering varying fees and qualities of service the problem is unless you do your homework you could end up paying higher fees then you need to for a poor service.

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Let’s face it how many of us actually compare each estate agency’s packages in our local area before settling with one to sell a property?  It’s like the spec savers advert “should have gone to” but you always seem to come across a better estate agency after you have sold your property, typical!!!

Compared to the sort of things we do compare (credit cards, insurance etc) where we’re saving tens of pounds, comparing estate agents can save a huge amount. Think about it, if you’re saving 0.1% on an estate agent and you’re selling your property for 300k, you’re saving £300.  That’s equivalent to a fabulous pair of designer shoes or designer handbag, now that would be lovely.  In many cases you will save over 1% of the fee, that’s now equivalent to a nice holiday.  It’s looking better by the minute.  Let’s face it saving money is always a bonus but it is also important to be clued up about what you are getting for the fee you are paying.  In some case paying that little more can also work in your favour if the package provided by the estate agent is more beneficial.

Netagent.com give clients the opportunity the chance to compare estate agents based on fees and services offered, and then ‘request a valuation’ from any of the agents without having to worry about getting pushy sales calls from agents.  The question therein lies with us do we want to save real money, or would we prefer a meerkat toy?

Estate agents do a lot of work in order to sell a house but it doesn’t give them the right to charge excessive fees.  Netagent.com are not estate agents.  They are in a way introducers, a go between that will help you find the right estate agent for you, save you money and get the best service for your fee.  Sounds great?  It sure does and once you have decided on some local estate agents based on fees and services offered you can then ‘request a valuation’ from these agents.  The agents will contact you to arrange a valuation.  You can then use the information obtained from each to decide which agent you want to use.  You won’t even have to let down the unsuccessful agents as Netagent.com will do that for you.

This isn’t a sales spin either check out Trust Pilot! There are pages and pages of delighted users that have awarded the company 4 & 5*’s.

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So you now see why this company attracted my interest.  They are not going around singing their own praises with no evidence to back this up, the consumer in this instance has spoken and they all seem to love the company.  Here is just one of the comments from Trust Pilot.

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 Would you consider using an online comparison site for estate agents like Netagent.com?  Having done my research, it’s a no brainer!  (for those that haven’t had their coffee yet, that’s a big yes!).

In collaboration with Netagent.com all views expressed are mine (I did my research!).

This Post Has 49 Comments

  1. Nothing wrong in using online camprison. House is a big thing so the more research could be better.

    1. It is a big thing and can be costly so it’s handy t know you can save money.

  2. I didn’t even know such a comparison site existed, but it makes sense, it is such a large expense, we do it with things like insurance so why not estate agents! We are not planning to move anytime soon as we have already done the catchment move, in fact I hope this hose will do us until the children leave home.

    1. We may need to move in a few years, I’m dreading it.

  3. I wont be selling my home anytime soon because I rent and barely afford that but I am going to pin this for future reference because I would like to be able to buy and sell my own property one day.

    1. Glad that you liked the post Ana, thanks for your comment x

  4. This sounds like a great app – we are moving at the moment (only 1 rental to another) and that’s stressful enough, selling must be awful! x

  5. Great post! I’m sure it will be super useful to those who are thinking about selling! x

  6. I’ve not heard of this but it sounds useful and I may mention it to my parents who are looking to sell at the moment.

  7. This is something we should have done when buying this flat so many unanswered questions x

  8. this is quite insightful! I’m going to bookmark the website and it will help me in the future

    1. Thanks, I’m glad you found it useful.

  9. What a great service! If I ever sell my own (I need to buy one first!) it’s good to know companies like this exist.

    1. It sure is, they come in very handy to save money.

  10. I had never heard of netagent but what a great idea! Moving home is so expensive so every little saving helps!

    1. Even saving a few hundred pounds makes you feel like you have achieved something.

  11. We may look to sell our home in the next couple of years so this is really helpful.

    1. Bookmark it for later Leanne.

  12. It’s great how many different options there are now for people when it comes to selling their home.

    1. It’s good to know you can save some money.

  13. Wow I can see you did your research. This post is full of relevant information. Thanks for sharing this. Going to bookmark for when I do sell my house.

    1. I sure did, hope it’s of use in the future.

  14. This is such a helpful post – I know nothing about buying/selling a house!

    1. Glad to be of help 😉

  15. Great advice! Once I finally manage to buy a house in order to sell I will need to come back to this post!

    1. Good luck house hunting Sarah Jane.

  16. This is such a great tip for those wanting to sell their home, I had no idea that agents fees could vary so much and this site will really help to shop around for the best deal! x

    1. Good luck Zoe, glad the post was of use x

  17. Great article and really useful, thanks a bunch for sharing!

  18. I am forever on the look out for ways to save money, totally need to bare some of these in mind for when I am buying 🙂 x

  19. Online comparison sites are so handy for saving money. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t use them!

    1. I know they are great.

  20. Great tips for those looking to sell their home. I’m going to be buying this year hopefully!! xxx

    1. Wow good luck Laura 😉

  21. I’ll definitely keep that in mind when I need it. I never even thought about this actually.

    – Elodie x

    1. Good luck wit buying your next property.

  22. Sadly our buying days are over but my daughter’s buying next year So will bookmark and pass this on to her Thank You

    1. I hope she finds this useful Iris 😉

  23. I think this is brilliant service. I always wonder how people choose their estate agent and know if they are getting a good deal.

    1. There are so many to choose from too which doesn’t help.

  24. I definitely think online comparison sites are great. We are renting but its good know this information for the future.

    1. They can help you save quite a bit.

  25. Estate agent fees are often ridiculous and it makes me so angry! When I was flat hunting in Paris the cut that estate agents were asking for was often thousands of euros for just a few months renting a place!

    1. I think because of their charges they have paved the way for other companies to slowly take over as people are looking for alternative options.

  26. This sounds like a great service, will try to remember it for next time we move!

    1. It is a good idea helps save loads of money x

  27. This is so helpful, especially if you are looking to move home like we are!

    1. Glad it is useful to you I was hoping some of my readers would find it handy.

  28. Brilliant tip! It can be so overwhelming shopping around when you’re going through something so big and all the companies seem like experts. A specialist comparison site could be ideal.

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