When you look at everyone involved in the selling and buying process, estate agents often do the least work, but take the most money
Rochdale, Lancashire (PRWEB) March 6, 2008
Estate agents regularly make it into the the top three in polls of the least respected, least trusted professions in the UK. Yet around a million of us still use them to sell our homes each year. Eye4Homes.co.uk is helping UK home owners by reducing their advertising rate to just 1p for a limited time.
Estate agent fees make a big hole in your equity when selling a property. Do we really need to pay for their help, or is there a better way?
The costs of selling can really eat into your profit. There's nothing anyone can do to avoid paying stamp duty, but one cost that can certainly be avoided is real estate agent fees. By selling your house yourself rather than paying an estate agent, it's possible to save a fortune.
Nobody can be happy at the thought of paying as much as 2 percent for a sole agency agreement, and even more for employing multiple agents.
For a growing minority of homeowners, fed up with paying thousands of pounds to agents who seem to do little to earn such a hefty fee, the solution is a private property sale.
Here's what happened to a typical client who got help from Eye4Homes.
"We decided to advertise our house with Eye4Homes, an Internet-based Property Broker, and had loads of offers. The nice thing about selling privately was that we knew who the offers were coming from and felt we could choose someone who was right for our home. We accepted an offer within four days from a young family who reminded us of ourselves when we bought the house and it was actually higher than the estate agent valuation".
Eye4Homes founder, Sammy Jo, believes sellers often have the misapprehension that the work estate agents do is more complicated than it really is.
"When you look at everyone involved in the selling and buying process, estate agents often do the least work, but take the most money," she says. "People often forget that although they may be paying an average commission of 2 percent plus VAT, which doesn't sound like much, that can be a much larger proportion of the seller's equity once the mortgage is paid off. Eye4Homes estimates that as a proportion of seller's equity, estate agents' charges actually average around 20 percent".
So what's involved in a do-it-yourself sale that avoids paying estate agent fees?
Because, these days, most people use the Internet to search for property, the Eye4Homes 'quick and easy' step by step guide means anyone can have their house up for sale and potentially attracting thousands of house-hunting Web surfers in a matter of minutes. There's a one-off, low-cost fixed fee, and no hidden costs or commission to pay.
What does the Eye4Homes private home sale service provide?
- Professional online advert of your property including text and up to 10 photographs
- Property brochures for download or to give to potential buyers
- Access to your online property listing, where you can modify details and track how many people have been looking at your home
- Dedicated customer services department offering professional help and resources at any time
- Full control -- you decide how you want to be contacted by interested parties
- Free professional for sale board to attract viewers
- Your property advertised until it is sold
Special Offer: Right now you can advertise your house with Eye4Homes for the special price of just 1p! So why not advertise your house or search for other private property for sale today with Eye4Homes.
Eye4homes is a unique website allowing homeowners to sell their own property online and be in full control. It is an alternative method to using an estate agent. The user friendly site takes you through four easy steps to create your property advert which is instantly uploaded for potential buyers to see.
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