(PRWEB UK) 21 May 2011
Private house sales have been big business in the states for years, and with the savings running into the thousands, the idea is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. With up to 90% of all house sales now originating from online enquiries, the door has truly opened up to private vendors and more and more people are seeking out ways to sell their property privately.
Sell Your Home Direct is an online resource that advises vendors looking to sell their properties without following the traditional route of using an estate agent. The recently launched website targets vendors and buyers in the Oxford and Reading areas, and is set to roll out across other areas of the UK in the near future.
In partnership with Us For Homes, Sell Your Home Directs’ mission is to change the way people sell their properties.
Kevin Byrne, Founder of Sell Your Home Direct says:
“Estate Agents must have the highest profit margin of any service industry in the UK; thousands of pounds to take a few photos, arrange a few visits and perhaps negotiate a couple of offers. Why would you pay all this money, when you can do it yourself, and beat the rather cosy cartel of estate agents fees? I personally think we will go the way of the USA and Canada where this is very common, easy to do and above all-cheap!”
The basic premise is that by cutting out the estate agent and negotiating with buyers directly, you can save thousands of pounds by not having to pay any estate agent commission. With listing services as low as £89, the notion of private house sales will certainly appeal to many vendors.