Using an Estate Agent. Fees and services

Competition is fierce between Estate Agents. Walk down any High Street and you will often see several Estate agents, usually close to each other

How do you choose which estate agent to sell your property. In addition to the fees charged, make sure you understand the services they are going to provide.

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Ensure that your estate agent advertises online through one of the big internet selling sites such as RightMove or PrimeLocation as most people now carry out their main research when buying a house by going online.

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Services provided by Estate Agents for their fees

If you are engaging an estate agent on the High Street then the services then they should:

Estate agents fees will vary for these services, and estate agent commission charges can range from 1 - 5% depending on the property and how difficult it will be to market it.

Typically the figure is around 2% of the sales price. Remember estate agents fees ARE negotiable.


Online Estate Agents

When choosing an estate agent one new option is to use an online estate agent. Online estate agents offer similar services to traditional estate agents but generally charge a much lower commission.