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  How to sell your own home    

If you think Estate agents are charging way too much for what they do, or if you simply what to save as much of the cost as possible, you may want to consider selling your own property. There is no obligation to use an estate agent when selling your home. They do however offer a full service and take the hassle out of the process.

The average commision is around 1.75% so on a £300,000 property you will have to pay an estate agent £5250 plus VAT. But if you want to save money and get hands on with the process then there are alternatives

So how can you do that. Well there are quite a few websites now that will help you. They will vary on what they charge you depending on the level of service they offer. Some sites will for a small fee of around £50 and simply list your property. Other sites will offer a fuller service somewhat like an estate agent does and charge around £400.They will ususally also list your property on the big property listing sites like Rightmove and Zoopla

You will need to take some good quality pictures of you home, measure up and give details of rooms sizes, and get and energy performance certificate.

Remeber you want to present your property in the best possible light to a large audience. So you have to weigh up what you are paying for and is it going to attract plenty of interested people.

Doing your own conveyancing will also save you money, but is it worth the hassle?

Conveyancing is all the legal stuff usually done by a solicitor specialising in that kind of thing, but there is no obligation to use a solicitor when selling your home. It is not for the faint hearted but check out this brief quide and see if you want to handle it. http://www.homewardlegal.co.uk/blog/diy-conveyancing-fact-you-can-do-it-yourself