Private House Sales Information
What is a private house sale? Put simply, when a property seller bypasses traditional estate agents and talks directly with the buyer, the sale is private. Every part of the process – including the marketing strategy, viewings and negotiations – is managed by the seller, rather than a third party.
The attraction of a private house sale is that sellers can avoid paying estate agent fees, which can often run into thousands of pounds. However, there is another way to cut down on fees while also avoiding the headache of managing the whole sale yourself. The answer? Using an online estate agent like HouseSimple.com.
WHY SELL WITH HOUSESIMPLE.COM?
We give you an expert valuation
When you sell with HouseSimple.com, you can count on advice from experienced professionals. The first step is to book your free valuation visit. One of our local valuation assessors will visit your home – at a time and date that fits into your schedule – and take measurements, compile information about your floor plan, and capture high-quality photos of the property.
We'll then take this information, combined with up-to-the-minute data from the Land Registry around local house prices and property trends, to create a bespoke valuation report for you, including our recommended asking price for your home.
We advertise where it matters
Selling with us gives you access to our network of over 500 local and national property sites – including leading search engines like Rightmove, PrimeLocation and Zoopla. And with 95% of property buyers now taking to the web to search for their new home, marketing your property online just makes sense. We also work with you to create a listing that really sells the key features of your home, ensuring those clicks translate into viewing requests.
We keep you updated
We believe that technology is there to make our lives easier. That's why we've built our handy 'MyHouseSimple' dashboard, where you can log in at any time for an up-to-date view of how your sale is progressing, organise and respond to viewing requests, and receive direct, reliable feedback from buyers – without waiting for the middle-man.
We sell faster – and for a higher price
Our proven track record speaks for itself. If you sell with HouseSimple.com, you're 40% more likely to secure a successful sale than if you use a traditional high street estate agent. We also sell faster, taking just 25 days to sell the average property, versus 65 days on the high street. And because we've got a team of seasoned negotiation experts, we achieve 99% of the asking price for our customers, compared to 95% with the average estate agent.
We save you money
Selling property on the high street comes with high fees. But because we're an online estate agent, we can afford to keep our costs down – and pass the savings on to our customers. The average vendor saves £5,549 with us, and our fees start at just £445 for our fixed fee option, or £895 if you choose our no sale, no fee package.
We handle everything for you
Unlike with a private house sale, selling with us doesn't mean doing everything yourself. From the moment you book your free valuation visit, we manage the entire end-to-end process – so once you've accepted an offer, we'll take charge of the legal back-and-forth involved in conveyancing, ensuring your sale progresses smoothly all the way to completion.
Interested in putting your property on the market? Sign up today for your free week's trial.