If you’re looking to sell your house or investment property in Stockton-on-Tees without using an estate agent, we can help.
Although we do cooperate with agents, sometimes it’s best to avoid paying someone to be in the middle.
After all, paying 3-4% of the sale of a property in a commission is a lot of money. In certain situations, Stockton-on-Tees estate agents can be very useful and earn their commission. Not always.
There’s a few ways to avoid paying high commissions in your Stockton-on-Tees sale.
Don’t underprice your property – be aware that a savvy buyer may expect to take a discount too. If you’re doing the work of one agent, you can expect to save that money.
Sometimes in Stockton-on-Tees, buyers who aren’t represented by an agent won’t remember to negotiate the buyer’s side commission out of the price for themselves, so don’t remind them if you don’t want to pay them. Just don’t be surprised if it comes up during the negotiation.
Over 90% of transactions happen through Rightmove and Zoopla – that’s the UK’s main property selling portals. It’s the main database that all the estate agents in Stockton-on-Tees use to access information for their clients on the houses, flats, land and investment properties for sale, along with data on the sold prices.
Once upon a time, you had to pay a full commission to get your property on the Rightmove. Now in Stockton-on-Tees, there are a few agents who will charge you a fee just to list your property on the Rightmove and/or Zoopla. Often, you spend a few hundred pounds and you only pay commission if the sale closes.
Compared to the cost of a newspaper ad, Rightmove is a cheap way to market your property to a very wide audience.
All the major estate search sites like Keller Williams, Belvoir,Reeds Rains, etc. get data from the RIghtmove and Zoopla.
Advertising is a gamble. Sometimes open houses in Stockton-on-Tees, North East can be a great way to sell property, and sometimes they’re a waste of time. Same with newspaper ads, gumtree postings, fancy signs – sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.
To effectively sell your property on your own, you have to market it well.
Putting up fliers and signs around your neighborhood can generate some calls, and there’s a lot of free websites where you can post information. But often just putting up flyers and an open house isn’t enough if your house doesn’t appeal to the average home buyer.
In theory, estate agents large big commissions because they have to spend a lot of money up front to advertise your property. By advertising lots of properties at once, they expect to get more phone calls – and obviously, they’ll make good profits by selling lots of houses.
Certain properties might require thousands of dollars in advertising expenses before the right buyer happens to see the ad and call.
If you want to avoid paying any commissions, you can also sell your house to investors like us for CASH
We fair prices for properties – and we can close fast (in as little as 3-5 days if you need to).
Sometimes we’ll purchase Stockton-on-Tees houses, fix them up, then rent them out… sometimes we’ll fix them up and sell them to other people looking for great homes in the area, and a lot of other reasons, too – but we love to hear from people like you who are thinking of selling anywhere in the North East.
We’re investors who care a lot about Stockton-on-Tees.
We close fast and pay cash in as little as just 3-5 days. Give us a call now at 0191 486 2386 or fill out the short form over here.