Sold a bungalow very quickly & easily…
Sold a bungalow very quickly & easily using Agreed.co.uk, had no problems at all. If anything I still feel guilty I saved £3k on estate agents fees by using Agreed and they only received a few quid to pay for advertising on the major house buying platforms.
The bungalow was my sisters & mine we bought for our mum. When mum passed away we rented it for a while and decided to sell. We knew it should sell quickly they all do in the area so at first I tried a homemade board and arranged viewings. After 4 weeks the best offer I had was a potential buyer telling me he would have it if I reduced the price by £3,000 because I wasn’t paying £3,000 commission to an estate agent, that is what my sister told me to expect when not using an estate agent. Another potential buyer that saw my homemade board said the same, my sister delighted in telling me she told me so.
I just couldn’t believe we had to pay £3k to a high street agent just because that appears to be only way to get properties listed on Rightmove etc. where serious buyers look. I found Agreed.co.uk online while looking for how to get a listing on Rightmove and made a deal with my sister that if it wasn’t sold using Agreed in 4 weeks I would accept we have to use a local agent & pay the £3k. She agreed so I looked everywhere on the Agreed website for the catch I expected to be there about charging fees, there wasn’t a catch and any potential costs such as a sale board were clearly laid out.
The enquiries started coming in the first day Agreed put it on Rightmove (at £10 paid to Agreed.co.uk per week for on-line advertising) and viewings started the day after. A sale was agreed at £500 more than the asking price so I did not need to pay the £10 again – result. This buyer had to pull out as sometimes happens, a second offer was accepted and the bungalow was sold to one of the first to enquire, it could have been sold several times using Agreed and this was not costing me weeks of wasted of time waiting for pointless phone calls from an estate agent trying to justify their extortionate fees for simply being a relay (more of a barrier in my opinion) between you and a buyer.
I would always use Agreed.co.uk and recommend anyone to use Agreed for selling their property, the difference between my DIY attempt and Agreed is that Agreed cuts out the timewasters because of their simple to use Identity Verification process and generally the credibility of being an online presence, not just a property owner using homemade board that some see as an excuse to try to take advantage of. My sister & I saved £3k by using Agreed, we didn’t even pay for a sale board we didn’t need one it sold so quickly using Agreed. I think that deserves far more than the little time it has taken me to write this review.