The latest figures out for the UK housing market show that online estate agents sales were up this summer, including the traditionally quiet month of August.
People searching for houses using online estate agents were also up according to the increased numbers of people registering with online estate agents.
Further reports from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) also revealed that many of these sales were generated from three to four bedroom properties.
This is all encouraging news, knowing that there are still serious sellers and buyers out there. However, it increases the pressure even more on first time buyers and the percentage of sales shows a decrease in this sector. The good news is the Government are announcing different schemes for first time purchasers recognising the fact that one of the main problems getting on to the property ladder is the larger deposit required.
Online estate agents know that the market needs first time buyers to keep the industry moving, and welcomes the governments’ budget decision. Research on the internet to find out more about these schemes as there may be one that could help you if you are a first time buyer.
Always use an agents that belongs to the appropriate redress schemes and complies with all the government legislation regarding the sale of a property. Only these online estate agents have links to all the major property portals, ensuring properties can be viewed all over the UK.
There is a growing number of websites offering a solution for selling your property yourself. Most of them charge a fixed fee to pay upfront for ‘marketing’. What they mean by ‘marketing’ usually constitutes a ‘for sale’ board outside your house and allowing access to their website showing guidelines through the selling process. Although this may be considerably cheaper in monetary terms, it certainly won’t assist you if you need to sell property fast.
The method of self-selling also precludes you from advertising your property on all the major websites such as Zoopla, Rightmove etc. and this is where every one searches to sell property fast.
Using this self-selling method could take much longer as it is similar to selling in the days before the online estate agent. Before the internet days the traditional high street agent only had the shop window and the local rags to advertise property and maybe a property magazine. This worked well enough for buying, selling and renting properties in those days, but now with almost every household accessing the internet, the self-selling method will not sell property fast.
When you have made that decision to sell your property you don’t want the progression of the sale dragging on after you have been made an offer and accepted it. Using an online estate agent will sell your property fast and efficiently.
If your budget for selling or buying a property is limited it is still advisable to use a reputable online estate agent as the old saying goes,’ you get what you pay for’. Many different packages are offered so it’s worth spending some time researching on the internet, as there is sure to be a package that suits your budget and can sell your property fast.