Alternatives to Selling With An Estate Agent

Although selling a home via an estate agent is a traditional method, it can have several drawbacks and you might find that another approach is better for your selling situation.

4.91 Rating288 Reviews

Call 020 7183 3022 for your FREE sale price estimate

Your top questions when considering selling alternatives to an estate agent

✅ What steps are involved when trying to sell a home with an estate agent?

The estate agent will first put together a listing that describes your home and features photographs of the exterior and interior, and then they will advertise this online, in local newspapers and in their office. They will organise viewings for people to tour your home and then hear offers from buyers, hopefully taking one to the exchange of contracts.

✅ Are there are any reasons in favour of selling a house or flat with an estate agent?

Yes, selling this way has a handful of benefits depending on your priorities with the sale of your property. Perhaps the most obvious advantage is that you would not have to put in much work to find a buyer because the estate agent will handle most of the required tasks. And in a few specific cases it can be possible to sell quickly and also get a good offer on your home.

✅ What are some of the downsides with selling property via an estate agent?

One of the biggest drawbacks is that you would have to pay the estate agent commission if they are able to sell your home, and this would increase your expenses because the fee is deducted from the eventual sale proceeds. Another negative aspect is that selling this way can take a very long time and you might be waiting many months or longer before securing a buyer.

✅ What are my other options for selling a house or flat in lieu of an estate agent?

You could choose from three other approaches for selling, which are contacting LDN Properties or another quick home buyer, trying your luck with a property auctioneer or selling without any assistance from a third party. All three of these alternatives have their own advantages and disadvantages depending on your needs, for example how fast you would like to sell.

✅ Will I need to pay commission regardless of how I choose to sell my home?

No, you can prevent having to pay any commission if you either decide to sell without any help or if you sell your home to a zero-fee quick buyer such as LDN Properties, so either option will reduce your selling expenses. But if you sell the property via an estate agent or at an auction then you will need to pay commission that will be subtracted from the final sale proceeds.

✅ What is the quickest approach to take when selling any type of property?

If your top aim with selling your home is finding a buyer as fast as possible, then you should contact a quick buying company like LDN Properties because their typical timeline for purchasing a home is just a handful of weeks. Selling at a property auction can take many months and selling on your own or via an estate agent may take more than a full year.

✅ Can I trust a quick buyer with the sale of my house or flat?

Yes, and if you want additional assurances then you can inquire whether a quick buyer belongs to a third party organisation known as The Property Ombudsman, which issues rules to guard owners from fraud in the industry, and all TPO members must commit to these policies, which should give you peace of mind when selling to a company that can prove its membership.

See what we can offer?

Let us show you what we can pay for your house

We’re rated as Excellent provide independent reviews from other people just like you!

"Successfully sold two properties direct to LDN Properties in the last two years. Genuine and trustworthy people and the dealings were straightforward."Thomas from London

LDN Properties Limited, Linen Hall, 162 Regent St. London W1B 5TD
Company No. 04636129. ICO No. Z7733416. Ombudsman No. D12463.
Copyright 2003 to 2024