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You must budget for estate agent fees

When you sell your home, you need help from professionals. The role of an estate agent in selling your home is vital, and this is a cost you need to pay. You will know there are many estate agents to choose from, and with online estate agents operating in the market, vendors have more choice than ever.

A lot of vendors appreciate the lower fees charged by online estate agents, but this often doesn’t represent value for money. Yes, online estate agents charge a lower price than many traditional agents, but can they be relied upon?

You may not receive a suitable standard of service from an online estate agent, and they may not even attempt to provide you with the support and guidance you need when selling your home. It is vital you consider not only the cost of hiring an estate agent, but what they provide you with for the money.

If you hire a cheap estate agent who doesn’t provide you with the support and services you need, you miss out, or you may end up paying twice.

Conveyancing fees need to be considered

A necessary process when selling your home is the conveyancing process. This is essential, and depending on who you hire, it can be an expensive step. The cost of conveyancing often runs between £500 and £1,500. This fee needs to be paid before the property is sold, so it is vital you have funds in place to pay for this service.

Bear in mind that the cost of conveyancing doesn’t necessarily tie in with an appropriate service. Sometimes more affordable conveyancing professionals offer a better service than more expensive options. Before you hire a conveyancer, review their services and look at reviews. This information will help you make a more informed decision when hiring a professional.

You need an EPC when selling your home

You’re required to have an EPC when selling your home. If you have an Energy Performance Certificate in place for your home, you don’t need to worry about arranging one. However, if you don’t have an EPC, you need one, and it can cost anything between £50 and £120. Look around for qualified local professionals who will offer you this service for an affordable and justifiable price.

Selling your home is challenging, but we are here to help. If you want a free valuation for your property, get in touch today. At Addison Giles, we’re here to make sure you get the help you need to sell your home.

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