Property Sells Faster Online with Little House
Press release on how selling property privately can sometimes beat using estate agents.
[UKPRwire, Wed Mar 11 2009] As selling property privately using online portals becomes an increasingly popular way of selling homes. A company that has been helping people sell property privately for more than 8 years continues to satisfy its customers.
In fact one Little House Company (http://www.thelittlehousecompany.co.uk/) seller was so pleased with the service he felt the need to contact the company with his story of satisfaction -- little wonder considering the service saved him over £5,000 in agent fees.
In the 515 word testimonial Mr Mitchell tells how he was one of the first FSBO sellers in the UK; having advertised his house in the window of the "Property Shop" when moving for work in the late 70's. The property sold within 24 hours for £11,500, which was a profit of (£3500) around 42% on the £8,000 he had paid for it just 6 months earlier.
Explaining his dissatisfaction with agents since then Mr Mitchell continues:
"Sadly the idea did not blossom, and since then I have used agents over the decades. Our present home has been on and off the market since we bought it 13 years ago. We've never really been happy here and have tried various leading agents over that time.
"I always get frustrated with the lack of genuine interest in the vendor, and seemingly amateur advice to broker a deal. At 54 I'm old enough to be the Father of these people who have probably never bought a property."
Mr Mitchell also explained that his property hadn't sold on the Little House Company website at £315,000, but had sold within a week when he dropped the price to £265,000. This was just over 15% less than its estimated market value, which is very good going in the current climate. He finished with:
"So, it`s been a matter of endurance. But the fact that once paid for the [Little House Company] facilities are always there is great. Our buyers feel more comfortable with us, than having a child/agent intervening [in the buying process].
"So thank you, The Little House Company. You saved us a fortune!"
A Little House Company spokesperson said of the testimonial:
"This is exactly why we are advising all house sellers to add a clause to their estate agents contract, confirming that no agency commission is due on a private sale. This allows sellers the choice to try and sell their homes themselves and could also be an added incentive for an agent to work harder for their money."
Notes to Editors:
MR Mitchell and Little House Spokesperson available for interview, and photo opportunities. Hi res images of the property are also available.
About The Little House Company Service:
Sellers pay a one off fee of £89 to advertise a property until it is sold (or removed by the seller). The seller's direct contact details are published with their advert and potential buyers contact them directly, which completely cuts out any middlemen.
The website also contains a wealth of information to help its customers sell privately, from information on HIPs(http://www.thelittlehousecompany.co.uk/home-information-packs.htm) to information on home-staging and even for sale signs for private sellers (http://www.thelittlehousecompany.co.uk/home-information-packs.htm). The company recorded a 30% year on year increase in the use of its services in February 2009.
About The Little House Company:
The Little House Company was started in 2000, and is for private sellers only; offering them a commission free way to sell their property privately.