Why should you choose an online estate agent to help you sell your house? Well, for one thing, you could save a fortune in estate agents’ fees. For another, homes sell relatively fast when they’re listed online.
Why should you choose an online estate agent to help you sell your house? Well, for one thing, you could save a fortune in estate agents’ fees. For another, homes sell relatively fast when they’re listed online. What’s more, you retain an element of control over the selling process, so you never feel like your house is out of your hands – until the transfer that is. So, how do you go about selling your house online? We’ll tell you.
- Choose your online estate agent carefully.
Always check that the online estate agent you choose belongs to the Property Ombudsman, as Tepilo does, and read testimonials to ensure they are trustworthy.
- Register, upload your property and pick your packages.
Once you’ve made your decision, you can register, upload your property and buy the sales package that best meets your needs, and your budget. Most online estate agents offer a selection of packages which provide set services for a set fee. For example Tepilo’s packages include property valuation and sales negotiation, include legal setup, account management and advertising on the major online property websites in the UK, such as Rightmove and Zoopla. (package 2 and 3) This makes it easy to search for and find your property online.
Typically, you can also add optional extras to your package, such as for sale boards, conveyancing, professional photography and an energy performance certificate (EPC).
- Make your house viewer-ready.
Give your house a decent spring clean and take the opportunity to finally get rid of all of your clutter. You want to get your house picture perfect for the photos that you’ll use to complement the description for your online property listings, as well as for the house-hunters who should hopefully come streaming in to view your home.
- Practice your sales pitch.
You’ll be responsible for showing people around your house, so you need to have a compelling sales pitch. You don’t need to stick to a script, but you should at least plan what you are going to say to potential buyers. For example, identify some of the features that you think buyers will particularly enjoy and be upfront about some of the flaws. Remember to be natural and don’t try too hard; selling homes is an art but you don’t have to be a master to show off your house to its best advantage.
- Let your estate agent handle negotiations.
Estate agents are experts at selling property, whether they operate online or not. Take advantage of their expertise and let them handle all of the negotiations. They’ll be able to advise you when an offer is sincere, when you should accept an offer and when you should hold out for more. Top online estate agents will also help you with the memorandum of sale required by solicitors and should be able to suggest conveyancers. Tepilo has a team of in-house conveyancers which are highly recommended.
Selling your property doesn’t have to be a schlep; instead you can simplify the process and sell your house quickly and easily with the help of an online estate agent such as Tepilo. Our fixed fees and set packages also allow you to save up to 85% on traditional estate agents’ fees, which makes choosing us to sell your home the logical choice.