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When cheap isn’t very cheerful

19th October 2019

Estate agents’ fees for selling a property can vary wildly.

In many parts of Northern Ireland 1% is a standard fee. However, I’ve seen agents advertising fees as low as £500.

There is no way any agent doing their job properly can charge £500 and make money. They would have to cut more corners than a Grand Prix driver in several key areas just to break even.

For a property to achieve its best price in the shortest possible period of time it needs to be well marketed. Online portals aren’t cheap, neither are professionally designed marketing materials but the area where the vendor can get really short-changed by a ‘cheap’ fee is the calibre of personal service they receive.

When an agency bases its business on charging rock bottom fees there’s no way they can attract and keep the best staff.  

Remember, selling your home is probably one of the single biggest transactions you will make in your life. You want to get the best possible price for your property. The difference between a quick sale and a good sale could be thousands, even tens of thousands of pounds.

At Ulster Property Sales we’re flexible on our commission fees to a point. We understand there is a lot of choice out there so we always aim to be competitive.

But one thing we never compromise on is our commitment to looking after your property sale to the best of our ability.

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