Back to News

At NPT, we had a steady month here in Battersea and certainly nice to have some sunshine finally come to London. Family weddings and funerals were a feature for the team in June with Cormacs sister getting married in Ireland and Olivers Aunty passing away. We would like to extend our congratulations and commiserations to you both.

For thousands of people the start of spring means the beginning of the house-hunting season. It is also time to ponder a question many of us may ask when deciding to sell a property:

How do estate agents charge such a pretty penny for selling a house?

If that is your view, have you thought of trying to sell it yourself?

This year that should become easier, as the government is changing the rules on selling houses over the internet. Private sale websites that help you find a buyer for your property will be given new freedom to operate.

However is it really a good idea or could you end up losing time and money?

Law Change
When the law that defines an estate agent is changed later this year, these private websites will be relieved of certain obligations placed on estate agents, like having to visit the property concerned.

Advice
The danger for sellers is that they may pay several hundred pounds to a private sale website, but still fail to find a buyer. If they then resort to an estate agent, they will have spent more money, not less.

One alternative if you want a quick guaranteed sale is to sell to a quick property buying company such as NPT where there are no fees to pay.

By Selling to NPT can get rid of all the hassle and sell your house fast without any complications of buyers not proceeding or lost fees.

National Property Trade is rated 4.91 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 242 merchant reviews

4.91 / 5 Rating
242 Reviews
Thank you to National Property Trade for such a smooth process when it came to selling our property. Many thanks to Daniel as well.
I can't thank National Property Trade enough. I had my property on the market for 7 months with no interest, so checked an online property buyer expecting to take a hit. I chose their Assisted Sale product and I think I have probably ended up more than I would've done leaving it on the market, reducing it every few weeks. Gives me great relief that I don't have the stress of trying to sell anymore. If you are fed up of your estate agent, give National Property Trade a try.
we received excellent service from oliver and would reccomend national property trade