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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 237 merchant reviews

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237 Reviews
Took the stress of worring about finding a buying with an estate agent away and after being sceptable at first we are delighted with how the process went with National Property Trade. Thanks to Oliver and the team.
We found on NPT when we did a search on the internet and decided to go with them because of their good reviews. We recommend them to somebody looking for a hassle-free sale. We dealt with Sam who was excellent.
I found you guys online via a search engine. I rang a couple of companies but the reason I went with you was the initial sales call. Jim came across friendly and knowledgeable without too much of a sales pitch, I felt he was honest. When I moved to the progression team after accepting the offer, you were both great. I’ve felt like I’ve had a personal service, not a stranger on the phone for a big company. I would recommend National Property Trade to anyone who wants a straight forward sale and especially a big thanks to both you and Oliver.