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Selling a home can cost you thousands of pounds in commissions and fees.

02nd September 2020

Selling a home can cost you thousands of pounds in commissions and fees.

On average, estate agents charge between 0.75% and 3% of the final price when you sell a home. That means they are taking in around £2,000 to £3,000 per average UK sale, and
sometimes much more than that amount.

It’s hard to argue that some estate agent fees are fair – with the standard commission-based model seeing high street house sellers make three times as much selling an expensive home as an affordable one despite doing relatively the same work.

It does cost money to list a property on sites like On The Market, Zoopla and Rightmove, then you need to take pictures and videos, someone to measure the flat and make floorplans
as well as write a description of the property.

And all of that is before the time it takes to have someone provide assisted viewings around your home and negotiate or manage a sale on your behalf after an offer comes in.

All of that does cost money, time and often a lot of expertise.

As an online agent, with no expensive high street branches to maintain, generally because of greedy commercial landlords, ‘Target Property Services NE’ can substantially reduce the
selling fees that you have to make.

Buying and selling is already one of the three most stressful things you can do. It’s right up there with bereavement and relationship breakdown for fun and excitement! What you really need at a time like this, is someone who can guide you through the pitfalls and constantly update you on all aspects of your sale.

Also don’t be fooled by the ‘highest price’ estate agents either! They’re the ones who will quote the best price during valuation, then either reduce it very quickly or hold out for a much
better commission for themselves. And because of the stress involved, wouldn’t it be better to achieve the true market value sooner rather than later.

Finally, do make sure you check that there are no hidden costs associated with the agent you choose, and shop around to get the best deals on other services on offer.

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Testimonials

I would highly recommend Target Property Services NE. Joe has been fantastic support to getting my first home and very quick at responding to any questions or queries I've had about the property. Very friendly and very professional.

- Grace

We had to organise our house move at short notice and although there was quite a lot of work to be done before we could move into the property, Joe went above and beyond to ensure everything was sorted for our moving in date. He is always very patient and quick to answer any queries and resolve any issues that may arise. We cannot recommend his company highly enough - Elliot

- Elliot and Kana

I would like to thank Target Property following the sale of our house. It was a pleasure to work with this estate agent. Always very professional, quick to respond to queries and they kept us informed throughout the process. Our house sold within a day which was just amazing. Could not fault the service we received and would highly recommend to anyone. Many thanks.

- Simon and Vicky

Great local estate agent with a personal touch! Joe knows the local market, and has dealt with rentals and a sale for me. He is very responsive and pays attention to detail for landlords and tenants alike! Would highly recommend

- Rachael

We found our dream home that was ideal for our family, but the estate agent wouldn't accept our offer until we had our own property sold first. After trying a couple of other agents in the area who were quoting a week to 3 weeks to get to us due to high demand because of the Stamp Duty holiday, we got in touch with TPS. Within 48 hours our house had been valued, pictures taken and was listed online. We had our first couple of viewings within 72 hours, and had accepted an offer within 1 week! I truly believe we wouldn't have got our new house if it wasn't for the swift response of Joe at Target Property. They also managed to get us a competitive solicitor quote and kept us up to date with the process, saving us additional time and phone calls. Thank you!

- George and Maria