Do I need and estate agent to sell my home?

If you wish to sell your property you can find a buyer yourself or use an estate agent. Before making a decision, you should consider how much each method would cost and how much time you have available.

If you use an estate agent, it will be more expensive, but the estate agent will take responsibility for advertising, showing potential buyers round, and negotiating a price for the house. An estate agent will charge anywhere between 0.5% and 3% but most operate a no sale, no fee guarantee.

If you wish to find a buyer yourself, it will be cheaper, but you will need the time to make all these arrangements and deal with any problems.

Selling a property can be an emotional roller coaster, but a good agent can be critical to reducing the stress levels.