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Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 25 July, 2007 - 10:26 am:   

Does anyone know an estate agent who can sell a house in Catford for less than a percentage fee of 1.8% + VAT?
On a property worth 300,000 this commission works out at 6,345!
Joined 13-10-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 25 July, 2007 - 11:18 am:   

I successfully sold through Property Broker a few years back. For a fee of approx 500. Not sure what they charge now.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 26 July, 2007 - 06:45 am:   

Try Tesco. I hear they have entered the fray.
GBP 6345.00 is only GBP 5400.00 to the agent ( Mr Darling gets the balance ). You have to look at what they are doing for this and the service they do , or do not , give.
I believe in London still a sellers market so you could advertise yourself locally . When it becomes a buyers market then agents more important.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 26 July, 2007 - 08:35 am:   

Try haggling!!! Believe me, if the agent does the maths and thinks the property will sell quickly, they'll budge.