You can sell through an estate agent or privately. Before you make a decision, look at how much each option would cost and carefully consider whether you have the knowledge and time to do it yourself.
Advantages of using an estate agent include:
- professional advice and service
- contact with potential buyers
- marketing and advertising your property
- arranging viewings
- handling enquiries
However, you’ll have to pay a commission fee and possibly other charges.
The main advantage of selling privately is that you won’t have to pay commission. However, you’ll need to do the valuation, marketing and negotiating yourself.