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Home sellers...Estate Agent fees...what have you negotiated?

(11 Posts)
Spaceman Tue 09-Jun-09 13:34:09

Am about to negotiate selling fees with a high street estate agent.

What do I strive for? Am thinking 1.5% but has anyone got below that?

Fimbo Tue 09-Jun-09 13:35:54

We got ours down to 1% but that was at the height in August 08.

Spaceman Tue 09-Jun-09 13:44:43

Was it a high street estate agent or an independant?

mumof2222222222222222boys Tue 09-Jun-09 13:46:38

We are paying 1.25% and that is without any negotiation.

Fimbo Tue 09-Jun-09 13:46:42

Independant.

Spaceman Tue 09-Jun-09 13:57:32

Really mumof? Again, is it chain or independant?

Spaceman Tue 09-Jun-09 14:05:59

mumof????

RambleOn Tue 09-Jun-09 14:13:31

1%. But we made it clear that we were getting all 3 of the major local agents in to do valuations.

They all asked what the others were charging and offered a lower figure.

mummygogo Tue 09-Jun-09 18:48:05

I would have thought that 1.5% is a little high - would try and go for 1 to 1.25% if possible. I think the key thing is that they are on Rightmove as this seems to be the key way of marketing these days

Best of luck

wombleprincess Wed 10-Jun-09 13:08:37

0.8% woohoo. but we were buying from the agent and had bought from them before

VoodooApocalypse Wed 10-Jun-09 13:23:14

we're on 1.5% with no negotiation. think agent have increased fee now for new customers to cover higher costs.

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