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Estate Agent fees in Canterbury/Herne Bay/Whistable/Faversham areas?

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evrybuddy Fri 09-Sep-16 07:51:39

Looking at selling a property in near future and was hoping someone could give me an approximation of recent Estate Agents fee percentages - agencies like Miles and Barr, Kent Estate Agents, Mark Smith - or anyone else you know of, have used or would recommend...

evrybuddy Fri 09-Sep-16 17:18:47

Bump... anybody anywhere any guidance on recent EA costs in south east.

Titsdown Fri 09-Sep-16 17:54:36

Can't help on fees I'm afraid. But have just bought in the area through Ward & Ptnrs and they were absolutely brilliant, an unexpectedly pleasant experience and excellent communication. I know our vendor switched to them from M&B who they were very disappointed with. (Promise I don't work for them - was on the buyers thread back in May/Jun).

GangstaGranny Fri 09-Sep-16 17:55:21

WE sold recently in Herne Bay. We initially listed the house with Miles & Barr but then transferred to Ward and Partners. As I recall they were all pretty close in fees and we ended up with a set fee rather than a percentage. We ended up paying £5000 after VAT was added on a £265000 house sale. Hope that helps
Good Luck

GangstaGranny Fri 09-Sep-16 17:56:50

I second what Titsdown just posted, Wards were great at communication, much better than Miles & Barr

KC11 Fri 09-Sep-16 17:56:54

Try David Clarke Estate Agents:

112 High Street, Herne Bay
Kent, CT6 5JY
Tel: 01227 362248

I worked with them on a sale : Morris Avenue

I work as a conveyancer in Essex

good luck.

Titsdown Fri 09-Sep-16 17:58:00

i didn't buy from gangsta (wrong area, wrong price). grin

bookgirl1982 Fri 09-Sep-16 21:19:26

The agents in Ashford seem to do 1%+vat as standard.

slinkysaluki Fri 09-Sep-16 22:42:20

I've just sold through Your Move at 1percent. Can recommend Lauren or Betty there. Miles and Barr not great we went on market last year for 5 months with no sale. On market with your move for 3 weeks and sold.

evrybuddy Sat 10-Sep-16 11:33:43

Thanks all - I'd be really reluctant to go over 1% I think.

£5k as a fixed fee seems very steep to me - I thought I had a flyer from Mark Smith offering fixed fees for under £3000 ish but that was probably a year ago - nothing on their website now that I can find...

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