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Selling a house with/without estate agents

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katymac Fri 17-Feb-17 20:51:35

We are hoping to put our house on the market in April; but an aquaintance might be interested & has viewed - their house is on the market but no offers yet

If we instruct an estate agent in April & then their house sells so they can buy ours what is the situation wrt fees for the estate agent

dancingqueen345 Fri 17-Feb-17 21:01:43

It depends what type of contract you have with your EA.

If they have sole selling rights then they will be due a fee irregardless of where the buyer has come from.

If they have a sole agency contract then if you find your own buyer then no fee would be due, but you should get them to confirm this.

katymac Fri 17-Feb-17 21:14:29

OK so those are the phrases to use - Thank you

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