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I'm looking to move house soon. I've got a mortgage on a little two up two down, looking to move to a three bedroom somewhere nearby.
My question is; how should I go about selling it? The options seem to be to sell it yourself (which I'm not going to be doing), to go with an online only estate agent, or to go with a high street estate agent.
On the face of it, it seems like the best option, money-wise, to go online-only (say, with purplebricks.com or something). You can arrange a fixed fee to be payed after the house is sold, generally it does work out cheaper. You do pay something like a grand and a half more with a high street estate agent (variable).
I can't escape the nagging suspicion, though, that you get more for your money with high street estate agents. I'd like to know that there's somewhere I could go to kick up a fuss if something goes wrong; I'd like someone to give people tours of the house when we're not in; I'd like someone who I can ring up and ask daft questions after because I don't know anything about selling a house and they know everything.
Has anyone else sold a house before? Did you do it with an online only or a high street estate agent? Have you done it the other way as well, before? Which is better? Do you wish you'd done it differently?
It seems like a small decision, but I can't really seem to pick one over the other. I need more input from real people to make a decision. Help is much appreciated.