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The cost of moving home


Remember, you will have solicitors to pay – and, let’s face it, they’re never cheap; you’ll need a removal firm; unless you’re a first-time buyer you’ll have to pay stamp duty; and then there’s bound to be some new bits or furniture or some appliances to acquire.

Indeed, according to some new research, since 2007 the cost of moving house has gone up by 4% to an average of £7,356. But, if you employ a high street estate agent charging an average commission, did you know that their fee makes up for almost half that figure? That’s right… A total of around £3,200 goes to them.

The Alternatives

No doubt there will many vendors who won’t begrudge it and not for one minute are we suggesting that there’s anything shady going on. As the saying goes “you pays your money and you takes your choice”.

But, when times are tight and financing the Big Move is one of the most significant obstacles to buying that new place you’ve always dreamed of, paying an estate agent such a large fee seems … well, profligate to say the least.

We’re by no means the cheapest of the alternative online agents out there but our packages are substantially less than you would pay on the high street – and yet the services we can offer don’t differ all that much.

What We Can Do For You

We offer images, floor plans and For Sale boards as standard, our prices are inclusive of VAT, we can help with assisted viewings if you prefer and we even offer a no-nonsense, money-back guarantee; if you’re not happy with the service we provide for any reason, tell us within 30 days and we’ll refund you.

So, if your plans for 2018 include a new home, our advice would be shop around; after all the difference between a fee of £3,200 and our up-front package of £600 could help cover the cost of that new kitchen, the three-piece suite or even a bit of a break once the move is out of the way.

Worth considering? Just give us a call or a drop us a line if you think so … We’d love to help if we can.


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