Category: General Property News

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Private Rental Properties with No Agent Fees

For many years letting agents have been imposing unfair fees upon tenants, which has created an increase in demand for private houses to rent and left tenants seeking private rental properties with no agent fees. We reported on the proposed tenant fees bill last year which was aimed at preventing…

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What Is For Sale By Owner (FSBO) And What Are The Benefits?

For Sale by Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling your home without using an estate agent; it is essentially a private property sale. Whilst houses for sale by owner are becoming increasingly popular, what are the benefits of selling your home privately? Increased Profits The obvious benefit of selling…

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Use MoveSelf As An Alternative To Purplebricks

Purplebricks is the largest online estate agent in the UK, due in large to a substantial marketing budget sprinkled with some potentially misleading advertising campaigns. And with pricing that is currently almost as expensive as a high street estate agent, do MoveSelf provide a cost-saving alternative to Purplebricks? Why Is…

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Online Estate Agent Myths Debunked

Kae 16th December 2018 0 Comments General Property News

Around 94% of homeowners still use traditional high street estate agents to sell their home, with the remaining 6% using online estate agents. As such, this statistic means that 94% of advice offered by professional estate agents generally advises AGAINST using online estate agents. But why? It's understandable that advocates…

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The Tenant Fees Bill: A Proposal To Ban Letting Agent Fees

The Tenant Fees Bill is the government's proposal to clamp down on extortionate letting agent fees charged to tenants when renting property in England. Government figures indicate that it could save tenants around £240 million a year. Letting Agent Fees For Tenants Currently when a tenant rents a property in…

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House Prices In Your Area

When planning to sell your home, or indeed if you're a curtain-twitching neighbour, it's always good practise to consult previously sold property prices and current estimates of house prices in your area. House Prices In Your Area Luckily our friends over at Zoopla provide instant statistics for property in your…

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Track Your Own Sales Progression

Sales progression is, supposedly, the main reason why high street estate agents charge extortionate fees for selling your home. But what is sales progression? Are you capable of doing it yourself? And is it really a stressful and time-consuming process? What Is Sales Progression? When an offer is accepted on…

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Why Isn’t My House Selling Quickly?

There may be multiple reasons why you are struggling to sell your home fast. Some of these reasons are out of your control, such as a struggling economy or a slumping property market! But other reasons can be remediated with some care and attention. Priced Too High Sometimes an estate…

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How to Sell a House Quickly

Thinking of selling your home? Then you have probably thought about all the tasks you need to do to prepare the home, make it appealing to potential buyers, and the wait that is involved with it. It can all seem quite daunting, especially if you’re looking for a quick sale.…

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Is MoveSelf a Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Agent?

When we first launched MoveSelf back in 2017 we had various goals: Shift control of property sales and lettings to the property owner in a controlled and supported manner Provide better value for money than traditional, high street estate agents whilst offering a comparable service Facilitate the above using a…

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