Top 10 Dos and Don'ts of Selling Privately

  1. Don’t just go with any private sales website – many of them are run from people’s homes!
  2. Do make sure you choose one that advertises in the papers and major on-line property portals. 
  3. Don’t just look at on-line private sales website. There are estate agencies that will now offer a fixed price for marketing your property which includes appearing on Rightmove, so check out what’s in your area or contact us at or tel 0845 838 1763.
  4. Do make sure you take some fab photos, bad or no photos on-line mean no viewings!
  5. Don’t fall foul of the Property Misdescriptions Act! Only write things about your property that are true - if you have a garden say so, but if it’s shared, then declare that too.
  6. Do price your property fairly, over priced properties won’t sell just because you put a nice picture up on-line.
  7. Don’t ever let anyone into your property when you have valuables on display and ideally view with someone else with you.
  8. Do follow up with potential buyers via a landline, not just email and mobile.
  9. Don’t be offended if you get poor feedback, work out if it’s just a personal comment or taking action might help to sell your property.
  10. Do be nice to people that make offers – however low! You never know what they might offer in the end.


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