The Winners and Losers of an Ever-changing Property Market
“I don’t have enough time to manage it” is the most common reason why people think that they must have an estate agent to manage the property buying or letting process. However with the aid of today’s internet and mobile technologies, it’s easier than ever to sell or let your property without an estate agent.”
Well, you might think is it possible to sell or let without an estate agent? This article will guide you about the same.
With the advancement of internet and mobile technologies, now a day’s, buyers search property online and call the estate agents whichever property they like. Hence it does not matter if you sell or let through an estate agent or do it yourself!!
For the landlord, key steps of standard property buying and letting process are listed below. Let’s see what you can or can’t do it without an estate agent.
Typically you start your process by identifying 2-3 estate agents and call them for valuation. After negotiation, you then sign a contract with the selected agent. The following list shows all the key steps you follow till you sell your property and handover the keys.
If you notice, out of 13 steps, seller has to execute 9 steps. Even if you consider the process only upto accepting the offer, seller has to execute 5 out of 9 steps. Do you think you should spend thousands on estate agent’s commission and still do more than 50% of the work yourself?
With the aid of the incredible power of social media for advertising, in-built google map and chatting system, it will mean your property doesn’t have to wait long for its new owner!
Estate agency fee is one of the major contributors to the cost of selling a house.
Renting a property? the average rental price in London is £1,600, some agents charge 12% fees on a let-only basis. That’s almost £2,300 taken away from your rental income per year.
Typically estate agent’s fee constitutes around 52% of the total cost, followed by mortgage repayment costs, which is approximately 25% and the conveyancing costs at 12%. Find out more details on the cost of selling house here.
We understand that property prices and estate agent’s fees will differ from area to area. Use our simple calculator as a guide to estimate how much you can save if you use RealEstate Talk app.
First step would be to assess the property prices for similar properties in your area. You can get this information for FREE on land registry website. Here you can search the data on various parameters such as street, postcode, property type, whether freehold or leasehold etc. You can see details of all the properties matching your search criteria. This will give you fair idea on how much your house is worth. You can also do some price research on popular property websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket etc.
But that’s just a general guideline. Each property might be of different value depending the condition of the same. For this you can approach a RICS approved surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); is a professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards, in the valuation, management and development of: Land ; Real estate ; Construction ;and Infrastructure.
They are qualified professionals who can provide you a written report on valuation of your property. Of course they will charge some fee. You can browse list of RICS surveyors on their website and approach them for valuation. Many approved RICS surveyors would have their own website. Open Google Maps and type in “RICS surveyors near me” and you will get plenty of them.
Next step would be to have an EPC certificate. It is a legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when a property is sold, rented or constructed. You must be aware that it’s a legal requirement to have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when a property is sold, rented or constructed. Hence you must get an approved Domestic Energy Assessor to produce the EPC certificate. Typically, it provides information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs.
Now you may think how can I get EPC certificate for my property. For that, you need to first find the domestic energy assessor in your area. This can be easily done by visiting EPC Register website. Here you will find not only a registered domestic assessor in your area, but also the EPC certificate ratings of other properties in your area for FREE. Alternatively, you can search on Google Maps with “EPC providers near me” to get nearest service provider. A standard EPC certificate should not cost you more than £60 to £120.
Typically for photographs and having a good floor plan, estate agent hire professionals. Having good quality photos and a floor plan greatly increases your chances of selling your property. You can get some excellent quality photos from your phone itself, and you can also engage professional architects, interior designers, CAD technicians and more, if you need to include CAD drawing. This can be done through the app itself! You can find any of these services online too, here are few of them:
Once you have all the required information, you can start start advertising and marketing your property.
This is where RealEstate Talk mobile app is useful, and its completely FREE! Register yourself and create the property advert. You can directly take property pictures from your mobile camera or upload it from the gallery. Likewise upload a floor plan, then provide all the details such as number of utilities and rooms, and make a small payment for your advert, which is a fixed fee irrespective of your property price and there are no hidden costs. Watch this video on how easy it is to create a property advert in RealEstate Talk.
Once you post the advert and make the payment, it will undergo the approval process to ensure that it is up to the standards. Once approved, your property will be visible on the in-built map for all the prospective buyers.
Your property AD needs to be in front of as many prospective buyers as possible so that it generates good interest. We will promote your AD in various different ways
Today, both internet and mobile use are integral to everyday life. Statistics suggest that in UK, the average user spends 1 hour 50 mins on social media every day! The best way to generate good interest for your property ad is to be visible on all digital platforms.
What We Do for Your Property Ad!
We will create a blog article featuring your property which will then be published on all of our social media pages and groups. We will also send emails out to all our registered users to notify them about your property ad.
Property sign boards are great ways to let your neighbours and local buyers know that your property is on the market.
We send “For Sale by Owner” or “To Let by Owner” sign boards for FREE. You can fix these boards in front of your property so that local buyers are aware. They simply download our App for FREE and can start chatting to you. This is the best way to promote your property locally in your neighbourhood.
Depending on where your property is located, we might distribute leaflets in the area showcasing your property.
Leaflets are useful for those local to your area but who may not see your signboards because they never walk down your street. Interested buyers can simply download our FREE App and connect with you.
RealEstate Talk uses extensive social media campaigns to market your property. It has an in-built chat system which you can use to reach out to prospective buyers and other property related service providers. Unlike WhatsApp, where a person’s mobile number is required to chat, you can start chatting with other registered users of the app without knowing their mobile or email address.
The prospective buyers can search and shortlist your property, request a viewing and make an offer. As a seller, you will receive notifications of emails and chat messages, when someone either sends you a message, requests a viewing or makes an offer. You can accept, reject or re-schedule a viewing and start chatting with them. You can even see a list of people who shortlisted your property, as you can reach out to them via chat messages.
RealEstate Talk mobile app has all the required features which you can use to sell or let your property directly to the buyer without an estate agent. This will save you money worth thousands. So Why not Download it now and give it a try!!
So in a nutshell, it’s not that difficult to sell or let your property without an estate agent. You can save thousands if you sell or let private. So why not give it a try?
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You may not display any personal contact or banking information on your individual profile page whether in relation to you or any other person (for example, names, home addresses or postcodes, telephone numbers, email addresses, URLs, credit/debit card or other banking details). If you do choose to reveal any personal information about yourself to other users, whether via chat or otherwise, it is at your own risk. We encourage you to use the same caution in disclosing details about yourself to third parties online as you would under any other circumstances.
You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.
Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person (in each case in any jurisdiction and under any applicable law).
Your content, and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions, must not:
You further agree that Your Content may be viewed by other users and any person visiting, participating in or who is sent a link to the mobile app (e.g. individuals who receive a link to a user’s profile or shared content from other RealEstate Talk Limited Users). By uploading Your Content on RealEstate Talk Limited, you represent and warrant to us that you have all necessary rights and licences to do so, and automatically grant us a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide licence to use Your Content in any way (including, without limitation, editing, copying, modifying, adapting, translating, reformatting, creating derivative works from, incorporating into other works, advertising, distributing and otherwise making available to the general public such Content, whether in whole or in part and in any format or medium currently known or developed in the future).
You grant to us the right to sub-license the rights licensed as above, and we may assign and/or sub-license the above licence to our affiliates and successors without any further approval by you.
You may edit your content to the extent permitted using the editing functionality made available on our website.
Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach any provision of these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.
Other members of RealEstate Talk Limited will also share content via the mobile app. Member Content belongs to the user who posted the content and is stored on our servers and displayed via the mobile app at the direction of the user providing the Member Content.
You do not have any rights in relation to other users’ Member Content, and you may only use other RealEstate Talk Limited users’ personal information to the extent that your use of it matches RealEstate Talk Limited’s purpose of allowing people to engage with one another for the purpose of selling, buying and/or letting of properties. You may not use other users’ information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. We reserve the right to terminate your Account if you misuse other users’ information.
You are encouraged to report any Member Content that is unwarranted or is likely to breach any of the content rules contained in these terms and conditions. You can report any content by either sending us an email at email@example.com.
Content that is neither Your Content nor Member Content belongs to RealEstate Talk Limited. Any text, content, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds, artwork, and other intellectual property appearing on RealEstate Talk Limited are owned, controlled or licensed
by us and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property law rights. All right, title and interest in and to Our Content remains with us at all times.
We grant you a non-exclusive, limited, personal, non-transferable, revocable, licence to access and use Our Content, without the right to sublicense, under the following conditions:
The mobile app allows advertisement and messaging features which allows users to engage with each other for the purpose of engaging in property transactions.
The Advertisement feature is available only for registered users who have paid for the specific service. The messaging service is available to all registered users for free. Unregistered users cannot avail the messaging service.
Rules relating to Advertisement
You are allowed to post any advertisement that you feel would best describe your advertisement and/or upload everything that is relevant to the advertisement including but not limited to images, graphics, text, words, etc.
You agree to the following restrictions with respect to any advertisement that may be posted by you:
We observe a zero-tolerance policy for the above content and reserve the right to delete, prevent and/or block the posting of such advertisement.
You agree that you have all relevant permissions and/or licenses to upload content as part of your advertisement if you are not the actual owner of such content. You further agree that you will not upload any information and/or images of any property for which you do not have either the permission or the authority to do the same. You agree to indemnify RealEstate Talk Limited of all losses and claims that may arise from such unauthorised advertisements and that you may be held liable for any such losses that any party or third party may suffer or incur due to your actions and/or omissions.
You further agree that RealEstate Talk Limited does not guarantee the accuracy of the information in any advertisement and the onus is on you to undertake your own checks and independent verification to determine the accuracy of the information
You agree that all advertisement will be reviewed by RealEstate Talk Limited before the same is published on the mobile app.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we reserve complete and full rights to review, amend, delete, edit, and/or block any advertisement without prior notice. We further reserve the right to report any advertisement that breaches these terms to the relevant authorities as well as cancel and/or block the user’s account permanently, responsible for such advertisement.
Rules relating to Messaging
The messaging service available on the mobile app is specifically for parties to engage in conversation which is relevant to the purpose and use of this mobile app.
You agree not to use the messaging service as an alternative to access SMS services. The mobile app is not a general-purpose chat application and does not provide SMS services and neither does it purport to be a social media platform.
You agree that you are solely responsible for any information that you may supply to any other user and/or third party via the messaging service. You further agree that any information received by you from any other user and/or third party and any act or omission done on the basis of such information is your sole responsibility and we are neither responsible or liable for any losses that you may incur or cause to incur to any other user and/or third party owing to the exchange of such information.
We encourage our users to be aware of all general risks that are associated with cyber theft and security and further recommend users not to supply any personal banking details to any user and/or third party over the messaging service.
Using the mobile app is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee, you’ll be able to review and accept terms that will be clearly disclosed at the time you intend to buy that service.
Our fees are quoted in Pounds Sterling, and we may change them from time to time. We’ll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on our site and the mobile app. We reserve the right to change our fees without prior notice and explanation. However, we strive to ensure that our users are informed beforehand of any potential changes in the fee structure
If you buy any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional terms specific to the paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services.
You further agree that:
You and we both agree that nothing in these terms and conditions will:
The limitations and exclusions of liability set out here and elsewhere in these terms and conditions are subject to the above and govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
It is further agreed between you and us that
RealEstate Talk Limited and its affiliates will not be liable to you in connection with this
contract for any amount that exceeds
whichever is lower.
These terms and conditions forms the whole agreement between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this Agreement in reliance upon any warranty or representation made by us or any other person and you waive any rights to damages/ rescission you may have for misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in this Agreement.
We may make changes to these terms. We reserve the right to amend these terms from time to time to reflect changing legal requirements and/or our processing practices. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply atthat time.
The owners of the Site and the mobile app may assign this agreement to any of its heirs, successors, assignees, and/or other entity/third party which it may so desire. Upon assignment such heir, successor, assignee and/or other entity will become a party to this agreement
The user of the Site and the mobile app cannot assign this agreement to any Third Party whatsoever
No one other than the parties to this agreement have any right to enforce this agreement and/or any of its terms separately
If anyone brings a claim (“Third Party Claim”) against us related to your actions, information, or content on the Site or mobile app, you will, to the extent permitted by law, indemnify and hold the RealEstate Talk Limited harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) relating to, arising out of, or in any way in connection with any of the following:
You will cooperate as fully as required by us in the defence or settlement of any Third-Party Claim.
Both you and RealEstate Talk Limited may terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access to our site and the mobile app and/or use the Services as provide by our site and the mobile app. The following shall survive termination:
Termination will occur in any of the following ways:
Please note that these Terms, their subject matter, and their formation, are governed by English law. Parties to this agreement unequivocally agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction for any disputes relating to and/or arising out of this Agreement. Parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
RealEstate Talk Limited
Premier Business Centre
47-49 Park Royal Road
London, NW10 7LQ
Welcome to our website. This website is owned, operated, managed, and controlled by RealEstate Talk Limited.
RealEstate Talk Limited is a private limited company formed, organized, and registered under the laws of the United Kingdom, having its registered address at Premier Business Centre 47-49 Park Royal Road London, NW10 7LQ. bearing company number: 12834415.
In this policy document, references to “we”, “us” or “our” are references to RealEstate Talk Limited. References to “you”, “your” and/or “yours” in this policy document are references to users accessing our sites and applications
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