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Comparison of Costs incurred by selling through a Real Estate Agent against Our Service

Real Estate Agent Our Service
You will wait a while for a meeting and then until photo's are taken and advertising and brochures are arranged. Instant service, no waiting.
You will have to keep the house clean and tidy every day for six months or more. No public viewings.
Any repairs or refurbishments will have to be taken care of and paid for. Property bought as it is.
Average number of viewings to sell is 10 to 15 Only 1 visit but possibly none
On average you will get someone interested after 8 weeks. It is very doubtful if they will be a cash buyer. Cash buyer on day 1.
They will make an offer that on average will be approx 10% below your asking price. Price agreed and confirmed.
They need to sell their home first. Not applicable
They need to arrange a mortgage. They may be refused a mortgage first time and have to try elsewhere. Could take 5/7 weeks. Finance in place.
Their lender sends in a surveyor who may report adverse findings and then a further price reduction of around 10% is demanded. Price agreed and confirmed
Their house may not sell for six months or more. Not applicable.
Meanwhile your solicitor is working away spending your money on searches and relevant legal work for a sale that could fall through. FREE legal costs.
The chain can break down as your buyer loses their new purchase because the vendor will not wait any longer No chain
Your purchase falls through for the same reason as above, or they receive an improved offer. Sale already completed In 4/5 weeks.
The whole process can be extremely stressful. No stress, No hassle.
Six months down the line you are no further forward. Completed 5 months ago.

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Typical Example of the true Value of a Property with an asking price of 160.000 EUR          

Typical costs of a real Estate Agent, against  Property with a value of 160.000 EUR Less
Offer achieved through an estate agent in the present economical climate is 15% below the original asking Price.  24.000
Deduct the approx fee to estate agent at 2% + V A T    3.760
Deduct the Approx cost of solicitors fee    2.000
Deduct savings on interest for mortgage assuming that the average sale takes six months to sell, (assume 5% APR)    9.700
Deduct the average discount that you would have earned by being a cash buyer of your next property   10.500
Total real value of your property. 110.040
Please note that the above is only an example. As fees and costs vary considerably across Europe the final figure could be totally different.

As you can see there are a lot of hidden costs to take account of and the lost opportunity of obtaining a discount as a cash buyer of your next home. Also remember that the costs of whatever you planned to buy, or spend on your new home will have risen substantially in the meantime.

The final true price obtained is well below the initial asking price through an estate agent.

A cash offer from an investor such http://www.speedypropertybuyers.eu  in the current downward trend of the property market, will typically on average be around 25% to 30%* below market value. In the case above that could be around 112,000/120,000 subject to valuation by the lenders surveyor. You can now see from the example above that it is possible to go down this route without all the hassle involved in trying to obtain the higher price only to lose part of it through various factors.

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