When you’re looking to move, a lot of people wonder about the cheapest way to sell a home. We compare all your selling options so you can decide what's right for you.
Traditional estate agents can be very expensive, with fees normally around 1.5% of the sale price. That adds up to thousands — or even tens of thousands — of pounds.
Why would you want to spend that? That’s money that you could be putting towards your new home. Luckily, there are a few alternatives. At Strike, we think selling your home should be free — more on that later — but if you’re looking for a cheap way to sell a home, it pays to look beyond traditional agents.
If you’re looking for more affordable options, we break down the different ways you can sell your home without the big price tag. Let’s get started.
Selling a home without an estate agent can be tempting — no agent, no fee, right? But you need to be careful. Selling a home without an agent means you might not have access to the right property sites and marketing to help you get buyers through the door. You’re also likely to be negotiating with friends and family, which can be tricky without a middle man.
A lot of people go through an auction if they want a quick sale, but it’s not cheap. You have to pay an auctioneering fee, which can be as much as traditional estate agents, and you probably won’t get the best price. In short, it’s more about speed than about profits, so if you’re looking to make the most money it might not be the right choice.
Online is the new normal — especially in the housing market. With 97% of buyers searching online, you want someone who understands the digital side of selling. Both Rightmove and Zoopla are averaging over 180 million searches every month — and using an online estate agent ensures those searches are finding their way to your property.
But if you’re looking to sell your home cheaply, then online estate agents can also offer huge savings. Because they don’t have overheads, they often pass the savings on to you. They normally charge a flat fee (though you have to keep an eye out for hidden charges), so you know what you’re getting yourself into.
Some online agents will charge you whether they sell your property or not. A traditional agent will only charge if they sell your property — but you’ll usually pay a lot more. And us? We’ll sell your home for free.
Online is the new normal — especially in the housing market. With 97% of buyers searching online."
If you want to sell your home really cheaply without losing out on service, then Strike won’t charge you a penny. We sell homes for free. Not only do we provide photos and floorplans, we handle negotiations and all of the legwork until moving day.
How can we do it? We make money through our preferred partners — for optional extras like conveyancing — but only if you choose to use them. If not we’ll still sell your home for free. It's what we do.
There are a lot of different ways to sell your home and it’s completely natural to want to find a way to sell your home on a budget. Just make sure that you find an affordable service that also gives you everything you need for a smooth sale at the right price. And remember, we’re here if you need us.