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Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by mmgg, 17th Oct, 2015.

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  1. mmgg

    mmgg Member

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    Hi all,

    I have advertised all my properties using a free, classified, online site. Saves me money, gets results and you can change it when ever you want. Why don't more others do the same? Your thoughts.
     
  2. York

    York Finance Broker Business Member

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    What @[email protected] said. Exposure. Simple as that. The money you will save in agent fees would most likely have been less than the amount the agent could have gotten extra due to marketing and exposure. Also probably an agent will be able to sell quicker too for the same reasons. Also most agents have contacts, so if it's a special property like dev. site etc. then again quicker and better chance of higher price. Oh one more....depending on property cycle and/or type of property, agent can use different selling types like auction to get top price of the market if the conditions are optimum.
     
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    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    You could also go direct to the major commercial agencies and buyers. Also free but again no guarantee that you have received the best price available.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I hear that many town squares have a notice board on which you can post your advertisement - effective for snaring locals.

    You could also tape a print of the advert to the Telegraph pole at a nearby bus stop.