We are close to (fingers crossed) getting our DA for townhouses. At this stage, we have too many unknowns to know if we want to take on the build or sell the block. We understand that if we sell with the DA, developers work to a bottom line, with no emotion clouding their offer. So, assuming we understand what a developer will pay per townhouse in our location, knowing the good and bad aspects of our particular block and how that impacts the end valuation, we can fairly accurately work out what our block is worth. Is it that easy? I've never sold without an agent before, but with the target market for this block working to profit margins would we need an agent? Clearly agents have lots of developers on their speed dial, but my question is this - Do those of you who develop, or know developers and how they source their next block, always go to agents, or do you also look for blocks privately advertised? Do you go to re.com yourselves? I know agents can and do get good prices but with the work involved in this type of sale being probably a couple of phone calls and one site visit, I hate the thought of handing over $25K to an agent who cannot push an emotional buyer to pay more, when we could save that. I guess that begs the question... do developers see good blocks and pay a little more, or do they simply work to a profit bottom line? If you see such a block, do you automatically assume (as I tend to) that there is a chance of getting a good deal with this vendor? If we do sell, we have no holding cost so we could sit and wait. So we won't be pushed to accept less than we want. Our plan was always to do the build, but I'm just checking out alternatives.