Thursday, 12 May 2016

How To Save Money On Your House Move

Selling a house can be an expensive business. Costs include estate agents fees, conveyancing fees, energy performance certificates and removal fees and that's without having to buy new curtains, furniture, and furnishings for the new house.

It costs a lot to move to your perfect home

When I was looking to move a few years ago, I was shocked at how much the costs were. Anything to save money is fine by me!

Netanagent is a free online way to compare all estate agents in your area. This has many benefits to you, the consumer such as:-

Saving you time and money
Bespoke quotes tailored to your property
No need to negotiate over fees
Comparing quotes side by side

It's simple to do - add your contact details, then your basic property details - and just click on 'Get Quotes'. All the details are saved and not shared with the estate agents so you won't get cold called by them. You also get the information sent to you via email.

Below is a list of some of the estate agents that were matched to my property, eleven different ones. The fees varied greatly from 1.8% including VAT to 0.6% including VAT. There are also some that charge a flat fee for the service. This may save you money if you have an expensive property.

It also shows you what you would get for that cost and if you are tied into a contract. The cheapest for my property, a company called House Tree are an online estate agent, but if you wanted to go with a 'bricks and mortar' estate agent with a traditional high street shop setting then you can do that too.

The services each company offer are detailed. Some of the more expensive estate agents also advertise the property in the local press and this is something to consider for extra exposure to your property. I like the fact that many use video to help sell your property too.

The green 'Request Valuation' button sends the information to the estate agent. You can ask for up to three valuations from the companies on this site. Once you have the valuations, just log in and accept which agent you would like to market your property with. It really is that simple.

If you think when you are saving 0.1% on the fee price with an estate agent and you're selling your property for 300k, you're saving £300, that really is a lot of money and you can see considerable savings can be made. It's also about understanding what you get for your fee. You may want to go with a more expensive estate agent because they will give you a video, or advertise your property in the local press.

I've found Netanagent a very useful website to compare estate agents, and I will certainly be giving it a go when I move next time. I honestly cannot see any pitfalls in using this site and it can certainly save you money and help find the best estate agent for you. 

* sponsored post all words and opinions are my own


  1. It is amazing how much it can cost to move, I am always shocked by the fee's that you never seem to remember x

    1. It shocks me too. It costs so much, you need money saved.

  2. What a fab site and every penny saved on the sale of a house is more money towards making your new property a home 🏠 As you say a saving if 0.1% is NOT to be sniffed at!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

  3. We keep talking about moving house, so this is really well timed for us. Thank you for the heads up.

    1. The site is free to use so it's worth a look.

  4. This is a great service! Will definitely look at this when we next move x

  5. First, that photo is gorgeous. Second, this are handy and helpful tips. Thank you for sharing.:)

    1. Anything, that is free and can save you money is worth trying out I feel.

  6. This sounds amazing, totally need to bare this is mind when I finally move again!

    1. If it can save you money, without any cost to you then it has to be worth a look.

  7. I so needed to read this post as we will be moving soon. Can't believe how much it will cost us x


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