i would recommend using a local agent rather than Foxtons - or a different chain
as a buyer we found Foxtons to be useless - so decided that as a seller we couldn';t rely on them to be any better
also others charge from 1.25% to 2% - many at 1.5%
but you are right - it is a huge amount of mon ey - esp in good times when it only take a few visits to sell (but of course that may not the case now)
Yes, lower percentages with Local Agents - good idea. We have now turned to the £300 fee of Urban Sales & Lettings which features our house on all the biggy portals - rightmove.co.uk, primelocation.com, findaproperty.com, Globrix and Zoopla - can't go wrong! (We hope).
PS No I am not an agnet or advertising them, but compared to £21k with Foxtons (who don't negotiate sole agency), it's definitely worth a go!
Thanks for your response.
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