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Private Seller

Jennifer from Co. Dublin

Jennifer Highly Recommends selling your own home.

Her partner’s parents had their home up for sale with an estate agent for over five months. Jennifer became disillusioned with estate agents and what seemed like long delays and high fees for little effort.   So she decided to take things into her own hands and sell the house herself.

She went online and found the website

Despite having few computer skills she was able to get the details posted easily on the website. On Friday 13th July the Private Seller board went up. On Monday the 13th August she had an offer of the full asking price. And on Wednesday the 13th September the cheque was in the bank.

At 1% the estate agents fees would have been;          €4912.
Her Own Sale cost   €  199.
That’s a Saving of    €4713

So having sold the house herself, in a third of the time compared to the estate agency, and with savings of almost €5000, Jennifer Highly Recommends selling your own home.

Relevant Information

Private Seller (Site used by Jennifer)

Lo-call Telephone: 1850 88 24 34

Sell it Yourself

Lo-call Telephone: 1850 66 33 33


The opinion of the panel does not constitute and should not be regarded as a substitute for your investigations into selling privately. Viewers and Readers are advised to investigate fully the advantages and disadvantages of selling privately as opposed to using an estate agent before making any decision or taking any course of action. The information does not take into account your specific circumstances.



Private Seller