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Selling a house privately explained Posted: 6th February 2023

Selling a house privately explained

Mass advertising and exposure for a property sale may not be the favoured approach by all, some prefer a more discreet approach, instead taking advantage of an estate agent’s customer database to find the perfect match for their home.


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Can I sell a house without an estate agent?

Now most would regard selling a house privately to be without the assistance of an estate agent, which can be done, however there are many benefits to making use of those with experience in the industry.

At Nicol Estate Agents we have built up our client list over our 10+ years in business and over 100 years’ combined experience in the industry, with our team having worked in senior positions for several large Estate Agents across the West of Scotland.

Not only can we guarantee you a personal approach, but a knowledgable one when it comes to your house sale.

Read on to find out more.


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Knowledgable price guidance when selling property

Firstly, selling properties is our bread and butter and over our time in the industry we have have awareness around all of our local areas and would have sold similar properties to yours.

This means that when it comes to providing you with a valuation, you can be rest assured that it has been thoroughly researched and validated at a realistic asking price before being pitched to potential buyers.

This improves the likelihood of your home selling privately quicker, as compared with a personal valuation based on an aspirational figure.


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Finding you the right potential buyer

Opting for a private sale with Nicol Estate Agents will not only help you avoid an open house or the back and forth of numerous property viewings, but will give you access to our qualified premium buyers, carefully selected so the whole process can run discreetly, quietly and successfully.

Our database is filled with reliable clients with whom we have built a rapport. We know exactly what they are looking for and are fully aware of their budget, meaning they will see the market value of your home as a fair asking price.


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An online presence to sell your house without the visibility

Although choosing to sell a house privately, we still provide homeowners the opportunity to be featured within the private sale section within our website, meaning you can still take advantage of our site traffic without having to share physical images of your home.

Simply put, we place the same standard thumbnail image on each property and provide a short description (location, number of bedrooms and the market value) – all of which will assist in selling your house.

At no point will internal images be shared, however this additional service can prompt awareness of your property and allow you to conduct viewings.


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Get in touch with us regarding your private house sale

For further information regarding selling a house privately, please get in touch with Douglas Nicol for a confidential discussion on 07854 354456 or email [email protected].

Retrospectively, if you are a buyer who would like their property search to be handled more discreetly or if you are looking for a special home which you can’t see on the market at present, tell us what you are looking for and we will let you know if anything becomes privately available.

Click here for more information on our current private property listings.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.