A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

 

Estate agent fees are the amount you pay for instructing an agent to sell your home. But the amount you pay varies depending on the estate agency model that you choose.

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

 

Estate agent fees are the amount you pay for instructing an agent to sell your home. But the amount you pay varies depending on the estate agency model that you choose.

Estate agent fees, explained:

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

 

1. High-street model

 

 

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

 

2. Online model

 

 

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

 

3.Paying the right amount

 

 

Estate agent fees, explained:

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

1. High-street model

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

2. Online Model

A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

3. Paying the right amount

How much does the high street charge?

High-street agents don’t have a set price for their fees.

Instead, they charge based on how much they think the property will achieve, taking an overall percentage once the sale is complete. That percentage can range anywhere between 1% and 5% of the home’s total value.
picture of a busy high street in the UK
picture of a busy high street in the UK

How much does the high street charge?

High-street agents don’t have a set price for their fees. Instead, they charge based on how much they think the property will achieve, taking an overall percentage once the sale is complete.

That percentage can range anywhere between 1% and 5% of the home’s total value.
picture of woman on the phone with laptop and looking at looking at paper

How much does an online estate agent charge?

Online estate agents rely on technology to sell homes, meaning they don’t have costly overheads such as high-street offices.

 

This means they can charge significantly lower estate agent fees, most of which are a fixed price and paid before the property goes on the market. The fees charged by online agents differ, but it’s fair to say that £1,000 is the average it costs to list your home.

picture of woman on the phone with laptop and looking at looking at paper

How much does an online estate agent charge?

Online estate agents rely on technology to sell homes, meaning they don’t have costly overheads such as high-street offices. This means they can charge significantly lower estate agent fees, most of which are a fixed price and paid before the property goes on the market.

The fees charged by online agents differ, but it’s fair to say that £1,000 is the average it costs to list your home.

How do I know what to pay?

Selling and buying homes can be expensive. There are legal costs, removal fees and maybe even stamp duty.

So it’s vital to save money where you can without skimping on the service. Estate agent fees are inevitable, but you reduce the cost by choosing an online option and paying significantly less than you would with a high-street agent.
Picture of a man's hands making a payment online
Picture of a man's hands making a payment online

How do I know what to pay?

Selling and buying homes can be expensive. There are legal costs, removal fees and maybe even stamp duty. So it’s vital to save money where you can without skimping on the service.

Estate agent fees are inevitable, but you reduce the cost by choosing an online option and paying significantly less than you would with a high-street agent.
A Guide to Estate Agent Fees

Written by Simon Banks

With more than seven years’ experience writing about the UK property market,
it’s fair to say that Simon has a penchant for bricks and mortar.
So much so that he’s a homeowner, landlord and tenant all at the same time.

Written by Simon Banks

With more than seven years’ experience writing about the UK property market, it’s fair to say that Simon has a penchant for bricks and mortar. So much so that he’s a homeowner, landlord and tenant all at the same time.

Saving on your sale with emoov

At emoov, we think sellers should have options. That’s why we offer a fixed fee starting from £949 or a split-fee option, which sees vendors paying £249 upfront plus 0.5% of the final sale.
Book a free valuation and enjoy more variety than the high street, plus greater control over the sale of your home along with expert guidance throughout the entire sales process.

Saving on your sale with emoov

At emoov, we think sellers should have options. That’s why we offer a fixed fee starting from £949 or a split-fee option, which sees vendors paying £249 upfront plus 0.5% of the final sale.
Book a free valuation and enjoy more variety than the high street, plus greater control over the sale of your home along with expert guidance throughout the entire sales process.