There’s certainly a lot of choice when it comes to picking an estate agent to act for you. From online-only firms, to the corporate giants and everything in between. If you choose Laceys to market your home you can be assured that you are dealing with 100% genuine “local property experts” who have truly unbeatable local knowledge and vast experience. The firm is a family-run affair, but with the peace of mind that comes with being “Regulated by RICS” (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
We like to be up-front about what we charge you, with no hidden costs, making our fees transparent, competitive and arguably the best value for money in the area. Whilst we can’t say we’re the cheapest (nor would we want to be bearing in mind you are entrusting us with perhaps your most expensive asset) we are confident we offer a lot more service and experience for just a little more than the “cheapest” agent locally. More than anything though, we are on hand to guide you through your transaction with our friendly and refreshingly professional approach. No call centres, no flannel, no hassle. We’re great at what we do, and what’s more we do it with a smile!
Most people employ us on a “Sole Agency” basis, which means you choose one agent to act for you at a time. Our standard fees are 0.95% of the selling price plus VAT at the prevailing rate, subject to a minimum fee of £1,250 plus VAT (you’ll pay 1.14%, subject to a minimum fee of £1,500, both at a VAT rate of 20%). This is on a completely no sale – no fee basis. We have a range of brochure styles to suit your property and our experienced negotiators will create a draft brochure including photographs and floorplans for your approval AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
However, to show your property off a little more you might like your property to benefit from one of our upgrades. The great thing about these is that we can tailor make a package to suit your property and your budget, AND AT NO UPFRONT COST TO YOU. We simply add these to your invoice at the end of the transaction, or ask you to reimburse us at “cost price” should you withdraw the property at a later date.
- Professional Photography Packages* – start from £85 for 12 professionally edited photographs
- Internal Walk-Through Video Tour Packages* – start from £150 for 3/5 minutes of edited footage
- Combined Packages including 12 Photographs and Video Tour* – start from £210
- Interactive 3D Virtual Reality Floor-Plans* – start from £125 for properties up to 2,000 square feet.
Occasionally people ask for us to act for them on a Joint Sole Agency basis (where two agents act for you at the same time and split the fee between them) OR a Multiple Agency basis (where more than one agent acts for you and only the selling agent claims a fee). We take these instructions on a case by case basis and will happily give you quote depending on your circumstances, although these days you should rarely need to employ more than one agent at a time.
* Prices subject to change, and dependent on a number of factors such as the size and complexity of the property. These prices are generally for properties valued up to £500,000, and limited to circa 2,000 square feet, but individual quotations can be obtained on your behalf.