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Re: Advice on selling please

Thanks very much idun and everyone else. As you say idun, a lot can be spent on net sites for the adverts. I've spent quite a few hundred, plus an inordinate amount of time and energy.

Hope to have time to make a decision on way forward by the end of the week/beg of next. Still no word from A about Sat morn's viewing. Don't feel very inclined to contact him until I've decided my way forward, which hopefully won't include him, and I shouldn't think there's any chance it went well or I would have heard by now!

Regards

Loire

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We have just met with Leggit, they are through France and have numerous avenues to expose property throughout Europe and the World. havent used them before, wondering if anyone else has had any expeirence of them when selling or buying.

I would give them a go, of course there are fees to be paid but, if you want to sell in Framce you have use those that can get your property under the noses that really wish to buy.

Best of luck.


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Fourbarewalls wrote while taking of Leggits :
I would give them a go, of course there are fees to be paid but, if you want to sell in Framce you have use those that can get your property under the noses that really wish to buy.

Having taken our daughter to a regional airport to catch her flight back to the UK I came across a glossy Leggets property magazine. Gosh the weight and glossiness of it .. no wonder their selling fees (paid for by the purchaser natch) are so very high.
They also seem to inflate selling prices, which added to their high selling fees, make the selling price of the property outrageously high .. compared with French agents.
They say they win awards for service .. I'm sure they do.
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We sold our house this year with Leggets. They performed much better than the French agents, the price asked was the same with both. We controlled the sale price, not the agents. The price FAI was the near enough the same too. We paid the fees. Under the new system (as I understand it), the price shown is the price the buyers pay. We, the sellers, then paid the agents fee out of the final sum. There were no other agents fees to pay. The Notaires fees were based on the final selling price. A ruse, I believe, so the government get more taxes from the sale.
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Just out of interest, Lehaut, what nationality were the purchasers ?
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Surely this business of vendors ‘paying’ the agent’s fees is a smoke and mirrors trick to make the buyer think they are paying less?
All that has happened is that the asking price has been dropped by the amount of the agent’s fee.
What happens to the TVA in that case, if it is payable on agent’s fees?
As far as I know, it is a purely informal arrangement.

It would be much better is the agent’s fees were set at a decent level rather than than the obscene levels of today.

By the way, what do Leggett charge, I have heard 7%?

Ticking over, just about.
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Wooly wrote : By the way, what do Leggett charge, I have heard 7%?

I did find a chart but for the moment I can't put my finger on it but looking at some of the adverts in the magazine.
Under 100K€ they are around 10% .. so for a property at 89 999€ the fees were 10 000€ .. so a selling price of 99 999€.
Over 100 000€ then 9%; over 150 000€ then 8%.
Property at over 600 000€ the fees were 6% .. so a 630 000€ property was up at 667 800€
Property around a million then you only pay 5% 😃

Edit : But to be fair it does seem to vary a bit depending on something or other but I can't fathom what.
A house in Indre, for sale at 149 800€, had fees of 7% .. but it was on a road.
The one a short way away in Indre was 105 000€ plus 9% fees .. so an sp of 114 450€ .. but it had a nice garden.

All plus the usual Notaire fees.
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Maybe you have tried local agents exhaustively, but I had very good service from a local branch of Square Habitat.
Not sure if all branches are of same standard, but worth a try.
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