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Private House Sale

On 13 Nov 2013 at 4:18pm Lewes resident wrote:
If anyone is thinking of putting their house on the market in the near future and is interested in discussing a private sale please do get in touch.
We are chain free, first time buyers, looking for a 2/3 bed within reasonable walking distance of the train station, ideally with some outside space. Happy to discuss price and more details privately.
Please leave your email on here and pass on to anyone you know thinking of selling. Thanks.
On 13 Nov 2013 at 10:36pm In a State Agent wrote:
webbo, you should set up a private house sale section so we don't have to pay ludicrous estate agents fees. It's such a small market here.
On 13 Nov 2013 at 11:52pm Cupid Stunt wrote:
Of course, they couldn't just put a sign in their windows, far too easy. Pay an Agent to put one in the garden !! Lewes Resident say they just want a house, bet you anything, it won't be just any house, the wish list will long and the money short. Go to the agents.
On 14 Nov 2013 at 8:52am Lewes resident wrote:
'In a state agent' yes my thoughts exactly, it is a very small market and I was trying to show a small amount of initiative by posting on here, speculate to accumulate and all that. Cupid Stunt, we have been to the agents thank you, and have heard of other buyers who have, through word of mouth, bought privately so thought we would give it a shot. The market is tough, since the government scheme it is flooded with first time buyers but not enough housing stock. If we can save vendors and ourselves more money by buying privately then why not? Our 'list' is exactly as I have said, 2/3 beds, withing reasonable walking distance of train station, ideally some outside space. Hardly unreasonable I think you'll agree. Please take your negative comments elsewhere as they are not wanted or needed.
On 14 Nov 2013 at 9:50am Webbo wrote:
@In a State Agent - I'm not sure if you're joking or not but if you've got a house to sell you can advertise it in the property section.

Check it out here »
On 14 Nov 2013 at 2:15pm AVOR wrote:
There is also a page in the Friday-Ad containing property for sale by people who do not wish to pay an Estate Agent. Seems a perfectly sensible idea to avoid paying the Estate Agent fees.
On 14 Nov 2013 at 2:35pm anna wrote:
I hope someone does get in touch Lewes Resident, I would much rather not have to pay the comission to the agent as a vendor and likewise as a buyer having to pay thousands to the tax man in stamp duty makes you sick. I think private buying is the way forward. Ignore cupid stunt, he obviously doesn't get out much.
On 14 Nov 2013 at 3:09pm Andy wrote:
I sold my house in 2012 to someone who put a flyer through the door. They put flyers in the letterboxes on the streets they liked. I showed them around. I included some of the maintenance problems (leaky shower & some wall ties) so there would be no nasty surprises on the survey. They liked it and appreciated my honesty.
Then I showed them the estate agents valuations. We agreed a price and shook hands. Sold house in about 30 minutes. I hear they are very happy.
On 15 Nov 2013 at 10:06am Brussel Sprout wrote:
I got your leaflet through my door, but I don't live anywhere near the station..........
On 15 Nov 2013 at 10:28am Lewes resident wrote:
Brussel, I currently live further away from the train station than your street and I consider that a reasonable distance! Thanks for taking the time to read my flyer!
On 15 Nov 2013 at 6:16pm Huey wrote:
Brussel sprout you have clearly ready twice Lewes Resident posted 'within reasonable distance' surely he/she would not have posted through your door if he/she considered you to live too far away. good luck with your search Lewes Resident.
On 15 Nov 2013 at 7:56pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
I was not sure if it was somebody that was familiar with Lewes (despite the forum name) I don't consider my house to be near the station, not even a reasonable walk. Really no need to be sharp, I had just thought it odd. It seems that any opportunity to be slightly vicious to another on their forum is pounced upon. It's actually boring.
On 16 Nov 2013 at 7:27am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
"Reasonable distance" is very subjective. My OH thinks the top of Nevill is within reasonable walking distance of the station, but it would take me about 30 mins to walk it, and I certainly wouldn't want to walk back up at the end of a day's work and a long commute.

Mind you, I'm not as lazy as one local resident who gets a bus home to the Nevill from the hospital!
On 16 Nov 2013 at 1:13pm Tim wrote:
ACT. Your last statement about your neighbour seems very nasty. Do you know what is wrong with this person? If you do actually know them, then shame on you for gossiping on a public forum. Either way you are wrong.

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