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    Where Should A Letting Agent Advertise Properties

    Hello-

    As per title.. where? and how much does it cost. I want to ensure my properties are marketed properly.. I've looked at Rightmove and their account cost is £200 quid per month, that's at 50% discount

    Thanks in advance...

    #2
    Have you just decided to be a letting agent then?



    Freedom at the point of zero............

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      #3
      Are you the agent or landlord? If agent which area are you in? RM is typically £1k+vat per month per office for lettings and sales. If they've quoted £200/month for lettings that's not bad at all, i'd presume you're in a Primelocation stronghold as otherwise it'd be a fair bit more.
      <a href="http://www.manchesterpropertygroup.co.uk/" target="_blank">Manchester letting agents</a>

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        #4
        Interlaken,

        No sorry. I am looking at letting agencies to use and their fees I want to know what I'm getting for my money. Will they just stick it on a free site after I've paid some money up front... I'm trying to work out what a reasonable up front fee would be... amongst other issues like should I just manage the properties myself.. there seems to be an awful lot I'd need to know... I looked at online agencies and can't see that working... Any advise would be welcome...

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          #5
          jrsteeve,

          I;m in Sheffield at the mo but I move about a lot. That's why I'm considering an agent. Its more complicated, advertising, that is than I thought. I was under the impression I just went on a site uploaded a few pics and paid a fee for a length of time... it doesn't appear to be that easy for the major players...

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            #6
            Sheffield, ey?

            If you're just doing Tenant Find, I could recommend someone I used recently to successfully to let a property. No let no fee was the agreement I worked on with him. They're a small player, but all that matters is that the property gets on the portals.

            In fact, I had 3 Agents offering Tenant Find for no let no fee with a previous property earlier in the year... that was because I'd put it on uPad myself (pay up front).

            Advertising is easy. The easiest part of the job, anyway.

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              #7
              Hippogriff,

              ok thanks I'll think about that

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                #8
                Originally posted by tickle46 View Post
                jrsteeve,

                I;m in Sheffield at the mo but I move about a lot. That's why I'm considering an agent. Its more complicated, advertising, that is than I thought. I was under the impression I just went on a site uploaded a few pics and paid a fee for a length of time... it doesn't appear to be that easy for the major players...
                Sadly i'm in Manchester so can't help with the letting, or recommending of an agent. You shouldn't generally be paying anything upfront, it's usually no let no fee. It might be the case that they charge a new tenancy setup fee plus a management percentage, that's quite normal in the north.

                If you're confident, and knowledgeable enough to manage yourself then go down the let only route. If you're completely new to it it could be worthwhile investigating management for the first year, ensuring the agent includes a break clause for you, you'd then just need to choose a good agent. Google and allagents show reviews, which should help, then compare fees and charges, avoiding the ones who charge at any given opportunity.
                <a href="http://www.manchesterpropertygroup.co.uk/" target="_blank">Manchester letting agents</a>

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