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Hello all.

I'm looking to sell my apartment in St Catherine - B1000.

I was hoping for some pointers from those experienced in dealing with Estate Agents.

1) Will an Estate Agent come to my apartment to give me a Pitch of their Services and a Valuation?

2) What is standard Commission?

3) Would it be worth listing it on Immoweb myself? Seems standard practice here.

Any advice or pointers greatly appreciated. Thank you.

J

First thing to do would be to choose a notaire and ask them all your questions.

Apr 10, 2019 09:15
R

I have friends looking to buy an apartment in BXL-1000, is there a way to get in touch with you? (Serious request).

In any case i would not really bother with an Agency. If you have a Notaire ready to draft the various agreements and you have the Electricity and Energy certificate ready you can do it yourself and cash the commissions that you would pay to an Agency. It's a seller market nowadays.
Immoweb is your best start.

Apr 10, 2019 09:17
anon

Agree with the others, get a notaire first. Ask them all the questions.

With Immoweb becoming the defacto clearing house for all property sales in Belgium, if you're able to handle the buyer visits etc. then there is no real reason to have an agency at all.

Apr 10, 2019 09:41
Anonymous

Estate agents are money grabbers.

Apr 10, 2019 10:29
becasse

Unless you need to sell your apartment very urgently, you should delay even using immoweb. As soon as you have acquired a notaire (and from him/her obtained detailed knowledge of the things that you need to do urgently as preparation for the sale), get some À VENDRE posters from the librarie and put them up in your windows, post details of the sale at work and also put details on your Facebook page asking friends to share the post as widely as possible (make sure that it is set to "public").
If you don't get any bites within a fortnight, then put it on immoweb.

Apr 10, 2019 15:15
justmeself

I can be contacted on : apartmentbxl1000@gmail.com

Apr 10, 2019 15:16
justmeself

Thank you kindly for all the tips and pointers folk. Greatly appreciated.

Apr 10, 2019 15:18
Kerry

Agree with the suggestions that you discuss all with notaire as a first step. Some of the documents you will need have to be applied for and may take time to be delivered by your commune. As for estate agents, i would get several to come around and give you estimates of valuation. They will give you 3 figures - a quick sale, realistic figure and best possible price you can expect. You may find they vary a lot from agent to agent at least this will give you something to go on. If you don't manage to sell it yourself or find it all too much, you can always give it to an agent then. Good luck!

Apr 13, 2019 10:40
justmeself

Thanks Kerry. Much appreciated

Apr 15, 2019 13:23