Mail On Sunday


How to save £17,2000

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Extracts from the article about our advertiser using our web site to sell their property….successfully!”

“Rather than sell through a French estate agent who would charge seven per cent – in their case €25,200 (£17,200) – Vivienne decided to advertise privately via 1st for French Property (

For a one-off flat fee of £50, which allows five photos to be posted on the site, the Wringes succeeded in advertising their property, which was always likely to appeal to non-French buyers, all across the world.”

“Within just three days they were amazed to be deluged by emails from Ireland, Spain, Australia….and Vietnam”

“Guy Hibbett …estimates that private advertising volumes on his site are up 30 per cent since last year.

Howard Farmer at notes a similar growth in private sales on his site, where more than 300 homes are on offer.”

“Happily, the couples toast what must surely be one of the simplest most painless house sales of all time. And not an agent’s fee in sight”