Tuesday 19 June 2007 8.13am
Having just bought a flat, local agents seem better than the chains. They're much more dependent on repeat business so seem to be more realistic.
Two friends of mine have just sold their respective places and the fees were 0.5% and 3.5%.
I would certainly suggest to ask some friends for their experiences and what to expect, then apply some common sense and then talk to them as if you know exactly what you are doing...