Diary of a house sale: choosing an agent

Sarah Coles

Moving home is supposed to be one of the most stressful things you do in your lifetime. Moving house at the moment, when buyers have all but dried up and property prices are on the slide, would surely take this stress into the stratosphere - it would be an act of pure lunacy.

However, that's exactly what I'm doing at the moment, and it is teaching me all sorts of things about selling a property in the current market. Over the next few weeks I'll reveal the secrets to beating the system and staying sane. This week, we look at sizing up your agent.