Selling your property is one of the most important things you will do. Not only is it your largest asset you are ever likely to own, it is generally the result of generations and generations of hard work, saving and sacrifice. Choosing the right estate agent for the right price is therefore extremely important. Houses.co.uk offers you a passionate approach to getting your property onto choice websites exclusively for estate agents like RightMove.co.uk, Prime Locations and hundreds of other property selling portals. Whilst we still feel there are some advantages to using a high street estate agent, are these advantages worth 10 times the fee?
Since 2007, the housing market has been a “buyers’ market” in decline, mortgages at reasonable terms have been almost impossible to obtain. But since the end of the summer of 2013, times are a changing. In 2013, housing prices across the country rose by 6.1%. Since June 2013, the average time a property has remained on the market until it has been sold reduced from 12 weeks to 3.5 weeks and, in some parts of the country, is still seeing further reductions. So you have to ask yourself, as the market turns to be a “sellers’ market,” do you really need the extra services a high street estate agent provides to sell your very sellable home?
Houses.co.uk is the only fully inclusive online estate agent that offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. For one flat upfront fee:
- we give you a free For Sale Board
- we send one of our experts to visit your property to take professional photos, create details of your property and a floorplan all which conform to the Property Mis-descriptions Act 1991.
- we will provide a free property valuation (if required)
- we will list your property on over 100 leading property portals including RightMove that attract over 170,000,000 searches a month.
- Once your property is sold, we don’t leave you on your own. Our expert sales progresser will liaise with you, your solicitor, your conveyancer and your buyer’s solicitor and conveyancer.
As an outdated tradition, high street estate agents have been charging between 1-3% to individual property owners for selling their house. In return for this commission, the normal selling channels would be used: the estate agent shop window, the local paper, maybe some flyers through the door of prospective buyers. At present, over 85% of houses sold in the UK are done through online property channels like RightMove. The estate agents’ job has become easier and less costly, but, due to their overheads, regional limitations, and market shrinkage, the average high street estate agent fee has actually increased since the online revolution began.
Up to now, most UK properties are still being sold by high street estate agents through the Internet at on average 30 times our standard flat, one-off fee. Houses.co.uk, with its strong brand and memorable name, with its easy, no nonsense, all inclusive fee, can sell your property professionally with experienced estate agents at a fraction of the traditional cost.