Which online estate agents are right for you? Compare best prices and customer reviews

 

Looking for the best and cheapest fixed fee online estate agents? Compare prices, services and customer reviews

Fixed fee estate agents are a new and exciting way to potentially save thousands of pounds when selling your property.

Some hybrid estate agents offer a full high street service, while online-only estate agents give a cheaper basic service option where you may have to conduct property viewings. What all fixed fee estate agents have in common is they offer a set price alternative to the typical estate agent percentage commissions of 1.5%.

Comparison of fixed fee online estate agents and hybrids: best price deals plus customer reviews

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All of the estate agents will list on Rightmove & Zoopla and most offer full national coverage so you can sell anywhere in the UK

Use the green filter box to change your requirements and find the best deal
  1. 1
    Rating 9.8 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Free online valuations, very high customer service ratings and is currently "averaging 99.3% of asking price"
    Sell My Home icon
    £595 (£496+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
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    Rating 8.5 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Low cost fixed fee service for serious money savers, choice of basic DIY option or upgrade for more
    Griffin Residential icon
    £225 (£188+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
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    Rating 9.5 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary "98% achieve asking price or above". Simple online/phone based services with high customer ratings
    Settled icon
    £399 (£333+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
  4. 4
    Rating 8.3 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Online estate agent linked to a high street agent. "Great value fixed prices" plus 10% off until end of year
    Turtle Homes icon
    £195 (£163+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
  5. 5
    Rating 9.5 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Hybrid of online and high street agent, with local experts for valuation, negotiation and sales support
    YOPA icon
    £780 (£650+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
  6. 6
    Rating 7.7 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary 2016 Online Estate Agent of the Year, backed by Carphone Warehouse founder Sir Charles Dunstone
    HouseSimple icon
    £595 (£496+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
  7. 7
    Rating 7.6 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Owned by TV property expert Sarah Beeny. Use voucher code at checkout to save even more money
    Tepilo icon
    £495 (£413+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »
  8. 8
    Rating 9.4 out of 10 Read independent customer reviews
    Summary Long-established online estate agent with high service rating, offering free home property valuation visits
    House Network icon
    £699 (£583+VAT) Price details WEBSITE »

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About this online estate agent comparison

1. Prices are generally for closely comparable options, but exact service levels vary and certain restrictions may apply. Check agent websites for terms & conditions. 2. Agent ratings in this comparison are based solely on a scoring system employed by Trustpilot, an independent customer reviews platform, and does not reflect other ratings systems. 3. All prices shown in the specific comparison results will include as a minimum those selected from the filter above as standard, but may cover services not selected or mentioned in addition. 4. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy and prices and service offerings are checked regularly. Should you find a discrepancy please contact us so we can correct it as soon as possible.

Frequently asked questions about online estate agents

How can SellingUp.com help me to find the best online estate agents?

At SellingUp we are best known for our exclusive, interactive fixed fee hybrid an online estate agent price comparison tool, but there is lots more here to help you be a successful online property seller. We have an online estate agent reviews section featuring Purplebricks, Tepilo, YOPA, HouseSimple, House Network and more, plus exclusive online estate agent voucher codes to help you save even more money.

Online estate agents are a relatively new service and as such many people will have questions about how they work and the differences between the companies themselves.

At SellingUp we speak to a lot of customers and do exclusive research so we come across many of the most common questions property sellers have about using online estate agents.

Will online estate agents offer the same service as a high street estate agent?

That depends on the agents you are comparing and what services you require. Some online estate agents offer a service level that is just the same as a traditional high street agent and some offer a very basic no frills alternative while others offer something in-between.

Services that most online agents provide include as standard are: photos, floorplans, negotiating with buyers and sales progression (e.g. chasing up solicitors and buyers). Some online agents will offer to conduct the viewings for you too - but usually for an additional fee. Our filter box next to the comparison table above allows you to select the specific services you require and then see which online agents actually offer them and how much they will charge.

Are there any hidden costs with online estate agents?

Usually the headline price quoted is all you will pay and online agent. You may have to pay more if you choose add-on services like hosted viewings where the agent shows people around, or EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates). Also some online agents have partnered up with solicitors' firms to offer a conveyancing service too but usually this is an optional extra. Just be sure to check that you are only signing up for the packages you want and untick any boxes that presume you are interested in extras that you may not actually want.

Do online estate agents charge VAT?

Yes, most will charge VAT but unlike the majority of high street estate agents, online agencies tend to be upfront about it. High street agents will usually just quote you a percentage figure for selling your property which does not include VAT so many people feel stung when they get a bill from a traditional agent which is typically in the thousands of pounds and then has an additional 20% VAT on top. In contrast, it's worth remembering that the majority of trustworthy online estate agents these days include VAT in the price they quote (see also the comparison table above that shows the VAT and non-VAT amounts) which is important because most sellers cannot claim VAT back. However if you are a professional investor and are selling a property owned by a company you run that is VAT registered you will be able to make that extra saving.

Who are the best online estate agents?

The idea of a best agent is subjective and it depends on what you are judging them on. Certainly one measure is how highly other customers have rated them, which is why SellingUp features star ratings and reviews of online estate agents from the popular website Trustpilot. A good starting pointing in working out which the best online estate agents are would be to look at the star ratings and reviews above and see which one feels like it is going to offer the kind of service that you are expecting.

How will the online estate agent find me a buyer?

All of the online estate agents featured on SellingUp will advertise your property on the two largest property portals in the UK: Rightmove and Zoopla. This means that the majority of potential buyers are likey to be able to find your property for sale and can get in touch via the website to arrange a viewing. Due to their national reach, most online agents probably will not have a very large database of 'local buyers' but as most serious property buyers are active on the portals they are highly likely to find your listing themselves and will get in touch if interested so in marketing terms you should be very well covered.

Who are the cheapest online estate agents?

Again, like most services the price you pay is linked to the package that you sign up for. If you leave every option unticked on the green filter box above and then order the results by price (low-high) you will see which online agent is the cheapest among those that are featured by SellingUp - which we are pleased to confirm is a carefully chosen selection of the very best online estate agents in the UK.

Do you have a question about online estate agents? If so, you are welcome to contact SellingUp and we will feature some of the best questions - along with our answer - here on this page.