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Why some believe ‘no sale, no fee’ is the future of selling property online

More and more property sellers in the UK – and indeed around the world – are opting to use the services of an online estate agent. Compared to their traditional high street counterparts they offer greater convenience, a wider audience of potential buyers and, crucially, significantly lower costs. Read more »

Live in the capital? Here’s how to avoid the Purplebricks ‘London seller’s tax’

The way homeowners sell their property has changed drastically over the last five years. The first port of call is no longer necessarily a high street agent, but often an online service – and there are many to choose from. Read more »

Considering Purplebricks? Lower your risk of selling property online with a ‘no sale no fee’ online estate agent

Online estate agents have seen a tremendous rise in popularity in recent times. Why? Because compared to traditional high street agents they can offer major convenience and most importantly, significant savings.

But not all online estate agents are created equal, and there are still risks involved. Read more »

Which is best for you: a no sale no fee online estate agent or paying upfront?

Online estate agents can offer massive savings compared to traditional high street agents. Paying one flat fee to sell your property compared to a percentage of the overall sale (typically 1.5% plus VAT) can add up to savings of thousands of pounds, plus you’ll know from the outset how much you’ll be spending, rather than having to wait for a surprise bill at the end of the process. Read more »

Want great service? See this list of the best online estate agents by ratings

Online estate agents are rapidly gaining prominence in the UK. Compared to their high street counterparts, they offer huge savings and a level of ease and convenience never seen before. Selling your property has never been so simple. Read more »

Want to save even more? Here’s a list of some of the cheapest online estate agents

Property sellers choose online estate agents over high street agencies for many reasons – the convenience, the control and not least the price. An online estate agent will charge a flat fee that’s usually thousands of pounds cheaper than the percentage of sale (plus VAT) charged by their high street counterparts. Read more »

Are these the two cheapest online estate agents in the UK?

Two new online estate agents have arrived in UK the property market in recent months with a very clear and simple selling point: being the lowest price choice. Doorsteps and 99Home are relative newcomers to the industry and both have firmly positioned themselves as ultra budget estate agents in a market that is already known for appealing to the cost conscious home seller. Read more »

How do online estate agent accompanied viewing services work in practice?

There are many reasons property sellers choose an online estate agent. For a start, it can be considerably cheaper than a traditional high street agent, plus it offers more control over the sales process – you’re firmly in the driving seat. Read more »

Purplebricks Pay Later package is in the spotlight – but what are the alternatives?

Purplebricks has come under intense media scrutiny over its system for offering customers a way to ‘buy now pay later’. The controversial deferred payments plan means that anyone who signs up with Purplebricks has the option to either pay right away or to hold the payment back until either the property sells, or 10 months has expired – whichever happens first. Read more »

Is Housesimple any good? How to decide if it’s the right online estate agent for you

If you’re considering selling property through an online estate agent, you’ve probably heard a few of the main names either on TV, in the media, or maybe in conversation. You might be familiar with the name HouseSimple, but what does it offer, and is it any good? Read more »

Online estate agents with no upfront fees: Deferred Payment vs No Sale No Fee

One of the main reasons property sellers opt for an online estate agent is the major savings on offer. Depending on the value of your property, you could save thousands in sales fees, compared to a traditional high street estate agent. Read more »

Housesimple vs Tepilo: online estate agent head-to-head comparison

It’s good to have options, but when it comes to choosing an online estate agent, you might feel there are too many options! It can be hard to know which company best fits your needs, but using our online estate agent comparison tool will help you narrow down your choices, based on criteria that’s important to you. Read more »

HouseSimple vs Emoov: online estate agent head-to-head comparison

Savvy-shoppers know they should always consider their options before making a purchase, which is why so many comparison services exist. They allow you to find the product or service that’s right for you – and our online estate agent comparison tool is no exception. Read more »

Too busy to show buyers? Try online estate agents that do hosted viewings

Viewings are one of the most vital aspects of the property selling process, so it’s important to get them right. Many sellers using an online estate agent are happy to conduct these viewings themselves – it can be cheaper and, for some, more convenient.  Read more »

Which are the best online estate agent pay-on-sale packages on the market?

Not long ago selling a property was seen as stressful, time-consuming and expensive, but the rise of online estate agents is beginning to do away with these downsides – particularly the high costs. Traditional high street estate agents charge around 1.5% of the cost of the sale, plus VAT of 20% on top. Read more »

How to find online estate agents that conduct viewings – so you don’t have to

There are lots of elements involved in selling a property, but one of the most important parts is the viewing. After all, this is where potential buyers get to ‘look at the goods’, whether an investment property or their forever home. Read more »

Online estate agents ‘no upfront fee’ offers: where to find the best deals

One of the biggest reasons property sellers choose an online estate agent is because they can represent significant savings compared to high street estate agents. Sell with a high street agent and you’ll receive a bill (often rather hefty) once the deal has completed. Read more »

What kind of property seller are you? Find the best online agent to match your profile

We can thank the internet for a lot of things, but one of the biggest benefits of life in the digital age is the sheer amount of choice we have in almost every aspect of living. Read more »

Housesimple vs Purplebricks: online estate agent head-to-head comparison

It’s always sensible to consider your options, especially when it comes to something as big as selling property – that’s why we designed our online estate agent comparison tool, which lets you find the right online agent based on your own criteria. Read more »

What would YOU buy with the savings from using a fixed fee estate agent?

Why use a fixed fee online estate agent? There are lots of reasons: convenience, speed, control, and of course, savings.

Traditional estate agents charge around 1.5% + VAT, which can easily add several thousand pounds onto the cost of selling a property. Read more »

HouseSimple vs YOPA: online estate agent head-to-head comparison

You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to choosing an online estate agent – growing consumer demand means there are many companies on the market offering a variety of services. To narrow it down, use our online estate agent comparison tool, which you can use to search by criteria that matters to you, such as price or service score. Read more »

Newsletter 2: Foxtons, EweMove, eMoov, YOPA, Urban, Tepilo, HouseSimple

SellingUp.com – September 2016

London property market gets ‘Brexit overseas spending boost’

Brexit has sparked an increase in foreign interest in London properties of all kinds, according to a BBC report. The UK’s decision to leave the EU on 23 June resulted in an immediate fall in the value of the pound, and as a consequence, overseas investors are enjoying the effect that their money goes further. Read more »

Are there any ‘no sale no fee online’ estate agents? Yes there are, at last

The main reason why online estate agents are taking off in the UK is the low fixed fees they charge compared with high street estate agent commissions. There are huge savings to be made for many property sellers – but vendors usually have to accept an element of risk too, notably paying the online agent’s fee upfront. Read more »

Newsletter 1: Purplebricks, eMoov, HouseSimple, Settled, easyProperty

SellingUp.com – August 2016

Purplebricks ramps up recruitment drive for Local Property Experts

pb-logo2The popular online/traditional hybrid agency has apparently placed an advert with a recruitment agency to attract local property experts – claiming that ‘right now we have many property professionals earning in excess of £95,000 pa’. Read more »

HouseSimple awards property market gold medal to Stratford

On the eve of the Rio Olympics, online estate agent HouseSimple says it’s no surprise that Stratford – the home of the 2012 London Games – has seen a property boom. Read more »

HouseSimple reveals which is most expensive Euro 2016 capital

Research carried out by online estate agent HouseSimple has revealed London to be the most expensive European capital city in which to buy property. HouseSimple created a league table of the capital cities of all twenty-four nations taking part in the Euro 2016 tournament, and the online estate agent found the English capital came top of the table at £4922 per square metre. Read more »

HouseSimple shows link between Brexit voting and house prices

Online estate agent HouseSimple claims to have found a link between EU referendum voting preferences and local house prices. Using figures from 80 UK councils, Housesimple has shown a connection between the way residents in an area voted in the June 23rd referendum, and the growth in property prices in their areas. Read more »

Property listings chart shows how far Purplebricks has risen since floatation

Online estate agent Purplebricks got a huge cash injection when it floated on the London Stock Exchange – and now SellingUp.com has produced some exclusive research to show its growth in the six months that followed. Read more »

The famous names and business brains speaking for online estate agents

Celebrities and high profile business people are increasingly putting their names (and their money) behind online estate agents. But just what is the appeal of the online version of what is, after all, a notoriously unpopular profession? Read more »

HouseSimple voucher code – Get £50 off

HouseSimple is a leading competitor to Purplebricks and a popular choice for those looking for an alternative to Purplebricks. Read more »

Cheapest online estate agents to get you on Rightmove and Zoopla

In the very first days of online estate agency, around a decade ago, the marketing message to home sellers was no frills service and substantial cost savings. Services like hosted viewings and local expertise were often downplayed while their ability to reach millions of property hunters on Rightmove and Zoopla for a bargain fixed price was the focus. Read more »

Housesimple Reviews, Profile and Q&A

Housesimple was one of the first UK online estate agents and has been selling properties at a low fixed fee for more than ten years. Read the company profile to learn more, see the Q&A or go straight to the latest independent customer reviews of Housesimple. Read more »

Online estate agents league table: size, growth and sales data on Zoopla

Online estate agency is a fast evolving sector with a handful of big competitors dominating and a large number of small entrants. With more than one claiming to be ‘the biggest in the UK’, SellingUp.com decided to look at who is leading in terms of number of properties listed on Zoopla. Read more »

What are online estate agents? A beginner’s guide to the new way to sell

Over the past few years a new type of property service has emerged – the ‘online estate agent’ – offering to sell your property for a low fixed fee. This guide covers who is behind them, how much they charge and what services they offer. Read more »