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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 »

How YOPA’s Pay Later option works: understanding the deferred payment

Hybrid estate agent Purplebricks was recently put under pressure by the BBC Watchdog programme over its Pay Later package. Other agents including YOPA have similar deals for deferring payments but how do they work? We look at the fine print of YOPA’s Pay Later option so you can be sure you understand what you are signing up for. 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 »

Why are online estate agents that do viewings sometimes called ‘hybrids’?

Online estate agents can offer a lot more than good value. As well as low fees, using an online agent means total convenience; you’re free to manage the sale yourself and on your own time, with all the support you need. Read more »

Who is the best online estate agent? Trustpilot says it’s NOT Purplebricks

Trustpilot is a leading reviews site and the ratings provider of choice for SellingUp.com’s online estate agent comparison.

With 26 million reviews of 150,000+ companies, Trustpilot has refined a system for turning feedback and reviews into a ‘TrustScore’ so that every business can be ranked according to customer satisfaction. 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 »

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

Comparing the online estate agent market allows you to find the agent that best fits your needs? Whether that be based on price, services offered or specific expertise – our online estate agent comparison tool makes it easy. Read more »

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

Selling your property can seem like a daunting task, so you need to know the sale is in good hands. That’s why it’s important to compare online estate agents before you choose one, to make sure they’re right for you. Read more »

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

It’s always sensible to consider your options, especially when it comes to something as significant as selling property – that’s why we designed our leading online estate agent comparison tool, which lets you search for an agent based on your own criteria, so you can make the best choice. Read more »

US-bound Purplebricks shares surge but Brexit-hit high street estate agents suffer

Estate agents were among the hardest hit stocks immediately following the Brexit vote on June 23, 2016 with investors panicking about the impact of leaving the EU on future property transaction volumes.

Several months later, the picture for the majority of London Stock Exchange estate agents would – to use their language – benefit from considerable improvement. Read more »

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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 »

Purplebricks alternatives: hybrid online estate agents you may not have heard of

If you ask someone to name an ‘online estate agent’ there’s a fair chance they will say something like “oh, you mean like Purplebricks?” And they would be right – sort of. But strictly speaking Purplebricks isn’t an online estate agent – it actually calls itself a hybrid agent. Read more »

Agency chain Countrywide plans to rival Purplebricks with expanded hybrid option

Britain’s biggest estate agency group, Countrywide, has announced plans to expand its trial of a hybrid estate agency offering which competes directly with online sector leader Purplebricks. Read more »

Purplebricks to launch online estate agency in Australia

Following the success of its online estate agent business in the UK, Purplebricks is preparing to launch a similar service in Australia. CEO of Purplebricks Australia, Ryan Dinsdale, is actively recruiting Local Property Experts and expects to open for business, primarily on the East Coast. 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 »

Sizing up Purplebricks alternatives: online estate agent competitors league table

A recent survey by YouGov for SellingUp.com showed that 39% of property owners had heard of Purplebricks – but not many people know just how many alternative online estate agents there are to choose from.  Read more »

Why does Purplebricks call itself a hybrid estate agent?

Once upon a time – way, way back in the early noughties – they were simply called ‘estate agents’. Okay, they had some differences but usually they fitted into the following description: locally-based, suited and booted, prone to exaggeration and always ready to sell your property for a handsome commission. Read more »

Purplebricks easily most recognisable online estate agent – YouGov/SellingUp

In the month of its stock market launch, Purplebricks has been shown to be easily the most recognisable online estate agency. A poll of 1300 homeowners by YouGov for SellingUp.com found that 39% knew the Purplebricks name, even though it only launched in April 2014. Read more »

How Purplebricks brothers built £70million fortune from failure in under four years

Purplebricks online estate agent launched on the London Stock Exchange today with a valuation of £240 million. Incredibly, the company was only formed in April 2012 and in the aftermath of a disastrous business venture that had left the founders, brothers Michael and Kenny Bruce, down but definitely not out. Read more »

Purplebricks voucher code

This page is where you will find the latest Purplebricks voucher codes, when they are made public, so please check back if you want to make sure you are getting the best possible Purplebricks discount. 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 »

Proptech entrepreneurs meet to design blueprint for new UK property industry

Technology and property industry experts will meet in London on October 14 to discuss plans to revolutionise the notoriously traditional bricks and mortar industry.

Future: Property Tech Conference, which takes place at Westminster’s Millbank Tower, will bring together investors, tech developers, estate agents and other innovators from the property industry. Read more »

Purplebricks Reviews and Profile

Many reviewers state that they would recommend purplebricks to their friends because of the excellent customer service, the fair and transparent cost, and the speed with which their house sold.


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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 »