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.

Of course, sometimes more than one agent will tick all your boxes, so comparing them head-to-head will let you look at the finer detail before you make your decision.

Here we’re comparing Tepilo and Purplebricks. Tepilo is headed up by Channel 4 property guru Sarah Beeny, who’s poured her years of property experience into a company which has grown with the market. What started as a ‘for sale by owner’ company in 2009 became a high-end online estate agency in 2013, and has gone from strength to strength since.

Purplebricks is also in a strong position. It’s the UK’s largest online agent, and recently opened offices in Australia, with plans to dominate the US market, too. The company has had a lot of interest from heavyweight investors, and was the first online agent to list on the London Stock Exchange.

Purplebricks vs Tepilo: head-to-head comparison

 Comparison points Tepilo Purplebricks
Year established 2009 2014
Where based London Solihull, West Midlands
Number of properties for sale 1,689 15,217
Average asking price £387,614 £301,499
Average sale listing age 15 weeks 14 weeks
Number of properties sold Unknown Unknown
Type of estate agents Online estate agent operating from central location Hybrid online estate agent with regional experts
Hosted viewings service Yes, for an additional fee Yes, for an additional fee
Free valuation home visit Yes Yes
Opening hours Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 10am-3pm
24 hours a day, seven days a week
No sale no fee option No No
Deferred payment option Yes, delay payment until completion or up to 10 months (whichever comes first) providing you use a Tepilo-approved conveyancing company, otherwise subject to an additional £360 fee Yes, delay payment until completion or up to 10 months (whichever comes first)
Free trial No No