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
|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
|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)|