Online estate agents vs the traditional high street

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Traditional high street estate agents often charge between 1% - 2% commission for their services, whereas online estate agents charge a fixed fee. This means that on a £300,000 property, you can save around £4700 if you use an online estate agent.

The huge savings you can make from using an online estate agents has led to traditional estate agents of accusing them as being price only models. However, at SellMyHome we work hard to ensure that we’re always delivering the very best in customer service by assigning every vendor their own dedicated account manager to work closely with through the sale of their home.

One of the main differences between online and high street estate agents is who conducts the viewings. Traditionally, high street estate agents will often carry out viewing on the property. However online estate agents usually allow the vendor to conduct the viewings instead. At SellMyHome we believe this is the best way to do things because no one knows your home better than you do.

With traditional estate agents having established a bad reputation for themselves as being greedy and lazy, the online sector are keen to bring about changes to the industry to make it far cheaper and more effective. SellMyHome offer a completely transparent service free from commission and any unexpected fees. We place the utmost importance on delivering our customers the best service possible.

Thousands of traditional estate agents have joined Agent Mutual’s listing website, OnTheMarket, which only allows for properties to be listed on OnTheMarket and either Zoopla or Rightmove.
With Rightmove bringing in 110 million hits per month, and Zoopla bringing in 60million hits, as an online estate agent we disagree with vendors having to make the choice between listing their property on only one of the two biggest portals as it hugely detracts from the number of potential buyers who could see your property.

While there are lots of differences between online and traditional estate agents, there are similarities too. Should you want us to, SellMyHome are willing to carry out negotiations on your property for you. We’re also NFOPP licenced estate agents and our director is RICS registered.

If you want to find out more about the services we can offer as an online estate agents, have a chat with one of our team by calling 0203 44 12345.

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