Traditional vs Online
While traditional high street estate agents charge commission, online estate agents like SellMyHome charge a fixed fee price for our services. This works out to be considerably cheaper than charging customers on a commission basis, as no matter how much your property sells for, the price of our services won’t change. This lets us focus on getting the right price for your property – there’s no need for us to overvalue your property like a lot of traditional estate agents may do, so that they can make more commission off the sale. When a property is overvalued, it can become impossible to sell.
With traditional estate agents often taking around 1.8% commission on the sale of properties, this can result in huge fees for vendors. High street estate agents need to charge so much because they have to cover the costs of high street offices and driving between viewings and valuations.
As a fixed fee agent, we offer three pricing packages for you to choose from – the Essential package, at £550 which includes 12 months on Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation, professional photography, professional floorplans, a dedicated account manager and buyer management. The Completion package includes everything from the Essential package, as well as an expert negotiator and sales progression, and costs £200 upfront, then £1200 on completion. Finally, if the property you’re selling is in London, you can choose our London Package which for £850 includes a virtual walkthrough. All our options include VAT, and there are absolutely no hidden costs or surprises. Using one of our fixed fee packages means that you can save thousands of pounds compared to using a traditional commission based estate agent.
The benefits of using a fixed fee estate agent are obvious – we’ll focus on getting you the right price for your property, and you won’t be met with any unexpected costs. All of our packages include VAT and there are absolutely no hidden surprises so you can be sure you’ll be getting a good deal and be well aware of how much you’ll be paying for the sale of your property.
If you’d like to chat to one of our team members and find out more about our fixed fee rates, feel free to give us a call on 0203 44 12345.