Just like any form of online shopping, we accept it’s not for everyone and some will always be uncomfortable with that feeling they’re somehow one step removed from the buying or selling process when they go online.
However, for others, selling your house online can be quicker, hassle-free – and often quite a bit cheaper.
Most online agents will tell you that not having a high street presence significantly reduces their overheads, which means they can usually offer a professional service which is in no way inferior – but costs a fraction of what you might expect from a traditional estate agent.
Yes, there are sometimes drawbacks too; for example, not all online estate agents will be there to show prospective buyers around your house so, if this is something which is important to you, make sure you check before you give instructions to anyone.
But, other than that, a good online estate agent – esaleuk.com included – will offer just about everything else. We provide the boards (presuming you want them), the photography, the floor plans, we’ll arrange the Energy Performance Certificate and post details of the property on all the major portals including the big three, Rightmove, Prime Location and Zoopla – viewed by an estimated 75% of the house-buying public before they approach and agent.
Selling your house through a high street agent will cost an average of 1.5% of the property’s selling price and, if we presume the average house goes for around £240,000, most would therefore expect to pay around £4,320 (including VAT).
At esaleuk.com, we’re currently offering to sell your house for just £395+VAT – a saving of nearly £4,000.
A powerful argument for selling online..? We think so.