Let’s face it, while High Street estate agents have their place, the internet is just making everything easier (except your neck ache). Just in time really because buying or selling a house can be one of life’s most stressful events. Here are our top reasons why an online estate agent – or as we’ve coined the phrase a clicks and mortar agent – make your life easier.
1. Lower overheads = lower fees
Because clicks and mortar agencies don’t have High Street shops they save on overheads and translate this to savings for the client – that’s you.
2. More options to suit your budget
They offer various service packages, many of which offer services of a similar calibre to online estate agents. This enables you to get something that is both comprehensive and kind to your wallet. In fact, you can customise a package to fit in with what you think is and is not necessary. For example, you might opt out of property valuations but ask to erect sales boards.
3. They still offer visiting agents
Clicks and mortar agencies still benefit from a network of experienced estate agents that will verify your property and provide additional services.
4. Quick and easy to browse listings or add your own
You keep tight control of your property listing with clicks and mortar agencies like ours by uploading them yourself. However, you can still benefit from our expert support, advice and of course online marketing services.
5. No notice periods!
You’re not tied into any sticky contract with us – if you want to list your property somewhere else instead – no problem. But we hope that you’ll read the next point before making that decision.
6. The power of online marketing
Did you know that our property portal network gives your property exposure to a massive 180 million property searches per month? Your property will be seen on Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation, the Daily Mail, UK Home Search and many more.
7. It’s just as safe
The same legislation applies to clicks and mortar agents as traditional estate agents. That means, you can check that they are members of the Property Ombudsman and follow its Code of Practice, as we are and do – that gives you a trustworthy place to go to in the event of a complaint.
When it’s all said and done, using an online estate agency to sell your property can save you thousands in agent’s fees. If you’re looking to buy, a clicks and mortar agency also saves you time – which translates into money after all, or at least an afternoon you could have spent at the football.