Selling your home is a big deal – but it shouldn’t mean big fees for your estate agent.
We took everything that an estate agent does and unbundled it, so you only pay for the bits you want and not the bits you don’t.
Leaving you more time and money to spend on what’s important to you.
The role of an Estate Agent is very simple: to match those wishing to sell their property with those looking to buy a property.
We did some market research to see how people bought and sold and discovered, perhaps unsurprisingly, that most people use Rightmove. Even those that preferred to use other online portals such as Zoopla ALWAYS checked Rightmove as well. So 100% of people that found their last property online used Rightmove and 100% of those people confirmed that if the property they purchased was also on another portal it was always on Rightmove as well.
We also found that the vast majority of people either stayed in their local area or moved to an area they already knew; consequently any local knowledge of the estate agent they used was of no value to them, yet this is an advantage many estate agents tout when trying to win business.
Most people when they last bought a property were shown round by the owner. Also when people last sold their property it was themselves that showed potential buyers round their property in most cases.
The majority of people said they were satisfied with the service they received from the last estate agent they used and this blew our minds. To us it seemed that people were paying high fees, even to online agents that claimed that their fees were low, and all that their agent was doing was advertising their property and arranging viewings that the owners were then carrying out. What service exactly were people so happy about paying thousands of pounds for?
Our view, is that if property owners are happy to do the job they’re paying their agent to do, then why are they paying over the odds for a service they’re not using?
We decided to launch a service that puts property owners in complete control, cuts out the middle-man and truly offers the lowest cost service with no hidden extras and no catch.