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Tips when choosing an estate agent

What services do you require?

First work out what you want your estate agent to do.

If you're happy to show buyers around there is no need for you to pay for the agent to conduct viewings. This can typically save you £300-£400.

Do you really need to get an EPC?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are mandatory, but they are valid for up to 10 years so if you've owned the property for less than 10 years then you might be able to use the same EPC that already exists.

Should I get the cheapest deal?

As the saying goes, if it looks to be to be true, it probably is!

Some online estate agents offer a very cheap listing fee but then also want a completion fee upon selling your property.

No sale, no fee

This is how traditional high street estate agents operate.

Some online estate agents offer credit agreements that you enter into if you don't pay upfront, these can work out costing significantly more money.

If you are sure you are going to move, then you can save a lot of money by paying upfront to sell your home.

Choosing an agent that achieves the highest sale price

The sale price achieved percentage is a bit of a misleading statistic.

We've included it as it is often cited as evidence that one agent is better than another.

In reality, it is probably a better indicator of which agents regularly overvalue properties to win instructions.

Take this figure with a pince of salt as it isn't indicative of what you'll get for your property.

Trust Pilot Rating

9.8
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Sale Price Achieved

98%

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Rightmove

Basic Package Price

£595
inc. VAT

Why we recommend ESale

They offer a money back guarantee.

They don't add on lots of extra charges. For example, they don't charge more if you live in London.

Their price includes professional photos, floorplans and 12 months marketing.

Your property will be advertised on Rightmove and On The Market.

It's a relatively small company and you can speak to the owners easily.

They have zero bad reviews on Trust Pilot and most importantly, they have many positive reviews.

Trust Pilot Rating

9.4
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Sale Price Achieved

96%

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Rightmove Zoopla Prime Location

Basic Package Price

£889
inc. VAT

What we like about Yopa

They are a well backed company with good financial reserves.

Although they do charge more if you live in London, it isn't as expensive as some other estate agents (like Purple Bricks).

Their price includes professional photos, floorplans and 12 months marketing.

Your property will be advertised on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.

It has local people in your area and over 10,000 people have trusted them to sell their home in the past year.

Trust Pilot Rating

9.5
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Sale Price Achieved

97%

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Rightmove Zoopla Prime Location

Basic Package Price

£99
inc. VAT

What we like about Doorsteps

If you only want their basic online property listing service, they are probably the cheapest way to put your home up for sale.

What we like less about Doorsteps

If you want any extras, you can quickly find that the total price you're paying has jumped up and is similar to lots of other online agents (or possibly a bit more).

Trust Pilot Rating

9.5
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Sale Price Achieved

97%

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Rightmove Zoopla Prime Location

Basic Package Price

£899
inc. VAT

What we like about Purplebricks

They have disrupted the property market and lowered the cost of selling property in the UK.

They have good coverage across the UK with many local property experts (although some people have asked how local some of them are).

What we like less about Purplebricks

They have two tier pricing depending on where you live - this means that for people who live in London they pay quite a lot extra.

There are reports that they may have been pressuring review sites into removing negative reviews that are left about them, which makes it harder to tell really how good they are.

Trust Pilot Rating

9.8
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Sale Price Achieved

96%

Advertised on

Rightmove Zoopla Prime Location

Basic Package Price

£875
inc. VAT
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