What Online Estate Agents Don’t Want You To Know!

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018

What Online Estate Agents Don’t Want You To Know!

There is a lot of hype at the moment about the 'online estate agents' and the good value they seem to provide. Everyone loves a good deal, especially when we could save thousands of pounds! But, will you really save money using an online estate agent? 

TheAdvisory.co.uk recently did a data study on the differences between the online agents and traditional high street agents, the results are pretty astounding! See them here: https://www.theadvisory.co.uk/estate-agents/online-vs-high-street/
 
They established that good local estate agents in 73% of house sales are achieving a better selling price than pure internet-only, pay anyway agents, and on average are achieving 5% higher selling prices for their clients. In North Kent & Parts of South East London this equates to around a whopping £16,307.95p MORE based on the average house price of £326,159 for this region (source: Dataloft).
 
In order to achieve higher than average sale prices, we at The Property Cloud are currently achieving 100.1% of the original asking price for example (last 6 months average, source: getagent.co.uk), you need a little more input than simply sticking it online and hoping for the best. A structured plan should be implemented to include viewing schedules, promotion of the property, consistent monitoring of the stats and data plus much more. We know it works, because our clients are benefitting from it! 
 
If you're thinking of selling in the near future, ensure you carry out extensive research before instructing your estate agent and remember... great value doesnt mean the cheapest fee, we believe great value is the agent who gets you sold for more. 
 
If you'd like to sell your home for MORE and pay NO FEES UPFRONT then get in touch today, we would be delighted to assist. 
 
Thanks for reading, 
 
Aaron
(Owner & property expert)