Sell your house for only £665+vat from Purple Bricks - Highly recommended company with excellent service and reviews
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Sell your house for only £665+vat from Purple Bricks - Highly recommended company with excellent service and reviews

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Found 3rd Apr 2015
Have had a few friends and family talk about this company recently, I know this deal will probably go cold but seems like a fantastic deal for anyone looking to sell their house

Everything you expect from an estate agent and more
•Dedicated Local Expert – they will visit your home, provide a valuation, create your property advert and give you day to day support until sold or let
•Advertising on all major property websites - including Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation to over 10 million buyers and tenants
•Know what's happening, as it happens, 24/7 – simply log into the eZie® platform or give us a call anytime
•Help to achieve the highest possible price
•Advice and support throughout - 24 hours a day, just call us on 0800 810 8008
•Support once a sale is agreed

24 Comments

How is this is a deal? this is just the price

My house is worth at least £900! Still this is a good deal for those living in the cheap part of town...

Stick a board in your garden-free.
Ppl use GOOD agents who know the market to achieve a sale at the right price and to help find your next property at the right price, they will also deal with the solicitors and contract chasing- these guys have no local knowledge and will do nothing but answer the phone. Don't gamble with your most expensive asset. And no, I'm not an estate agent. I'm a financial adviser

Original Poster

Some companies charge around £8k to sell a house!

they used to be tenants4u

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antw

Stick a board in your garden-free.Ppl use GOOD agents who know the market … Stick a board in your garden-free.Ppl use GOOD agents who know the market to achieve a sale at the right price and to help find your next property at the right price, they will also deal with the solicitors and contract chasing- these guys have no local knowledge and will do nothing but answer the phone. Don't gamble with your most expensive asset. And no, I'm not an estate agent. I'm a financial adviser



How far away does the 'dedicated local expert' come from, surely he must be fairly local if he comes out to do a valuation?

hatched charge £600, and ive heard good things about them, also bear are cheaper so i dont see how this is a deal

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davey369

How far away does the 'dedicated local expert' come from, surely he must … How far away does the 'dedicated local expert' come from, surely he must be fairly local if he comes out to do a valuation?



Nigeria....

its all about being on RightMove, not who's the agent. Everyone searches RightMove when looking for a house so who the agent is makes little difference in getting people to view your house. That's my opinion anyways.

We used eMoov to sell ours, when you start looking for a house yourself you'll see the value of one of these agents. You get fewer viewings but you get more quality viewings, people who are genuinely interested in buying your home because they've seen it on the internet.

Go to a local one, you might get 50 viewings, 99% of which will have no desire to buy your house as they want something different, but they've been called as this house has come on the market. You also lose 50 viewings because the potential viewers were put off by the heavy handed mortgage adviser at every estate agent.

I promise you the above matters, when you've tidied your house up just so the estate agents mate can come and look round to give you the impression you are getting viewings and then charge you 2% of the price, it's a decent deal.

There is no such thing as a decent estate agent. Bunch of crooks all of them.

The local knowledge that the highest rest agents provided when I was selling my flat consisted of printing off the sold prices in my area from rightmove and then to try and charge me over £2000 for their services.

I am in the process of selling a my home using an online agent. Done it before with no problems. I have seen agents in action - totally hopeless. Using an online agent you are marketing one property - your own .An estate agent is marketing many of them. Be brave and save yourself 1000's. The key is to keep channels of communication open, get any professed buyer to spend money on a survey asap (as 'money' means commitment ) Get their contact details and keep the buyer updated on any developments in the sale.

I am another online agent that charges £350 and I used my own pictures and negotiated the sale too

not all agents are crooks, some not all ha e a decent bank of buyers looking for decent stock, the some will price it right and reflect on the valuations the likes of foxtons over price hold on market for 3 months and then get the aeller to sell it for the peice it should have been on the market in the first place, i guess the local agent provide knowledge, comparables and info on demand and preaentation, online cant provide all of it, i use to work for an agent and hence can say not all are crooks, some are really good and some totally rubbish, about finding the right one, check if the online agent follow ombudsman code and advertising requirements, do they advice on energy certs, details on local changes etc.. and do they provide due dilligence on the buyers in reapect money laundering, a good local agent will! good luck

In my experience estate agents do very little for their money. I have bought and sold property without them and is relatively easy and is certainly cheaper for both seller and buyer alike. Estate agents will show anyone your house whether they have an interest in buying it or not!

I love people slagging off estate agents all believing they can do it themselves....you could all fix your own cars yourself, find your own bargains yourselves, teach the your own kids.....you don't though - you rely on others who have more expertise in those areas because it is more sensible, time efficient and easier. Most estate agents are very professional and well informed about the housing market and the processes involved in marketing and selling houses. Online agents have a place but remember you pay most of them upfront - where is their incentive to sell your property compared to a traditional estate agent who is paid upon completion??

bdalg1

I love people slagging off estate agents all believing they can do it … I love people slagging off estate agents all believing they can do it themselves....you could all fix your own cars yourself, find your own bargains yourselves, teach the your own kids.....you don't though - you rely on others who have more expertise in those areas because it is more sensible, time efficient and easier. Most estate agents are very professional and well informed about the housing market and the processes involved in marketing and selling houses. Online agents have a place but remember you pay most of them upfront - where is their incentive to sell your property compared to a traditional estate agent who is paid upon completion??


Absolute twaddle. Selling a house yourself via a board or an online estate agent is so very simple - If I can do it then anyone can! Just as long as the online estate agent can put your house on right move, zoopla or prime location then all potential buyers will see the house. Estate agents are often nothing more than poorly qualified smart suited salesmen - on a par with double glazing salesmen - who do very little to earn the outrageous fees charged, including up front fees for producing the documentation! For my house, spending around £500 to sell means that I saved several thousand pounds. The last agent I used ten years ago, working for one of high profile agents, simply had no command of English grammar and couldn't spell so I ended up doing a lot towards the house description - and then they couldn't find a buyer.

mrcoxexcel

Absolute twaddle. Selling a house yourself via a board or an online … Absolute twaddle. Selling a house yourself via a board or an online estate agent is so very simple - If I can do it then anyone can! Just as long as the online estate agent can put your house on right move, zoopla or prime location then all potential buyers will see the house. Estate agents are often nothing more than poorly qualified smart suited salesmen - on a par with double glazing salesmen - who do very little to earn the outrageous fees charged, including up front fees for producing the documentation! For my house, spending around £500 to sell means that I saved several thousand pounds. The last agent I used ten years ago, working for one of high profile agents, simply had no command of English grammar and couldn't spell so I ended up doing a lot towards the house description - and then they couldn't find a buyer.


I am and have been an estate agent for 12 years and have a good grasp of the English language, plenty of qualifications and a very nice fitting suit.....I also believe that most agents are very reputable and offer a fantastic service. In my experience online agents offer nothing more than the opportunity to list a property on a mainstream portal - they do not offer the 6-10 weeks worth of aftersales support and knowledge to deal with serious issues like structural problems and down valuations - you must have been lucky and I do agree that the selling part of the process is relatively simple but estate agents will always have a place on the high street

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mrcoxexcel

Absolute twaddle. Selling a house yourself via a board or an online … Absolute twaddle. Selling a house yourself via a board or an online estate agent is so very simple - If I can do it then anyone can! Just as long as the online estate agent can put your house on right move, zoopla or prime location then all potential buyers will see the house. Estate agents are often nothing more than poorly qualified smart suited salesmen - on a par with double glazing salesmen - who do very little to earn the outrageous fees charged, including up front fees for producing the documentation! For my house, spending around £500 to sell means that I saved several thousand pounds. The last agent I used ten years ago, working for one of high profile agents, simply had no command of English grammar and couldn't spell so I ended up doing a lot towards the house description - and then they couldn't find a buyer.



So you used a bad agent 10 years ago and from that deduce all estate agents are bad?
I put my second last house on the market with a local agent who was recommended by quite a few people.
He valued it £20k over what i knew it was worth, but assured me he had a couple of buyers lined up. Being the first time I had sold, I fell for it. I had to correct the spelling mistakes he made on rightmove, I took photos and sent them over for him to replace as his were too dark and get him to correct his '3 Bedroom House' description to 4 bed like it really was.
6 weeks later they rang me and told me they thought I was asking too much, they weren't happy when I pointed out they were the ones who suggested that price and I had expressed my concerns at the time.

I took it off them and went with a different agent, had 3 offers within a week of them putting it on the market.

So there are good and bad agents.

iand123

its all about being on RightMove, not who's the agent. Everyone searches … its all about being on RightMove, not who's the agent. Everyone searches RightMove when looking for a house so who the agent is makes little difference in getting people to view your house. That's my opinion anyways.


I would agree.

I signed up with eMoov to sell my house a couple of years ago! No viewings although I did get 2 or 3 calls from eMoov (1 was re: a completely different property and seller but we shared the same house number! And another was to arrange a viewing for a no show, rang eMoov and they told me "oh sorry they cancelled but we would of rang you to confirm as the call to arrange doesn't class as confirmation itself!)
A year later we signed up with a local agent and sold within 3 months!)

I got the impression from eMoov that once they had their money they were happy to let your house rot on rightmove! I actually exchanged some emails with the CEO and found his attitude to be quite flippant with the only advise he gave being to "lower the price" which was already at the bottom end of market value. When we took on the high street agent I explained that I needed to reach asking price in order to cover their fees and they got the job done!

I'm not saying high street agents aren't expensive but at least (in my case) they got the job done with good communication!

Edited by: "ant3000" 4th Apr 2015

Be careful. Purplebricks care so much for their customer that they have outsourced their call center to a telemarketer in Southend. So you won't be dealing with the company you have paid for.

so far for us purplebricks are atrocious.
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