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Online agents offer you a different way of selling your home without using a traditional high street agent, instead they are entirely digital.

There are two different types of online agents:
1. Pure digital agents require vendors to be responsible for the entire process from using an online valuation tool to photographing their properties and conducting viewings.

2. Hybrid agents offer various packages of services using local property experts to handle buyer enquiries, accompany viewings and negotiate offers.
Having the right agent when selling your property can make all the difference. Using independent property sales data, we are here to help you make an informed decision to choose which is best for you.

TheHouseShop use independent property sales data, helping you make an informed decision about which agents you would like to hear from.
Traditional estate agents charge commission of between 1% and 2.5% based on the final sale price of the property.

Online agents offer fixed fees with further charges determined by the number of additional services such as a floor plan or accompanied viewings. The major difference is that fixed fees are usually paid irrespective of whether the property sells.

Fees can be as low as £99 for basic packages. For more comprehensive service, expect to pay around £999. Although the majority of these fees are usually required to be paid in advance, a few agencies offer alternative payment options.
Selling your property is a big event, naturally you would want to sell for the highest amount possible. We advise you to request valuations from multiple agents to see the difference on what they each say.

An overpriced property sticks out and can sit on the market for a long period which can be a frustrating process. Local agents will know the housing market in their area and will give good advice on what price you should expect.

Tips for selling your home

For tips to help you successfully sell your home, check out our Seller blog. It's full of great information and tips to help you on your selling journey.

Benefits of online portals

95% of buyers start their property search online using online property portals such as TheHouseShop.

The major property portals receive as many as 1.5 million visits per day!

What services do online agents offer?

One of the great things about an online agency is the flexibility. They can tailor services to meet your needs. They will offer different packages with optional add-ons, so that you don’t waste money on something you

How to complain about an agent

All estate agents must belong to one of the following redress schemes to deal with complaints:

The Property Ombudsman
The Ombudsman Service
Property Redress Scheme