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Online estate agents are a relatively new but popular phenomenon. Their property portals have become the go-to places for those who want free house valuations as well as a cheap way to sell a home. Property experts claim these low fee estate agents have given more power to homeowners. They put the seller in control, while offering a transparent framework of set fees.

With cheap estate agents claiming a growing chunk of the market, they have risen from obscurity to the norm over the past decade. Credited with revolutionising the housing market, online estate agents are convenient, flexible and fair. They have achieved acceptance in a traditional marketplace by disrupting the commission-based fees of their high street counterparts. Have you tried an online estate agent yet?

High-street Estate Agent Vs Online Estate Agents

Now that flat fee estate agents have established a good reputation, more and more houses are being sold online. In fact, online house sales now account for more than five per cent of all property sales in Britain. Most UK vendors are attracted by low fees and the chance to get their house valued for free.

One of the reasons why internet estate agents are doing so well is because many portals are managed by former traditional estate agents. Industry experts says this sets property portals apart from other online marketplaces. Armed with expertise, including local knowledge, online estate agents are providing a good alternative service. They put the seller in the driver’s seat and offer round-the-clock support.

Minutes to List Your House

You didn’t misread that statement. It really can take just minutes to list your property for sale online. Coupled with the opportunity to get a free house valuation, selling with online property agents is straightforward and easy. As well as being able to benefit from free services, you can advertise your home for a much lower rate than a high street agent and be more involved in the sale itself.

Convenience You Can Afford

Cheap estate agents that give house sellers flexibility reduce stress levels associated with a move. Those who work long hours or away from the local area, for example, can tie valuations and viewings around their commitments. You won’t have to ask for time off work or cancel an important meeting. Everything is arranged around you and your schedule.

Whether you plan to sell your home or just want to benefit from a free valuation, online estate agents offer a great service. With convenience built in, property portals are here to stay. If you haven’t tried one yet, now is a great time. Property prices are currently booming, so you may be surprised to discover how much your house is worth.

For a free valuation and to learn how Open House Brighton could help you, get in touch with our team on 01273 830987 or email us on

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