Five Reasons Why You Should Switch To An Online Estate Agent
Selling your house is a big deal and naturally you’ll turn to an estate agent for help but have you ever considered using a local online estate agent? A local online estate agent, we hear you cry, how on earth does that work?!
A bricks and mortar estate agent might be the traditional choice because they’re on the high street, you can see their presence and you can walk in and chat to them. The alternative online estate agent can offer you a better financial deal and great flexibility. But when you’re planning your next home sale a local online estate agent can offer you the best of both worlds; with the low costs and flexibility of an online estate agent but with knowledge and experience of your local area. A local online estate agent will be at the end of the phone morning, noon and night as well as being able to meet you in person.
A Local Online Agent Will Save You Money
Traditional house and home estate agents normally work on a percentage of your property sale which can vary from under 1% to as much as 3.5%. If your house is worth £500,000 that could lead to you shelling out anywhere between £5,000 and £17,500 – an eye-wateringly large amount when you also have stamp duty, solicitor’s fees and moving costs to factor in. A purely online estate agent will more likely take an upfront fee of anywhere between £400 and £2000; the upfront cost guarantees they will be paid regardless of if the property is sold or not.
Open House Brighton however, takes a much lower percentage of 0.6% which means you can slash your moving costs substantially. By reducing unnecessary overheads, such as high street offices, Open House Brighton invests in technology to improve efficiency and using our local knowledge and experience; we are able to offer you a fully personalised and efficient local estate agency service at a fraction of the cost.
Selling Your Home Online
Open House estate agents doesn’t have a shop front as over 95% of buyers now look online, this enables us to save costs and pass that saving onto you by offering our services with a much smaller commission. What this means for you is that you are casting your net precisely where it needs to be; online yet still localised to get the right people enquiring.
According to research; because of the increase use of smartphones and mobile browsing a whopping 95% of people start the search for their new home online. The bottom line is if you’re not online, you could be losing out.
But how can an online estate agent provide the same local expertise as a traditional estate agent you might wonder. Easy, Open House are local agents, it can’t be denied that traditional estate agents possess a great deal of knowledge about the areas you wish to buy and sell in – they will know they market, the kind of area it is and all its good and bad points. However, Open House have the same local knowledge and are are able to offer the same level of personalised guidance that a traditional estate agent does.
Stuart and Neil of Open House Brighton are experts along the Brighton to Seaford coastal strip, having worked in the area for over 29 years. So whether you’re selling in Brighton, Peacehaven, Newhaven or Seaford, Open House can help you along every step of the way. Known in the local area as the number one helpful and passionate estate agent, see what locals had to say about Stuart and Neil here.
24/7 Contact With Your Estate Agent
Unlike high street estate agents who generally operate 9 to 5 hours you can have constant access to an online estate agent. Everyone leads busy lives and it’s not always convenient chatting to your home estate agent during working hours. But by going a local online estate agent you can have that conversation whenever you want. You can instruct them to sell your house at 11pm if you choose and there will always be someone listening!
Online estate agents can also offer plenty of advice on all aspects of house moving and selling. EPC ratings, mortgages, insurance and conveyancing – online agents have just as much knowledge to provide you with the best possible information. That combined with the years of local experience; Open House can be on the phone early in the morning or late at night with genuine advice and guidance.
Personalised And Expert Service
At Open House we believe that service is king; Stuart and Neil offer a one-stop-shop approach for all your estate agent needs. This includes; mortgage advice, insurance and conveyancing – they are passionately involved during the entire process to ensure you get the highest level of service and get the best result for you.
The ultimate aim for Stuart and Neil is to make every sale and purchase as painless as possible for you. Their commitment to being available 24/7 with local knowledge and real passion for their craft coupled with their low 0.6% commission rate ensures that they give you the best possible service for the best price. See all that Open House has to offer for selling and buying property.