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Why use an "online estate agents"?

Why use an "online estate agents" rather than a local agent? Whats the pro's and con's?

Asked on Aug 9 2011, General in Worthing | Report content

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  • My thoughts would be that an online estate agent could be as good as a high street agent. On the plus side you could save much money opting for the online agent. The down side could be that an online agent might not know your area as well as the high street agent would when marketing property in that specific area. Whether one or the other works harder to sell property, that I would imagine comes down to the attitude of the company or person/s working for them.

    Answered on Aug 15 2011, Report content
  • In our case, we offer a wider marketing reach than almost all the local agents and fees that are 50% lower than all but the cheapest agents. Unlike the "internet" agents, we are based locally and have simply chosen to trade without expensive premises, the savings are passed back to our clients by way of lower fees.

    Answered on Aug 18 2011, Report content
  • We tried several local agents to sell our property, to no avail. It has been on the market for seven years!! One agent had it for 3 years and we didn't get a single viewer. We put it with an online agent last year, and we so far have had 3 genuine viewers, which I believe was down to me contacting them after they made an initial enquiry. The online agent is a fixed fee, paid when we put in on with them. It was just over £200. It remains till sold, with no further fees to pay. Love our house, in no rush to move, but we will have to go one day.

    Answered on May 1 2013, Report content
  • A local agent will always get more money for the seller, the local agent specialises in that area, they advertise locally as well as nationally. When people look for a property they visit the local area, they visit the local agents they talk about the locality. A local agent will do the whole package - details, photos, plans and viewings. You get what you pay for in this world cheap fees means less money for the agent to spend on quality staff and marketing. You pays your money you takes your choice. A local agent will always get more viewings and more offers, more offers means the chances are raised of getting a higher offer. People like to deal face to face with that agent and get top service.

    Answered on Aug 5 2013, Report content

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