Over the past few years, online estate agents have increased significantly in popularity. More affordable and more straightforward than traditional estate agents, online agents are able to sell properties just as quickly and efficiently as their high street counterparts.
One of the best known online estate agents is Purple Bricks. Already an established name in online sales, the estate agent markets property across the country. However, Purple Bricks isn’t the only online agent around. In fact, there are a growing number of options out there for those who want to bypass traditional agents and head online instead.
To help you find the agent that’s right for you, we’re taking a look at Elsewhere vs Purple Bricks. Keep reading to find out more.
If you went to a traditional estate agent, you’d probably end up paying between 1% and 3% in fees. While this might not sound like a lot, with the average UK home now selling for £232,574, it can add up to a significant amount. By getting rid of their bricks and mortar offices and moving their sales operations to a digital platform, online agents are able to dramatically reduce the amount they charge their customers.
When it comes to price, Elsewhere beats Purple Bricks hands down, charging just £749 including VAT compared to Purple Bricks’ £999. What’s more, Elsewhere offers its customers a No Sale No Fee option. This means that, in the unlikely event we don’t sell your property, you won’t have to pay a thing.
When you list your property with Elsewhere, it will be posted on the UK’s biggest property portals, just as it would if you listed it with Purple Bricks. This means that over 97% of buyers who visit Rightmove and Zoopla will see your listing, giving you great exposure and ensuring as many buyers as possible see your home.
As well as posting properties to online portals and other digital platforms, Elsewhere uses local agents to show and promote properties offline. This hybrid approach gives our customers the best of both worlds and ensures all our buyers and sellers receive an excellent service.
Elsewhere has an excellent reputation both in the property industry and with its customer base. Recently, Elsewhere was awarded the title of Best Overall Branch of the year in SL1 by leading customer review site allAgents . What’s more, Richie Robertson, sales manager at Elsewhere, was given a 5/5 rating, while Anand, lettings manager at Elsewhere, was 100% recommended and also given a 5/5 rating.
Purple Bricks, on the other hand, has a mixed reputation. According to reviews.co.uk, just 13% of Purple Bricks customers would recommend the company to other sellers.
Elsewhere offers an exceptionally high level of customer service. You’ll have one point of contact from the start to the end of the selling process, ensuring continuity and giving you an agent you can really trust. What’s more, as Elsewhere is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, we’re able to catch every single lead so you’ll never miss a potential buyer.
By comparison, Purple Bricks has very little personal contact. This means you’ll probably speak to a different agent every time you call the company – something that can make the process a lot more stressful.
Learn more about Elsewhere, and the service we offer, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.