choose an Online
How do you find the best
Online Estate Agent?
an Online Estate Agent?
"online estate agents" or 'hybrid Estate Agents' have been setting up online services to abandon offices and save on costs.
most estate agents are 'online estate agents' because
they have a website and they advertise their properties, in one way
or another, online.
term online estate agent was originally coined to refer to Estate
Agent's who's main business base was the website and not local
traditional high Street Offices.
An online estate agent
is often referred to as a none-office
Estate Agent and they can save considerable amounts of money due
to savings on overheads. They can upload your
property details to all the major property portals.
downside is that you will need to conduct all viewings of your home.
The upside is that they will be less expensive - and if you chose
the right one - they can be more efficient in dealing with your
sale, negotiations and buyer communications than a local estate
is a property portal?
property portal is a website which advertises a number of properties
for sale from a number of Estate Agents.
property searches have become easier to do from the internet, estate
agents need less advertising in newspapers and don't receive as many
enquiries in their offices. The property
portals facilitate this by dealing with millions of property
searches by buyers each month.
following are property portals: Rightmove.co.uk Rightmove
Findaproperty Fish4homes Propertyfinder Primelocation
Zoopla ThinkProperty Homes and Property Look4aproperty
Home.co.uk Home Sale Network
local estate agent
benefit of a local estate agent is that they can arrange to
conduct the viewings for you and they are more likely to have some
local buyers who are not connected to the internet and still use
only high street agents to search for property to buy.
satellite or none-office estate agent
order to cut costs some traditional High Street Estate agency chains
are recruiting local Estate Agents who work from home and use a
website for all the usual functions of estate agency similar to an
online Estate Agent - but with one contact for your location and a
private property sale - or private property sale websites could at
one time advertise your property on the major property portals such
as Rightmove - but no longer. Possibly due to pressure from the
Estate Agents, most of the property portals do not advertise
property for sale by the owner. So you are unlikely to get the
necessary exposure without a suitable estate agent.
an Online Estate Agent
an online Estate Agent can save you thousands of pounds in
Estate Agent fees. You need to be sure first that you are happy to
conduct your own viewings and have access to the internet so that
you can set up your online account and check statistics and details.