A relatively new UK property website, estateagencyfeesdirect.com, is aiming to help UK estate agents gain access to new vendors. The site will also enable agents to market related services.
The website allows property sellers to compare estate agents, by completing an online form and contacting multiple local estate agents to request a quote for selling their property. The service is free to sellers, who can contact up to 10 agents at a time.
The good news for agents is that a basic listing is completely free for them too. estateagencyfeesdirect.com already lists more than 14,000 UK estate agents. It links to each agent’s website, provides contact details and maps, and the facility for sellers to email them. Agents can also elect to pay for a premium listing for £149.99+VAT per office for 12 months.
The company says their test launch in April 2008 resulted in estateagencyfeesdirect.com sending hundreds of vendor sales leads to estate agents for free.
Amanda Thorne of estateagencyfeesdirect.com says: “In the current property market, homeowners are looking at the costs associated with selling and buying, as well as wanting the best possible service. Now, thanks to our free and easy-to-use website, they can save time and hassle finding local estate agents and comparing their services.”
The site also allows sellers to request quotes for various additional services increasingly being supplied by estate agents. These include the production of HIPs (Home Information Packs) and conveyancing services.
estateagencyfeesdirect.com has recently announced a partnership with nethouseprices.com, who provide free and instant house price information for UK users. nethouseprices.com receives over 20,000 unique visitors per day and will link directly to estateagencyfeesdirect.com. nethouseprices.com is free-to-list for agents.