‘Whole-market’ portal The House Shop brings together homeowners and professionals
Selling or letting out your home can be tricky at the best of times, and a nightmare at worst! Especially when you consider the hefty estate agent fees that will need to be paid come completion. But property portal The House Shop – listed in our Directory here – has stepped up to the plate to help sellers and landlords find a route to market that works best for them, with a new ‘whole-market’ model that promises to change the way we sell and let property.
All homeowners will have to choose how they want to sell or let their property, but for many this decision revolves around Foxtons vs Savills and overlooks a more fundamental choice – How do I want to sell my property?
The traditional high street estate agency has ruled the market for decades, but with online-only agents and DIY or For Sale By Owner websites gaining popularity, more and more homeowners are looking beyond their local estate agent and trying alternative options. Property portal The House Shop is the first portal to bring together high street agents, online agents, private sellers, landlords and property auction houses to create a truly ‘whole-market’ option for homeowners. Whether you want to find the best high street agent, secure a listing on Rightmove and Zoopla with an online agent, or put in the extra effort to save money and undertake a DIY sale, The House Shop is here to help.
For savvy consumers whose main priority is keeping costs down, the DIY or For Sale By Owner package is an obvious choice. While this route to market is not right for everyone, especially those with little time and effort to spend on the process, it is by far the cheapest way to sell or let a home in the UK.
Until now, DIY sales services and estate agents have been at odds, rarely appearing in the same space. But thanks to The House Shop, homeowners can now compare all their options in one place and find a route to market that works for their needs and their property.