Online Estate Aget beats High Street rival…
The BBC’s The One Show recently pitted online estate agents against traditional High Street agents. We were not surprised to see the online estate agent voted as providing the best service in the show.
In the show Settled, an online estate agent, was pitted against Madison Oakley, a traditional High Street estate agent in Bath. Three lots of buyers were shown around a property firstly by the homeowner, who was selling through Settled, and then by the high street agent. At the end of the experiment each buyer was asked to choose their preferred method. Four out of the five buyers chose the online agent.
One buyer commented: “The lady owner impressed us with her personal knowledge…she could tell me what it was like to live in this building, in this flat, on this road.”
The home seller Deb Wright who had chosen to sell her 3 bedroom flat in the centre of Bath through the online agent said: “I chose Settled initially to save money because it was a lot cheaper. I was also curious to see if I could actually do it.”
By selling with the online agent the owner saved around £8,000 in fees.
To watch the full episode of The One Show see the BBC iPlayer clip (the estate agent feature starts at 02:00).