For as long as we can all remember the property market in the UK has been a nightmare. Things are slow, it's frustrating, the process is full of setbacks, everyone seems to dislike estate agents...
We collectively thought that online estate agents were going to come along in the 2010s and revolutionise and "disrupt" the whole industry, and fix everything for us...
But it didn't quite pan out that way. Things are as bad as ever. Some would argue they're even worse.
The move online agents made towards taking upfront fees rather than a percentage on completion (remember those "commisery" ads?) was meant to be part of the revolution... But it turned out that by paying your agent upfront, they didn't have much incentive left to put the legwork in to actually sell your house.
So the debate continues: Is an online agent best? Or a high-street agent one? What about the hybrids? It's still all up for debate.
Using a high-street estate agent and selling your home online have their pros and cons. Find out who we think wins in the battle of high street vs. online estate agents.
Selling a property is not only stressful, it tends to be an expensive process. You’ve got the cost of using agents, solicitors and removal services, and if you’re buying a new property that will set you back too. So let us present you with some tips to help you keep more cash in your pocket.