Find out the positives and negatives of selling through Housesimple
Interested in using the company formerly known as Housesimple, now Strike? We've detailed everything you need to know about them in this article, and you can quickly navigate using the below table of contents:
Based in Colchester, Essex, Housesimple is an online estate agent. They were founded in 2007, and more recently in 2017 won 'My Home Move Award 2017 - Best Online Agent' and 'ESTAs 2018 - Best Online Agent'.
Book a free valuation where a local assessor will take professional photos, create a floor plan and a valuation
Throughout the whole process, they provide you with your own property expert
They have an online system where you can review and update your home's listing, which is displayed on over 500 websites
Viewings, feedback and offers are instantly sent to your account and you can communicate with possible buyers
Your assigned agent will help you all the way through to completion
Housesimple offers a slightly different approach to selling a house on the open market when compared to your more typical estate agent. They offer a completely free property listing, although with somewhat of a catch of course.
Their package is pretty good though, for absolutely no fee they offer you a 6-month listing on Rightmove, Zoopla and more, with photographs, a floorplan, for sale sign and an in-person valuation. How do they make their money?
Well by providing you with their core service for free, they hope that they can get enough money from selling additional add-ons, they earn money when it comes to upgrading Rightmove Ads, acquiring an EPC certificate, hosting viewings for you and offering conveyancing, moving and mortgage services.
The primary areas that Housesimple covers are Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.
Take a look at reviews for Housesimple:
|Platform||Reviews||Rating||3 Stars & under|
Reviews correct as of 28/01/2022
Housesimple state that they make selling your house "simple, transparent and free".
Valuation from a local expert
Professional photos of your home and a floorplan
A dedicated friendly property expert
A for sale board for your house
Listings on Rightmove, Zoopla, and other websites
Negotiations and sales progression
Mortgage advise (if you choose)
EPC for £90
Hosted viewings if you haven't the time to do them yourself; unlimited for £315 or pay as you go
Check out our list of pros and cons for Housesimple:
|✔ Free valuation||✖ Getting an EPC rating is an extra cost|
|✔ Put your listing on over 500 websites||✖ You're responsible for viewings|
|✔ Won awards and great Trustpilot reviews||✖ You communicate with the potential buyers|
At The Property Buying Company, we buy your home quickly for cash. We have no fees, and we can even provide you with a solicitor at no charge.
With us, you don't have the hassle of selling your house yourself or multiple viewings. We are highly rated on both Trustpilot and Reviews.co.uk, and are regulated by The National Association Of Property Buyers and The Property Ombudsman.
Getting a quote with us is easy, and we can buy your property in a timescale to suit you. If you're looking at selling through Housesimple, why not get a cash offer from us too?
Have you got a question about Housesimple? We've compiled some of the most common and answered them below:
According to the Chief Executive, Sam Mitchell, it's due to a change in their proposition and wanting to shake up the traditional estate agent industry with their new "free" offering.
They rely on selling additional services such as conveyancing or you boosting the listing for instance.
Yes if you want to keep things free, they offer an additional service which means they will do the viewings for you.
Yes, they are a completely online estate agency solution.