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Now known as Strike

Housesimple Overview

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:

Who are Housesimple (Strike)

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'.

Steps to selling through Housesimple:
  • 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

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What service(s) do Housesimple Estate Agents provide?

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.

Where are Housesimple based?

The primary areas that Housesimple covers are Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

Their head office address however is as follows:
  • The Octagon

  • Middleborough

  • Colchester

  • CO1 1TG

Housesimple reviews

Housesimple or Strike have a modest 4.3 rating on trustpilot, which is a fairly good review score with 82% of people giving them 5 stars. However, the company does not seem to personalise their responses as they just copy and paste their replies for each negative comment.

Take a look at reviews for Housesimple:

PlatformReviewsRating3 Stars & under

Reviews correct as of 18/12/2023

Housesimple fees

Housesimple state that they make selling your house "simple, transparent and free".

Here is what they say if free or an optional extra:

  • 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)

Why Housesimple Estate Agents changed names to Strike?

Housesimple has had a name change, changing to their new name Strike. This change of name is not just simple brand change but its a change in the direction they want to take the company.

They have expressed wanting to become more mobile friendly and they want to expand their free model. They want to become the "Northern powerhouse" of the estate agency world and this change in their eyes will make it happen.

Additional options:
  • EPC for £90

  • Hosted viewings if you haven't the time to do them yourself; unlimited for £315 or pay as you go

Positives and negatives of Housesimple

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
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Frequently asked questions

Have you got a question about Housesimple? We've compiled some of the most common and answered them below:

Why did Housesimple rebrand to Strike?

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.

How do they offer free property listings?

They rely on selling additional services such as conveyancing or you boosting the listing for instance.

When I use Housesimple (Strike) do I have to host my own viewings?

Yes if you want to keep things free, they offer an additional service which means they will do the viewings for you.

Are Housesimple a purely online estate agent?

Yes, they are a completely online estate agency solution.

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