Could Yopa be the estate agent for you? Yopa claim a 'smooth move' if you sell through them.
They offer a complete service covering everything traditional estate agents cover, and they're also open evenings and weekends.
To sell your home through them, you only need to pay one fixed fee. There are no hidden fees and no commission.
Furthermore, you only need to pay once you've sold, but you can choose to pay upfront if you prefer.
Although they are an online estate agency, they do have local estate agents with knowledge of the area.
Using YopaHub, their online tool, you can keep track of viewing requests, offers, and feedback.
Yopa have partners who can help you with house repayments and conveyancing, and every customer receives a free utilities switching service.
Yopa provides a free valuation, which is the first step of their selling journey:
Book for your local Yopa estate agent to visit who will value your home and let you know the reasons behind the valuation.
Once you're ready to list your home on the market just let Yopa know
Yopa offer 3 different ways to pay; upfront, monthly, or once sold
Your local agent who you met at your valuation will be the one to create your property listing. This will appear on Rightmove, Zoopla, and PrimeLocation, where 98% of buyers start their search
You can either host viewings or pay a fee for your Yopa agent to hold them
Yopa can provide help with these
With your approval, Yopa can sort out offers and negotiate the best price
Yopa offer a variety of packages to choose from. There are 3 different payment options and each of these has a core or premium option. The premium option includes a premium listing and the viewing pack for unlimited hosted viewings by the local agent. They both include:
Dedicated local estate agent
For sale board
Core - £889
Premium - £1388
No sale, no fee
Core - £1,999
Premium - £2,498
Viewing package - from £300 (included in Premium)
Premium listings - from £99 (included in Premium)
EPC - £85
Featured property (listing at top of area search results for 2 weeks) - £149
Yopa is rated on Trustpilot, the popular review platform:
|Platform||Reviews||Rating||3 Stars & under|
Reviews correct as of 14/10/2021
|✔ Great reviews on Trustpilot||✖ Not the cheapest, especially if you choose no sale, no fee|
|✔ Different payment options & clear website||✖ EPC is an extra|
|✔ Floor plan and photos included||✖ Bad reviews on Reviews.io|
As far as online estate agents go, Yopa isn’t the cheapest on either of their no sale no fee or their pay upfront options, with some online estate agents having a completely free service.
However, the other online estate agents which are cheaper than Yopa generally don’t offer a complete service like Yopa.
Similar to the other online estate agents, Yopa is doing the job of a ‘traditional estate agent’ but operates completely online, meaning they operate during hours that a high street estate agent wouldn’t, for example on evenings.
Also, just like other online estate agents, choosing Yopa has no guarantee that your house will sell and so there’s an amount of uncertainty that comes with choosing Yopa, or another online estate agent.
With Yopa being an online estate agent, they’re open on weekends and evenings, which is something high street estate agents can’t provide. Also, unlike high street estate agents, with Yopa you only pay a fixed fee upfront, which differs from needing to pay a commission of the sale price to high street estate agents.
Another thing Yopa offer that high street estate agents don’t is the option to either pay upfront or after you sell. However, in the price you pay for Yopa, they will not conduct viewings for you and an EPC isn’t included, both things which a high street estate agent offer as part of their service.
Similar to high street estate agents, you have the option of not paying a penny until you sell if you choose the ‘no sale no fee’ option. However, Yopa will tie you into a minimum of 10 months advertising with them and if you change your mind within this time will still have to pay, even if you choose ‘no sale no fee’.
Also, just like high street estate agents, Yopa can’t guarantee that your house will sell through their service, meaning you could be on the market for months with no success.
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