• No solicitor fees
  • Best prices paid!
  • We can buy in 7 days
  • Great customer service
  • Any location or condition
  • Initial offer in 24 hours
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Find out the positives and negatives of selling through Housesimple

Interested in using the company formely 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:

About Housesimple

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 Provide?

Housesimple offer 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. There 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 there 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 house repayments 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

Take a look at reviews for Housesimple:


  • 15,977 Reviews
  • 4.7/5 Rating
  • 1,013 Reviews 3 stars or below

*Reviews correct as of 28/01/2022

Housesimple Fees

Housesimple state that they make selling your house "simple, transparent and free". Here is what they say is 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
  • house repayments Advice (if you choose)

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

Why Not Compare Us?

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?

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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.


How much can you get from our we buy any house service?

Complete a few details to see if your property qualifies and get a cash offer – remember we buy any property, in any condition, in any location!

5 simple steps to having your property sold!

Our quick (but thorough) 5 step sale process means we can buy your house fast and at a great price

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    Check to see if your property is eligible check now

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    Receive an offer from us within 24 hours

  • 03.

    We’ll visit your property & formalise our offer

  • 04.

    We’ll instruct solicitors and pay all fees

  • 05.

    Exchange contracts & complete as usual

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Why choose us as your cash house buyers?

We’re one of the leading we buy any house UK companies for residential/commercial property and land in England and Wales. We buy using our own cash house buying facility meaning we can offer the best prices in our industry and complete the sale quicker than anyone else.

Your options Average sale length Typical cost to you
The Property Buying Company 2-3 weeks £0.00
Other House Buying Companies 2-10 weeks £1000
Property Auction 6-10 weeks £2500-£5000
Online Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £1000(upfront)-£5000
Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £5000

Unlike most of the other options available to you, we are not a broker or middle man, meaning you skip the fees and get a sale quickly and easily.

The Property Buying Company is registered with the Property Ombudsman and is a member of the National Association of Property Buyers

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Properties bought by us
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Of our own money spent buying
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2-3 weeks

Average time taken from initial offer
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