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Find out the positives and negatives of selling through Housesimple

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

Housesimple Reviews

Take a look at reviews for Housesimple:


  • 5,389 Reviews
  • 4.7/5 Rating
  • 266 Reviews below 3 stars

*Reviews correct as of 21/11/2019

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
  • Mortgage 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, 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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How much can you get?

Complete a few details to see if your property qualifies and get a cash offer

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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  • 01.

    Check to see if your property is eligible check now

  • 02.

    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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Independent reviews of our service from

4.73 Average

509 Reviews

Andrew Ashley

Whilst we weren’t able to complete a sale for different reasons the service was excellent! Quick response; no sales pressure; very polite and informative! Would like to think we could do business in the future! Highly recommend! Thank you!

Posted 2 months ago

Trevor Gibson

This firm started off with good intentions made a poor offer but we could have work with this, filled all forms from the solicitor sent off all Id they wanted two weeks later reduced there offer to a steal the property that was valued at £450.000 they offered £240.000 very disappointing beware of this firm

Posted 2 months ago

Gary Adcock

Day light robbery, should be thoroughly ashamed at attempt to steal my home for a pittance, preying on people who are vulnerable, the offer made was derisory and way off the mark of local valuations

Posted 3 months ago


Nick was very helpful and friendly. He explained the process in details. I am still in process of selling and so far I feel really comfortable knowing I can count on Nick. I wish every service I am receiving in life would be like that. Definitely I would recommend.

Posted 4 months ago

wahab ali

really help us alot

Posted 4 months ago

Why sell your house to us?

We’re one of the leading buyers of residential/commercial property and land in England and Wales. We buy using our own cash 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

National Association of Property Buyers The Property Ombudsman

Properties bought by us for cash in
the last 2 years


Of our own money spent buying
property for cash

2-3 weeks

Average time taken from initial offer
to completion