17 July 2005, Cambridge, UK
Thanks to the internet, more people than ever in the UK are contemplating selling their property privately. Estate agents' fees can push up the price of a sale disproportionately and sellers are increasingly looking for better deals but without the hassles usually associated with private sales. To take the sting out of agency costs, Home.co.uk, Britain's best property portal, has broken the mould by tying up online estate agent, House Network.
Although over 75% of customers say that the internet is the first place they would look to browse property, selling property privately by the same route has, until now, only been seen as the preserve of the adventurous. Now, the new Home.co.uk - House Network partnership will offer even the most prudent buyers and sellers the benefits and advantages of a conventional estate agency, coupled with modern internet selling strategy, at a fraction of the usual estate agent fees.
House Network's simple, structured selling package is highly competitive when compared to its high-street cousins, whilst retaining all the service elements of the traditional estate agent, familiar to most buyers and sellers. This includes all services from measuring-up to completion. The whole selling process becomes much simpler and cost effective, and completely accessible from a desktop PC 24/7.
As part of the deal, all home sellers using House Network will get their properties immediately promoted in premier Home.co.uk listings and gain the chance to be spotlighted as 'Property of the Week' on the home.co.uk homepage. By tuming up with portal partner Home.co.uk , House Network will further enhance viewing ratings for its properties for sale site, which now approach an incredible 15 million user-sessions month.
"Customers love it because they can stay in control of the process and fit it in at times to suit them. They get the best of both worlds - they benefit financially by selling without paying out large commissions, and at the same time, they know they have the guidance and opportunities available from an experienced and accredited professional agent" explains Doug Shephard, HomeCo's Business Development Director.
Mark Readings, Joint MD at HouseNetwork, commented:"Our partnership with HomeCo has raised both our standing and awareness in the property sales market."
HomeCo is pleased to offer help and advice, however customers want to sell their property. Please visit us at www.home.co.uk/selling/
Notes for EditorsOver the last 22 years, Home.co.uk has become established as a dynamic, innovative and ethical service. By providing the UK's most comprehensive Property Search and Estate Agents directory coupled with detailed House Price analysis, Home.co.uk delivers the real power of the Internet to inform and empower estate agents, homebuyers, renters, landlords and sellers in across the UK.
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