Purplebricks.com, an online agency being launched next month with high volumes of investment from businessmen linked to the Capita outsourcing giant, has revealed more details about how it is likely to operate.
It describes itself as the world's first 24/7 estate agent that combines the human face of the estate agency model with a unique, interactive digital approach.
In addition to an online offer it will have unspecified full time dedicated support from a team of highly trained and experienced local property experts.
Customers selling their property can book a free valuation before paying a fixed fee of £599 inclusive of VAT. In return they will get written details, floor plans, professional photographs and a listing on all major portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation.
EAT reported earlier that week that landlords are also being courted by Purplebricks' planned lettings service, which costs £199 including VAT.
The site has now named Ventrica (an outsourcing company) as the provider of its customer contact services.'