A traditional estate agency has launched a new online package to give vendors the opportunity “to save thousands.”
FranKeys in Lincoln has launched the savvyseller.co.uk website promoting an online sales option where vendors pay a one-off fee starting at £834 including VAT.
The agent provides a valuation, professional photography and brochure preparation, a For Sale board, advice and support at viewing and offer-acceptance stage, and of course listings on Zoopla and Rightmove and up to 50 other online sites.
The website also carries a ‘savings tool’ showing that, for example, on a home valued at around £250,000 the vendor’s saving will be about £4,500. It then equates that saving with everyday consumer products - so the £4,500 would cover 774 months of Netflix subscription, 1,827 cups of coffee, or 83 weeks of average shopping.
FranKeys, which still continues its traditional sales and lettings options from its central Lincoln office, was launched in 2009 by managing director Frances Warriner, who tells the local press that: "The beauty of using Savvy Seller is that you are still getting the full package from an estate agents with local knowledge but at a reduced rate. If you're savvy you can save a lot of money just by doing your own viewings and chase-ups. It's cost-effective and we keep on marketing until a property is sold."
You can see the agency’s online option here.