A new agency called Eazy Agent has launched - it’s another online operation, this time with a starting price of £249.
For that sellers get a listing on each of the three top portals, a memorandum of sale, floor plan and other services described by the agency itself as “creative ad copy, vetting of all prospective viewers and professional negotiation service.”
It uses a 30 day rolling contract which can be cancelled without an exit fee.
Additional costs are levied for an advertising board, accompanied viewings, an EPC and what the agency calls “a marketing booster” and “completion management”.
Lee Farrell - one of the founders of the Leeds-based agency, interviewed by the Yorkshire Post - says his objective is to make house selling “affordable for everybody.”
More expensive options for sellers include an all-embracing fee of £1,749 which covers the sale, conveyancing and removals.
The company says this latter option is unprecedented in the UK “because it not only includes your legal fees but also your conveyancing fees, premium listings on all major property portals, photographs of your property taken by the Property Photographer of the Year, help with the cost of your removals, a box of essentials on moving day and we even provide a professional dog sitter on the day if required.”
The agency’s publicity material follows a familiar online theme, saying: “In the past, people have been very limited when it comes to selling their house. Then the internet revolutionised the whole process, this handed more power to you, the seller. Selling your home online is so much easier and massively more cost-effective. An Online Agent does everything your average High Street Agent does but without all the overheads so costs are kept to a minimum, and the savings are passed to the customer.”
“We’re really proactive in what we do” the Yorkshire Post is told by Farrell, who set up the agency with colleague Stuart Busuttil.
“Me and Stuart are both salesmen. We’re not sitting around waiting for calls. We believe things can be done differently and better. We couldn’t meet up [during lockdown, when the preparation for the new agency was undertaken] so everything was done over the phone via Skype … Google and YouTube became our gurus.”
When we checked last evening, the agency had six residential properties for sale.
You can see the new agency’s website here.