Estate agent Housesimple has expanded into the Midlands with the introduction of its free service in the City of Nottingham.
Ahead of the official launch on 27 December, home owners in the Nottingham postcode areas of NG1 to NG8 can now book a free home valuation on Housesimple‘s website. The company offers a fully managed service, a team of property experts dedicated to sales, free of charge.
The service begins with a house valuation carried out by a Local Property Partner at no cost or obligation to the home owner. Because Housesimple has an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Nottingham, the firm can help would-be buyers find the ideal home, whether for young professionals in Hockley or growing families in Beeston.
The company claims not to need an office in Nottingham because they put all their resources into researching and understanding the property market in a particular neighbourhood. By using the latest data and most up-to-date technology, their Local Property Partners can undertake all the work of a traditional Nottingham estate agent, for free.
All the company’s services are offered free of charge from start to finish. This means that a home owner can obtain a fully managed sale carried out by a team of dedicated experts, without spending any money. Of course, there are additional costs associated with the sale of a house, such as a solicitor’s fees, moving costs and stamp duty.
Housesimple chose Nottingham as one of the first locations because it is a prosperous and exciting city. The attractive mix of historical areas and modern development means that it has something to offer everyone. Above all, it’s a great place to live, raise a family, start a career or retire to.
A further reason is that the property market is thriving. Regeneration has played an important part in this, resulting in property price increases of 5.6% in one year and a rapid turnover of property sales.
Commission-free property sales
Sam Mitchell, CEO of Housesimple, explains: “We are on a mission to change estate agency for the better, by making the experience of buying and selling property simple, transparent and free.
“As of 27 December, home owners will be able to start selling property free of charge in Nottingham, our first city in the Midlands and the next significant stepping-stone in our plans to expand our business plan nationwide. Not least, Nottingham is foremost in having one of the strongest property markets in the UK.
“The city has witnessed consistent growth in house prices in recent years. Homes are selling promptly and very close to the asking price.
“Since the start of the year, home owners in Nottingham have sold more than £300m worth of property, which means they could have saved around £4.5m in fees if they had not paid commission, which is something they can do now with Housesimple.
“We’re excited about simplifying the process of moving house for people in Nottingham and saving home owners thousands in fees. Looking ahead to the New Year, we will be expanding into even more towns and cities across the UK.”
Housesimple earns referral fees from mortgage, conveyancing and insurance advice provided to buyers and sellers, instead of charging commission or upfront fees for selling homes. We have conducted our own Housesimple review to help prospective sellers understand whether they are the right agent to sell their home.
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