Folkestone based business netanagent.com launched an estate agent comparison website in September 2012 and has already outperformed expectations within a month of launching.
netanagent.com allows those with a property to sell or let to post their details free of charge, and wait for tailored quotes detailing the fees and service offered to be sent back directly from interested estate agents. The property owner can then make an informed choice, and pick the best deal for them, once the offers have been received.
Since the launch, the website has been inundated with requests, both from those with properties to sell or let, and from estate agents wishing to be listed on the site. The website is attracting business from across the whole of England, and is currently listing over £17 million worth of property. In the last five weeks alone, 27,500 visitors have been to the site – outperforming all predicted expectations.
Alex Thorpe, Managing Director of netanagent.com says: “We’re delighted with the feedback from both estate agents and those that have instructed an agent through the site so far. Our aim in launching the site was to turn the property selling or letting process on its head, as for the first time, estate agents have to demonstrate upfront what exactly they will be charging, and more importantly, the value they’ll add to the sales process. We’ve already seen a raft of competitive offers on the table for the homeowner to pick and choose from, and we’re hoping this will lead to a real shake up of the market.”
“What we’re finding is that people are saving significant amounts of money by using this website. For example, one user was coming to the end of his contract with an existing estate agent, by using our site, he managed to save £1,200 on the sale of a property worth £75,000 – which is the equivalent of the moving fees.”
Alex continues: “We’re just one month into launch, and very pleased with the progress to date – we’re striking a balance between providing property owners with the best deal, and providing agents with good quality leads and a stronger online presence. We’re planning to continue our fast expansion for the remainder of this year, and into next”.
To sign up to the service, free of charge, property owners just need to visit www.netanagent.com.