Who we are
Housesimple, winner of The Negotiator Award for Online Estate Agency of the Year, aims to offer an effective and inexpensive alternative to ‘traditional high street’ estate agents, whilst maintaining the highest standards of customer service.
Established for 10 years and with 3 decades of estate agency experience, Housesimple is keen to offer a full estate agency service from valuation guidance, hosted viewings, negotiation and full management of the sale to completion. We utilise our fantastic technology to massively increase efficiency as well as give you more control over the whole process.
On the recent investment from Sir Charles Dunstone
Housesimple are hugely excited to have backing from a very smart investor, Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse and Chairman of TalkTalk and of Dixons Carphone, together with his business partner, Roger Taylor. They share our strong belief that there's a dire need for innovation in the estate agency industry.
Alex Gosling, CEO of HouseSimple, said: “Online estate agency is a market whose time has come. People are fed-up with the expense and poor customer service of the High Street agents. We sell more of our properties than High Street agents, we achieve a higher asking price and we have much higher customer satisfaction ratings. To top it all, we only charge one tenth of the price they do. With Charles and Roger's backing, we can now turn on the growth tap and save our customers an enormous amount of money and hassle.”
The investment underscores the increasing appeal and growth prospects of the online estate agency market. Today, online estate agents currently represent around 2% of the total UK market, but this is projected to grow to over 20% over the next 5 years. In the past two years, HouseSimple’s own revenues have quadrupled.
Sir Charles Dunstone noted "High Street Estate agencies are not well-loved. They’re behind the curve in seeing the impact of the Internet. Rightmove and Zoopla started it. Now you’re seeing the rapid growth of online agencies, and HouseSimple is in the van."
- We’re the UK’s 2nd largest Online Estate Agency
- We’re 30% more likely to sell your property than a high street agent*
- At 99% we're achieving a higher proportion of the current asking price than High Street Agents at 97%**
- We've sold or let over £2 BILLION worth of properties to date
- We have a 98% customer satisfaction rating†
- Winner of 'Online Estate Agency of the Year’ Negotiator Awards for the last two years
- We're ranked in the top 100 of all agents in the UK in terms of size †† and customer satisfaction†
* Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors,*Excludes HouseSimple customers that cancelled their listing within the first 8 weeks without a sale to take into account average high street agent tie-in periods. For further information on our sales calculations, please click here ** Based on Hometrack data, † Feefo customer reviews, †† Rightmove.co.uk
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