How It Works

How do online estate agents work and how is Housesimple different? Here’s everything you need to know about selling your home with Housesimple.

How does selling with Housesimple work?

If you’re new to the world of online estate agents or trying to sell a home for the first time, then welcome. Selling with an online agent allows you to save money and market more efficiently, but in our case, we do things a little differently — because we sell homes for free. 

Housesimple was founded in 2007 as one of the first online estate agents. We know that traditional methods were expensive and complicated — and we knew we could do better. In fact, we thought selling your home should be a joy. We still do. And now we’re making it free. 

We’ve helped over 27,000 people move — and saved them hundreds of thousands of pounds in traditional estate agents fees. In fact, we put a new home on the market every hour. 

How does it work? Well, we like to keep three words at the heart of everything we do. To put it simply: we’re simple, we’re transparent, and we’re free. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about selling your home with Housesimple. We’re the fastest-growing agent in the country for a reason.

Our process

We want to make your selling process as easy as possible — and maybe even a little fun. Here’s how it works. 

1. Book a valuation  

If you want to sell your house with Housesimple, the first step is to book a free valuation. We’ll send a local expert around to your home, but there’s no pressure. We’ll book it at your convenience and there’s no obligation to sell with us. Really. We think that’s important. 

When the local expert comes, they’ll even take photos and make a floor plan — which is included in our free service. Then you’ll get a tailored valuation, taking into consideration all of the quirks of your home and the local market to find a pitch-perfect selling price. If you want to take things up a notch, we also offer a premium service with professional photos and video trailers for your home, but it’s completely up to you.

2. Get on the market

Once we have the valuation and materials, the sales process can begin. We advertise on the most popular sites and pull from our personal data bank of potential buyers to start getting interested parties through the door. Zoopla, Rightmove, and 100s more — pretty much any site that you’ve browsed, we've got it covered. 

We like to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your listing. That’s why you can review and update your listing in a flash — and you can do it from anywhere using our online system. Tweak the description, photos, even the price and respond to feedback from viewings in real-time. 

Any viewing requests, feedback, and offers will be instantly delivered to your account and you’ll get a text update (we like to be thorough). You can communicate with any interested buyers instantly. But you’re not on your own — you’ll still have all of the help of our dedicated experts. And we’ll always be there if you need us — with a human voice at the end of the phone. 

Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was that simple? 

3. Selling your home — for free

We’ll be with you right through to the finish line. Our team handles negotiations and sales progression and your dedicated experts will be there to hold your hand until you sign on the dotted line. That’s part of our free service — and our experts take it very seriously. In fact, we’ve sold over £3,000,000,000 of property since we started — and sold about £2m per day last year. We’re not messing around. 

Selling can feel like an overwhelming process, but we promise to do our best to make it a breeze — and you never have to feel like you’re doing it by yourself. We’re here to make life simple for you, after all.

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