Introducing Agent Online
An online estate agency business designed to help brokers and IFAs offer clients a new service
How do online agents work? They tend to cover the whole of the country from one central office, allowing them to keep their costs down and consequently charge sellers a much lower fee than most traditional agents.
Importantly the online agent should still list all its properties on the UK’s most dominant and visited property websites, namely Rightmove and Zoopla. These are the sites used by the vast majority of all buyers and sellers but consumers are not allowed to advertise on them directly, they need to go via an estate agent. Traditional ‘high street’ agents advertise on exactly the same websites but they will usually charge the seller a much higher fee, partly to cover their own higher costs.
Most online agents will handle all the enquiries that come in from Rightmove and Zoopla and organise for potential buyers to view the property. All the seller needs to do is show people round the property at the time they agreed. After the viewing, the online agent should then contact the potential buyers to see if they are interested in making an offer. The agent’s job is to obtain the best price they can for the seller.
Once a sale has been agreed the online agent should then instruct solicitors for both parties (buyer and seller) and keep in contact with everyone up until completion
Please see a short company video by one of our investors, Sarah Willingham, explaining how we work:
Agent Online is one of these new breed of agents and we have come up with a brand new concept partnering with mortgage brokers and IFAs to offer their clients a leading estate agency service. We are backed by a group of interesting investors and our primary focus is working with intermediaries in the mortgage and financial planning market place.
The information on this website will hopefully answer any questions you have regarding how the service works and help you decide whether you want to become a Partner or Introducer to Agent Online. The Next Steps page allows you to sign up online. If you have any questions at all please call our support team on 03333 447 007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.