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How to sell my house online

Selling your house online has a lot of people curious — but if you’ve always done it the traditional way, you may have some questions. Firstly: What does selling online even mean?

How to sell your house online

Every online estate agent works differently, but selling your house online means using an agent that doesn’t have an in-person location. They use technology and expertise to market your listing. Plus, because they’re not paying for in-person offices, they can pass the savings on to you.  

But every online estate agent has their own approach. At Strike, we offer a full estate agent service that puts you in the driver’s seat, without any fees — but more on that later. 

Selling my house — what do I need to know?

First things first — selling your home is a big undertaking, so we've put together some materials to help. What documents do I need to sell my house? We've got you covered right here. Do I need planning permission to sell my house? There's a guide for that. What about taxes when selling? Here's what you need to know.

If you're not sure where to begin, it's worth checking out our selling guides to get your questions answered.

Now, let’s take a look at the different ways to sell your home and what selling your home online has to offer.

Offline ways to sell your house

When it comes to ways to sell your home, you’re probably most familiar with traditional high street agents — but there are actually a few different options out there. They all have their individual pros and cons.

Traditional agents

You’re probably familiar with traditional agents. To sell with them, you get a valuation and then sign a contract — locking you into an agreement with them for up to 13 weeks.

PROS 

  • Physical office

  • Recognisable names

CONS

  • High fees — usually 0.75% to 3% 

  • Long contract tie-Ins

  • Not always tech-friendly

At auction

A lot of people like the idea of an auction for a quick sale — and, in some cases, it can be quick. But there are a couple of catches. 

PROS 

  • Quick sale

  • Quick payment — normally within 30 days

CONS

  • Flat fee and auctioneer fees, up to 2.5% 

  • Won’t necessarily achieve the best price

Selling privately

The idea of selling a home privately can be tempting, especially if you’re looking to avoid paying agent’s fees. But it’s not always that simple, especially if you’re looking to get the most money for your property.

PROS 

  • Avoid estate agent fees

  • Only deal with buyers you know

CONS

  • Awkward negotiations 

  • Won’t always achieve the best price

  • No guidance through the technical side of selling 

Can you avoid high fees while still getting help selling your home? That’s what Strike is all about."

Selling your home online

The most obvious benefit of selling online is the price. Online estate agents don’t have to pay for brick-and-mortar shops, so they pass the savings onto you. But it’s important to know that not all online estate agents are the same. 

We can only speak for ourselves, but we try to make things as straightforward as possible, offering a full service for free — with optional add-ins only when you want them.

Some estate agents may charge you a flat fee that you pay upfront, others may ask you to pay on completion. With us, you don’t have to pay at all, if you don’t want to. 

How selling with Strike is different

Think that selling your home should be a little simpler? And a lot less expensive? You’re in the right place. Here’s how the Strike model puts you in charge of your home sale — and how we do it for free. 

Your home valuation

Our local property expert will visit your home to give a bespoke evaluation — with no fee and no obligation to sell with us. We’ll talk to you about your needs and sales expectations. We’re there to advise on price, talk you through the major property marketing sites, and go over next steps — whether you choose to sell with us or not.

Get on the market

Time to go on Strike. Once you’re happy with the valuation, we can get your listing online within a few hours. We list on Rightmove, Zoopla, and 100s of other sites — along with any interested buyers we have in our records. Then, the magic happens. We start getting viewings booked in and potential buyers through your door. 

We think you’re the best person to sell your home, so we encourage sellers to host the viewings. After all, nobody knows your home like you do.

Not going to be around? Don’t feel like hosting? Don’t worry about it — we offer hosted viewings for an additional fee.

Selling your home

We offer a fully-managed service — that means we’re with you, every step of the way. We’ll negotiate offers on your behalf to make sure you get the best possible price and we manage the legal to and fro all the way until the end. Any questions, any concerns, any niggles — we’re at the end of the phone for you. And we’ll do it all for free. 

Sound good? We think so, too. Book a no-obligation valuation here to get started.

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Frequently asked questions

Often, yes. There are a lot of factors that will decide how fast your home sells — your asking price being one of them. But online estate agents can often move more quickly than traditional ones, using better data and online resources to ensure your home is viewed by as many people as possible.