Not all online estate agents work the same way. You have to make the right decision for you, so we've looked at Strike vs. Yopa to see how they line up.
When it comes to selling your home, the first decision you need to make is choosing an estate agent. In fact, it's probably the single biggest decision you'll make when selling. While there are a lot of online estate agents out there, they don't all work the same way. There are different contracts, different approaches, and different fees (or in our case, no fee at all — more on that in a minute).
There are some overlaps between Yopa and Strike when it comes to their core service. You can get free valuations, photos, and more — plus no expensive overheads and a saving that's passed on to you. But there are some pretty important differences, too.
The most obvious difference is that with Strike, we'll always sell your home for free. With Yopa, you'll pay to list whether they sell your home or not — or you can choose the 'no sale, no fee' option, but that will cost you more in the long run. Plus, there are different prices for different areas, like whether you live inside of London or not. You also need to get in contact with them to learn more about the 'no sale, no fee' option — you can't find it right on their website.
So, what does it all mean? There are some overlaps between Yopa and Strike — but there are some pretty important differences, too. With Strike, we'll always sell your home for free. With Yopa, you'll pay to list whether they sell your home or not — or you can choose the 'no sale, no fee' option, but that will probably cost you a lot more in the long run.
Ultimately, it's your choice. Choosing an estate agent is a big decision — you're choosing to trust someone with your most valuable asset. You need to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident with whoever you're working with. We can't make that decision for you.
So take your time with it — do a little research, have a few valuations done and pick the agency — and service — that's right for you. We think that offering you a fully-managed service for free is the best way forward, but that's just us. It's your money, it's your call.
Want a little help? We've made a list of questions you should ask a potential estate agent that can help you get a feel for whether they're a good fit. And if you have any more questions, feel free to reach out — that's what we're here for.
If you're seriously considering going on the market and need an accurate figure, book a valuation with your local Strike Agent. In the current climate, we’re happy to offer a virtual valuation at your convenience.
There’s never any obligation to sell with us. If you do want to go ahead, we can have your home online in as little as a few hours.