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Archway estate agents branch launches new ‘hybrid’ online service

PUBLISHED: 17:56 07 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:38 24 April 2017

The hybrid service allows sellers to combine managing marketing their property online with in branch services

The hybrid service allows sellers to combine managing marketing their property online with in branch services

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The new service could see you sell your home online for as little as £995 in agency fees

Bairstow Eves estate agents have been established for over 100 years, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving with the times.

Their newly launched ‘hybrid’ service allows users to manage all or part of the process of selling their home online, paying as little as £995 in agency fees.

The service has been rolled out in their Archway branch.

“We know that some people, especially those who have experience selling online or working in the property sector, are keen to see if they can manage the sales process for themselves,” explained Kevin Sims, regional director of estate agency group Countrywide, which Bairstow Eves is a subsidiary.

Those selling their homes can tailor the level of support they require from staff to suit them.

If you feel confident in your skills as a salesman you can go for the DIY approach and manage the whole process yourself and save on fees in the process.

Those looking for a little expert assistance can tailor the level of staff to support to suit, opting to get an experienced agent in to take buyers on viewings or handle price negotiation.

Importantly, the system allows for flexibility should you realise you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.

“We’ve taken the risk out of it for people who do want to try it,” said Mr Sims.

“If you need to upgrade and take advantage of the support we can offer in our branches, we take the money you have already paid into account. To us, it’s not just about marketing or putting something on a website; it’s about helping people to sell their homes.”

The surge in popularity of online estate agency portals has lead to speculation that high street branches could be rendered obsolete, but with only 4 per cent of house sales made online it seems people still prefer bricks and mortar.

Hybrid estate agency services such as this allow buyers to make the most of the technology on offer when marketing their homes, without forgoing the expertise offered by experienced agents.

To find out more visit the Archway branch of Bairstow Eves, 41 Junction Road, N19 or click here.

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