BE YOUR OWN AGENT? OR LEAVE IT ALL TO US – MARTIN & CO ELY OFFERS SELLERS TWO CHOICES TO SELL YOUR HOME, WITH THE LAUNCH OF THEIR FIXED FEE ONLINE MARKETING SERVICE FOR £499.
Who knows your property best? As an already established ONLINE ESTATE AGENT IN YOUR LOCAL AREA we will provide you with all the guidance and support you need to sell your home at a fraction of the cost of a traditional Estate Agency Service. Vendors can still choose between Martin & Co’s traditional, competitive, commission based estate agency service or its new fixed fee online service where the vendor handles their own sale.
For an up-front fee of £499, vendors will be able to advertise on the UK’s largest property portals, including Rightmove and Zoopla and receive the expert knowledge and property services from the ‘on the ground’ local Martin & Co office.
As part of its online service, Martin & Co will handle the initial stages of the sales process, including advising vendors on valuation and how to achieve the best price for their property, completing photography and particulars for the customer and relaying enquiries from potential buyers.
Martin & Co will not charge commission on sales through its online service. If customers decide to switch within the first two weeks to Martin & Co’s traditional services their up-front fee will be deducted from the commission payable on sale completion.
Commenting on the launch of its online sales service, Martin & Co’s Chief Executive, Ian Wilson, said:
“In a first for the UK estate agency industry, Martin & Co is providing choice and offering both traditional and online estate agency services to vendors.
“While we believe the traditional service will continue to be the norm, a growing number of people are choosing to personally manage the sale of their property through online platforms.
“Our new online offering offers a low cost alternative to vendors who want to look after their own sale, but at the same time provides the highest quality service to market their property effectively and help them to achieve their desired price.”
Debbie Cullum, Director at Martin & Co Ely added, “Buying a property is unlike any other type of purchase. We encourage people thinking of selling their property locally to contact Martin & Co Ely on 01353 809386 to learn about our sales service options and find the approach which best suits their needs.”
The launch of its online sales service marks another significant development at Martin & Co, which extended its property sales offering in 2012. In December 2013, the shares of MartinCo Plc, the holding company of Martin & Co, began trading on AIM of the London Stock Exchange.