How To Sell Your House For 100% Free, No Catch!

Free Property Listings

When the word “free” gets thrown around there’s always a natural cause for concern; we either expect to get shafted by the small-print which stipulates that we just donated a kidney, or we expect the wheels to fall off after driving 2 miles down the road from leaving the court yard.

So is it REALLY possible to sell your property for free, and if it is, is it even worth doing? Here’s my guide…

So, the million dollar question: is it possible to list and sell your property online for free, with no strings attached? Absolutely.

Intro to selling property online for free

The good news: no longer do we need to rely on our local estate agents and their extortionate fees to sell our home. We can do it just nicely in the comfort of our own home by clicking a few buttons and completing a few online forms.

Welcome to the digital world!

Selling property online for a lot less is officially the fastest growing means of selling property, and it’s a beautiful thing.

With in a couple of minutes we can create a property listing on one out of the many online estate agentssome of which are free, some of which aren’t – and have our property details distributed across the UK’s biggest property portals, including Rightmove & Zoopla, for millions of punters to drool over.

List your property for sale… for FREE

Word of warning, you’re going to struggle to find many ways of getting a free property listing anywhere useful. Operative word being useful, as I’m sure you’ll find a bunch of utterly useless online solutions offering you the world.

Ignore them. They’re a waste of time!

99% of the free solutions are either total junk (i.e. they’ll generate you no leads at all because no one actually visits their website), or you’ll get shafted by an ‘admin fee’ AFTER sale, so technically not free at all (i.e. it’s just a marketing ploy to sucker you in). I’ve also seen a few online agents rank in Google for “free property services” for their “no sale. no fee” packages, which isn’t really free AT ALL! Again, another grease-ball marketing ploy.

Long story short – in my opinion – there’s actually only two services ‘worth using’

Estate AgentRatingDurationIncludes / NotesPrice
Rating
4.6
TrustPilot Reviews
Duration
6 months
Includes / Notes

No fee package
  • 6 months marketing on Rightmove, Zoopla + more
  • Photograghs
  • Floorplan
  • Negotiation
  • For sale sign
  • In-person valuation
  • No sale, no fee
  • 13 weeks Sole Agency contract

*YES, Strike will give you a 100% free valuation, and then sell your house for 100% free if you instruct them!

The catch is: Strike currently only sells properties in England, and in two forms. They provide a "hybrid" service (i.e. which includes a local agent and in-person valuation) for properties in the Midlands, North West & Yorkshire etc. Specifically, the following postcodes: BB, BD, BL, CA, CH1- 4, CH25 - 34, CH41 - 49, CH60 - 66, CH70, CH88, CH99, CW, DG, DH, DL, DN, FY, HD, HG, HU, HX, IM, L, LA, LN, LS, M, NE, NG18 - 24, NG34, OL, PE10 - 12, PE20 - 25, PR, S, SK, SR, ST7 - 8, SY13 - 14, TD, TS, WA, WF, WN, YO.



For the rest of England, they provide a "virtual" service, which still includes free advertising on Rightmove & Zoopla to generate enquiries and an online property valuation report.

Price*FreeInc VAT

Free
Visit WebsiteBook Free In-Person Valuation

PortalRatingNotes / IncludesPrice to Market
Rating

4.5

Reviews.co.uk
Notes / Includes
Technically, The House Shop is NOT an ‘online estate agent’, they’re a portal that will list your property for sale on their own website, just like Rightmove and Zoopla. They’re not as popular as Rightmove or Zoppla and that’s why I personally wouldn’t market my house on their website exclusively (more on this shortly). However, they’re genuinely worth a shot!!
Price
Free
Visit Website

Should you use a free solution to sell your property? What’s the catch?

It’s FREE, you have nothing to lose! There’s no catch.

YES, use the damn free solution!

Stripe (formerly Housesimple)

Stripe is a proper online estate agent like Purplebricks. Their free service is so insane that you might be thinking it’s a wind-up. It’s not.

If you read the details, you’ll also be aware of the catch; their free house selling service is currently only available for properties in England, and depending on where in England your property is (north or south), you’ll qualify for either a feature rich ‘Hybrid’ service or a completely ‘Virtual/Online’ one, and both will get your property listed on Rightmove and Zoopla.

To find out more, you can read my complete overview of Strike’s service. Or, if “free” was all you needed to hear and you’re ready to bite their hand off, you can book a free valuation. BINGO!

Honestly, if you’re in England, I would use Strike. No one else can compete with the price.

The House Shop

I wouldn’t rely exclusively on The House Shop’s free solution because while they’re growing in popularity by the day, and definitely able to generate leads, they’re by NO means as popular as Rightmove & Zoopla, which is where you’d ideally want your property listed to gain maximum exposure.

The amount of traffic and potential buyers Rightmove & Zoopla attract to their websites is ming-blowing!! The reality is, the odds of generating a sale dramatically increase if your property is listed on either of those monsters.

So for the ultimate free marketing solution, you’d be wise to use The House Shop along side Stripe (because they will market your property on Rightmove & Zoopla)…

“Almost” Free solutions (for those that don’t qualify for Strike’s free service)

If you’re currently looking into how you can get a free property listing, then the odds are you’re not looking to spend any money! No judgement here.

However, I think the reality is, most people are willing to pay something, but they’re simply trying to avoid extortionate high-street agents, which on average costs a heart-stopping £4,000.

Since Strike’s free service is only available to those in England, it means the rest of the UK nations need an alternative solution that won’t cost a fortune. Fortunately, there are options. If you’re outside of England (or inside, for that matter) you can get your property on Rightmove & Zoopla (I repeat, which is critical for mass exposure) for as little as £94 inc VAT via alternative online estate agents similar to Strike. While £94 is NOT free, it sure as hell nearly is free when compared to high-street agents price-tags.

Estate AgentRatingDurationIncludes / NotesPrice
Rating
4.9
TrustPilot Reviews
Duration
*Until Sold
Includes / Notes

Standard package
  • *Until Sold marketing on Rightmove, Zoopla + more
  • Negotiation
  • Zoopla featured listing (for 1 week)

*99home advertise their "Standard" package for a 3 month term on their website, but they have told me it's actually "until sold" as long as your listing doesn't qualify as misuse. For example, if you massively over price your property and don't realign it with the market value, they will remove it after 3 months.

Price £94Inc VAT
Normal price: £99

Discount available
Visit Website5% Discount Code: HomePIP5
Rating
4.7
TrustPilot Reviews
Duration
Until Sold
Includes / Notes

Standard package
  • Until Sold marketing on Rightmove, Zoopla + more
  • Negotiation
Price £94Inc VAT
Normal price: £99

Discount available
Visit Website5% Discount Code: PIP5

Honestly, £94 is not a lot to market a property on Rightmove. As far as I’m concerned, that’s as good as FREE.

What about PurpleBricks, Yopa & eMoov?

What about them?

Yup, it’s true, they are also online estate agents, and they’re probably the names that come to mind when you think of “online agents”

You might even be avoiding them – and online agents in general – because you’ve astutely identified that their price tags aren’t even close to ‘free’. All three currently have a starting price north of £800.

But please, don’t let their prices sway you from using the cheaper online agents if you’re looking to spend less on a solution to sell your home.

PurpleBricks, Yopa & eMoov are the most expensive of their kind, and that’s due to the fact their the most well-known thanks to their colossal marketing budgets. Sadly, many aren’t even of the other significantly cheaper and sufficient solutions.

My point is, if you’ve side-stepped the possibility of using an online estate agent because you’ve based your expectations on the price-tags set by the big three, my suggestion is to look into the much cheaper alternatives (like the two I listed above).

Like I said, you could use an online agent, like PurpleBricks, Yopa & eMoov, for as little as £94 to sell your home. That’s almost free.

Conclusion

If you’re in England, use Strike. Their free service is unbeatable. I recommend reading my complete overview of Strike’s service to help you understand why they’re able to provide such a service for free.

If you’re not in England, use one of the cheaper online estate agents (which cost less than £100).

If you want a little extra oomph in your marketing, I’d give The House Shop a spin, too.

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