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

Sell Your House For Free

If you’re on a mission to avoid those gut-wrenching estate agency fees to sell your house (which is approx. £2000 for the average UK seller), then you’ve come to the right place, and you can join the thousands of other sellers desperately asking the same question.

Is it possible to sell your property for free, with no strings attached? Absolutely.

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, or we expect the wheels to fall off shortly after leaving the showroom.

The fear is real and understandable, but against all odds, it really is possible to effectively sell your home without spending a single penny on agency fees, no strings-attached. Take a walk with me…

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Introduction to selling your house 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.

How to list and sell your property… 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 likely a total waste of time!

99.9999% 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).

Moreover, I’ve come across a few online agents rank highly in Google for “free property services” for their “no sale, no fee” packages, which obviously isn’t free AT ALL if they do their job and find you a buyer! Again, another grease-ball marketing ploy.

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

Option 1)

Yes, really! Since December 2023, Purplebricks offer their house-selling service for completely free.

Estate AgentRatingDurationIncludes / NotesPrice
TrustPilot Reviews
6 months
Includes / Notes

Free package
  • Key features
  • Zoopla listing
  • Negotiation
  • For sale sign
  • In-person valuation
  • No sale, no fee
  • 13 weeks Sole Agency contract
  • App - manage viewings, offers & communication with buyers

*YES, Purplebricks now offer a 100% free house-selling service, no strings attached.




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Option 2)

PortalRatingNotes / IncludesPrice to Market

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 Zoopla and that’s why I personally wouldn’t market my house on their website exclusively (more on this further down). However, they’re genuinely worth a shot!!
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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(s)!


Purplebricks is the most largest online estate agent in the UK – it’s insanely popular. Their free service is so insane that you might be thinking it’s a wind-up. But it’s not.

To find out more, you can read my complete overview of Purplebricks 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, no one else can compete with their current offer.

The House Shop

I wouldn’t rely exclusively on The House Shop’s free solution, because even though they’re growing in popularity by the day, and definitely able to generate leads, they don’t attract anywhere close to the amount of eyeballs as Rightmove & Zoopla do. I literally can’t emphasise enough how vast the gap is!

The amount of traffic and prospective buyers Rightmove & Zoopla attract to their platform is extraordinary. The reality is, the odds of generating a sale dramatically increases by listing on either of those monsters, so above all, they’re the places where every seller should ideally market their property in order to gain maximum exposure.

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

“Almost” free solutions (for a bit of variety)

No freebies here, I’m ‘fraid.

But still worth a look, certainly!

If you’re currently looking into how you can get a free property listing, then the odds are you’re trying to avoid spending a penny! No judgement here.

However, I think the reality is, most people are willing to pay something, and all they’re simply trying to do is avoid extortionate high-street agents.

If Purplebricks free package isn’t tickling your pickle (for whatever reason), fear not, because there are plenty of other cost-effective options that might.

I have listed a few alternative and reputable online agents that can get your property listed on Rightmove & Zoopla for as little as £169 including VAT. While it’s definitely not free, it’s pretty darn close when compared to the hefty price-tags of high-street agents.

Estate AgentRatingDurationIncludes / NotesPrice
Google Reviews
3 months
Includes / Notes

Build your plan package
  • Key features
  • Rightmove listing
  • Zoopla listing
  • Pay on listing (not sign up)
Price£169 Inc VAT Visit Website
TrustPilot Reviews
12 months*
Includes / Notes

Sell Your Property package
  • Key features
  • Rightmove listing
  • Zoopla listing
  • OnTheMarket listing

*Rightmove listing is included for the first month, but after that there is an optional renewable listing for £50pcm. So if you end up advertising for 12 months on Rightmove, that's an additional £550 (£245 + £550 = £795).

Price£245 Inc VAT Visit Website

Fees you will need to consider (not everything can be free)

Yes, it’s entirely possible to market your property, find a buyer, and negotiate a deal all for free, but unfortunately, rarely is it the case that you’ll be able to complete the entire process of selling your property without spending a dime. Of course, no one should be surprised by that. I hope.

There are a few services that you will most likely require and certainly won’t be getting for free, so you’ll need to consider the following:

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

    Regardless of how you choose to sell your home, you are legally required to have an energy performance certificate/report (EPC) when marketing your property for sale. This is so all prospective buyers can clearly see how energy efficient your property is so they know how much they should expect to pay on energy bills. Most estate agents will offer EPCs at an additional cost, but you can also easily arrange one independently if you want.

  • Conveyancing fees

    Unless you know how to manage the legal process of purchasing/selling a property, you will need a property conveyancer to prepare and manage all the [boring] legalities, which includes searches, exchanging contracts and title deeds.

    Almost all estate agents will try and up-sell their in-house or recommended conveyancing services because it’s a massive money maker for them. However, that’s usually the most expensive option because most agents will add their commission on top, so you end up paying above retail.

    You can expect to pay anywhere between £500 – £1500 for conveyancing fees. The price can vary depending on the complexity of the purchase, for example, conveyancing fees for a leasehold property is usually more expensive than a freehold property, because there’s more paperwork involved.

    Personally, I would avoid using the conveyancer recommended by an estate agent, because not only are they comparatively expensive, but they often don’t provide the best service.

    You can use this free tool by to receive conveyancing quotes from expert SRA or CLC regulated conveyancing solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers. Average saving is £365.

  • Removal services

    As you’d expect, removal service fees will vary depending on the quantity/weight of goods you wish to transport and the distance to the destination.

    Once again, You can use this free tool by to compare house removals quotes from local and national Ombudsman regulated house removals companies.


Purplebricks free service is unbeatable. If you’re after free, that’s your golden ticket. I recommend reading my complete overview of Purplebricks service to help you understand why and how they’re able to provide such a service for free.

If you want a little extra oomph in your marketing, I’d give The House Shop a spin, too. Although, I wouldn’t rely on it for any meaningful results.

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Mr L 11th January, 2024 @ 11:00

I'm planning to give " I am The Agent" a try in few months...

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The Landlord 11th January, 2024 @ 11:03

Hi @Mr L,

Fine choice. If you do go ahead, please let me know how you get on.

Also, if you're interested, I have a 10% discount available for IamTheAgent.

Best of luck :)

















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