SALES NEWS :- The bubble burst? Drop in sales via online estate agents
Online estate agents have always had only a small share of the total number of homes sold across the country – and now that share is getting smaller still. new research shows:
- only 7.2% of homes sold in June, July and August were through online agents;
- this is down from 7.6% in the previous quarter
- one major online agency has closed completely in the past month
The experts behind this research, from a consultancy called TwentyCi, say they are surprised at the drop in online agencies, suggesting this may herald a return to the higher customer service values identified with High Street estate agencies.