Another local agent has launched an online offering.
MoveSmart has been launched by Kent agent WH Breading on the firm’s website.
It charges vendors from £750 plus VAT. It is not a bought-in package but the agent’s own idea.
Unusually, it simply invites would-be vendors to register their details.
The branch team picks up the inquiry, gets in touch and discusses a suitable package.
It emphasises that each package will be different, but does say that while there is “zero per cent commission, there’s 100% customer service”.
For example, if an online vendor cannot make themselves available for all viewings, then that element can be added in. If negotiations become tricky, then the seller can ask for the agent to take over.
Director Duncan MacKinnon said: “We realise that our customers are looking for new and innovative ways of selling their property and we want to respond to that.
“Although similar ideas have been explored, no one offers the same local, independent, human service that we can through using MoveSmart.”