No sooner do we run a story on a new online agent offering a £99 package than just days later along comes another – under-cutting it with a £25 deal.
Daniel Thomas Estates yesterday tweeted the offer for May as a “£25 Zoopla listing offer”. Zoopla yesterday evening told EYE it was investigating after we drew its attention to the offer.
The agent is based in Coventry.
On Zoopla yesterday its description read: “Daniel Thomas Estate Agents is a different kind of estate agency. We give you personal service you’d expect from a traditional agent, but 24 hour. Our online platform that makes everything much easier. Covering both sales and lettings, we are able to offer a truly comprehensive service for a fraction of the cost because we don’t have high street offices.”
According to its website, its packages are £50 excluding VAT and £199, again excluding VAT, with the higher price including photography and a board.
Both packages offer services such as negotiation and viewings. A note at the bottom of its website describes the company as DT Property Auctions LTD Trading As Daniel Thomas Online Estate Agents. Neither its own website nor Zoopla was showing any properties.
Dan Tyldesley said in his tweet that the offer was for people with homes for sale or let, who wanted to “be seen by thousands on the major property portals such as Zoopla, but don’t want to pay high estate agency fees. Look no further, for a limited time only we are offering our basic package for just £25 plus VAT”.
When we contacted Tyldesley, he confirmed to EYE that the £25 plus VAT offer is for a limited time only “as this is usually £50 plus VAT”.