Online agent eMoov has claimed that it is outperforming the high street for achieving above the asking price.
eMoov has compared its performance to the latest market data released last week by NAEA Propertymark.
According to the NAEA, 77% of homes sold for under the asking price and only 2% of properties sold for over.
However, eMoov says that in June it had 263 offers accepted, of which 54 were in excess of the asking price.
This 20% of homes ‘sold’ for over the asking price was “a colossal ten times the UK average”, eMoov claims, adding: “Essentially, a customer is ten times more likely to achieve over the asking price using eMoov than by using the average agent.
“As a result, we without question do a better job in achieving a great price for our customers than most, if not all, high street agents.”
It added: “We are leaving the competition in our wake.”
eMoov CEO Russell Quirk strongly suggested that his firm is very strong on negotiating and progression, saying that it is often claimed that “online agents cannot deliver the final aspect of a sale”.
He said: “Not only does the latest data prove otherwise, but it would seem that those that sell glass houses should think again before throwing such claims about.”