Ivy Gate Lite
Our entry level service. For a one off up-front fee you can list your property on all the major portals including rightmove, zoopla and primelocation. Our ‘lite’ option is designed for people who want to manage their sale or let themselves. We will provide all the tools you need to market your property; photographs, floorplans, a sale board and a listing on all the major UK portals. When we generate enquires, we screen the buyers and tenants and if they are suitable, we will arrange the viewings with you. You will then conduct the viewings. Crucially we will still negotiate offers on your behalf; an element which most clients feel less comfortable with and an advantage over conventional online approaches. When a sale or let is agreed, you manage the process to completion or move in. A simple, cost effective way to be your own estate agent, with the our support, providing all the tools you need to market your property effectively.
Who is this service suitable for?
Our basic service is designed for those who simply want their property online but don’t want a full service from their estate agent. The client would be responsible for their own viewings. However, unlike the National online agents, you have the benefit of a truly local point of contact who can help and advise throughout the process, not a call centre.
- Simple, low cost option.
- Conduct your own viewings.
- Manage the sale or let yourself.
How does this compare to other agents?
Our simple one off fixed fee of £750 is incredibly competitive in the market. Pricing for online estate agents ranges from £475 to £1500 (source: homeowners alliance). However, the online agents rarely conduct accompanied viewings, negotiate offers, progress sales, or have local representatives. These service options normally come at an additional cost from the list price. With Ivy Gate, you get all the features of a low cost listing only option but with the additional benefit of our award winning customer service.
Ivy Gate LiteOur basic service
- Personal valuation & pre-sale advice
Single point of contact
Listing on Rightmove & Zoopla
For Sale board
Why sell with Ivy Gate?
In an industry blighted by poor service and inconsistent communication, we believe that as a seller you should be able to build a proper relationship with your estate agent. We operate differently to most agents; we assign a single point of contact to our clients so that you’re not passed around from person to person when you call. These relationship managers will know your property inside out and will therefore be better placed to deal with potential purchasers, negotiate offers and overcome objections.
An accurate valuation
Our relationship managers are highly experienced and only our most senior staff conduct valuations of your home. An accurate valuation is vital in securing the best possible price. We have a reputation for securing record prices for our clients, combining our expert industry knowledge and an understanding of market conditions. We won’t over value a home just to win your instruction. We will provide honest, straight talking advice on how to market your home to maximise your selling price. On average, we achieve 98.2% of the asking price on our sales.
With over 50% of people now searching for properties on mobile devices, it’s important that an estate agents website is user friendly on devices of all sizes. Our website is fully responsive; which means that our views adapt regardless of screen size. Buyers can search for properties easily on desktop, tablet or mobile and our contact forms work seamlessly too. Your potential buyers can view properties, contact us, and even book a viewing online at the touch of a button. When you choose Ivy Gate, you’re choosing an estate agent who understands the changing nature of property search and how use of technology can simplify the process.
We’re open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm. We are used to operating remotely, and can therefore operate out of hours too. Most of our clients and customers use text, What’sApp and Skype to communicate with their relationship manager. We can provide updates in real time when most other agents are closed. Most of our viewings take place after 6pm, a time when most other estate agents are closed. Our unique business model let’s us operate at times to suit our clients.
You can stay in touch at any time, 24 hours a day, with our vendor portal. Clients can log in to see the key information about their home; viewings, feedback, offers and property statistics can be viewed online with our secure login. We can also provide regular updates via this portal, so we won’t disturb you at work, you can keep up to date at your convenience.
We’re members of the UK’s most recognised professional bodies ensuring the highest possible standards. We are members of ‘The Property Ombudsman’ for sales and lettings, and follow their strict guidelines and code of practice. We are also members of ARLA (The residential landlords association) and are fully compliant with best practice for landlords and tenants.
Multiple Award Winners
We have won a major national award every year since we launched in 2013. We strive to deliver excellent customer service and exceed our clients expectations. In December 2015, we were proud to have been awarded the coveted prize of ‘Best Customer Service’ in the UK for a small estate agent, confirming our business as an innovative market leader in customer service delivery.
Over a hundred 5 star Reviews in 2015
We are proud of our business and of our levels of customer service. We always make sure we ask for feedback from our clients, so that we can constantly review and improve our processes. We have been delighted to receive over a hundred 5 star reviews from our clients in 2015.