How can I sell my property for FREE?
Its very simple, if you already have an EPC you can sell your property for free through a
Yellow Brick Abode agent by choosing our Test Drive The Market option. Once a sale is
agreed, the buyer pays a sale fee on completion. You can manage your sale through your
online account 24/7. Once a sale is successfully negotiated, the agent will inform solicitors
and chase the sale through to completion giving you regular updates
Do I need a high street estate agent?
Why not get the best of both? Sell through a Yellow Brick Abode agent, giving all the benefits of an experienced high street agent with the cost savings of an online estate agent.
98% of buyers start their property search online from the convenience of their home, or on
their phone. If you have ever used Ebay or Amazon, buying and selling through Yellow
Brick Abode is as simple and convenient as buying a new hoover online! Yellow Brick
Abode empowers you to take full control of your sale and save you thousands of pounds in
Does an online estate agent offer the same service as a high street estate agent?
Yellow Brick Abode is not just an online estate agent. It has been developed as a result of over decade of high street estate agency experience. You can sell your property online through a local Yellow Brick Abode agent who will know the local property market inside and out
Why are we different? With our unique 24/7 service, we offer the ability to be able to book and manage your sale at any time, making it more flexible around your lifestyle. We give you the tools to value your property with our online property valuation calculator and sold prices and enable you to choose the price level that suits you!
We empower YOU to take control of YOUR sale!
And … because we only allow qualified, proceed-able buyers to view properties for sale, you can be rest assured that you can avoid time wasters! You can manage your sale 24/7 online. Once a sale is agreed we’ll inform solicitors and chase the sale through, giving regular updates.
Why are we different?
With our unique 24/7 service, we offer the ability to be able to book and manage your sale
at any time, making it more flexible around your lifestyle.
We give you the tools to value
your property with our online property valuation calculator and sold prices and enable you
to choose the price level that suits you!
We empower YOU to take control of YOUR sale!
And .... because we only allow qualified, proceed-able buyers to view properties for sale,
you can be rest assured that you can avoid time wasters!
What are the advantages of using an online estate agent?
98% of buyers start their property search online going straight to Rightmove and Zoopla.
People are now able to keep up to date with the latest properties instantly online, whether
their grabbing a sneaky peek in the office, or on the sofa in the evening with a cup of tea.
With Yellow Brick Abode, buyers are able to book viewings anytime, long after the high
street estate agents have closed for the day. We also engage with the online property
community via Facebook and Twitter, utilising all available tools to make sure your
property has maximum impact.
We’ll ensure that it is seen by the largest possible audience.
Although we are online based, there is still a friendly voice available at the end of the
phone. Our agents are always happy to speak to our customers
Why should I use Yellow Brick Abode?
It puts you in charge of the process of selling your home. You can sell through a Yellow
Brick Abode high street estate agent, saving you thousands of pounds in fees. You can
even sell your property for free.
Have all the reassurance that as members of the Property Ombudsman, Yellow Brick
Abode and our agents are committed to treating people as we would want to be treated
Even if you do not have a property to sell, you can still find lots of very interesting information on the site. We have a online house price calculator, the latest property sold prices
with price trends, Ofsted school reports, broadband and mobile phone strength checker,
plus much more.
How much will it cost to sell my house?
If you already have an EPC and choose to sell your property through our Test Drive The
Market option, it will be FREE! The buyer will pay the sale fee (Sellers may have to pay a
fee if an EPC is required).
If you opt for one of our other fixed cost options directly online or through a Yellow Brick
Abode agent, you can still sell your property for a fixed fee. There is no time restriction on
how long you market your property for and no hidden surprised costs, or top up fees. Our
pricing is completely transparent.
What is included in the Service?
If you choose one of our fixed fee options, a date will be agreed for the Yellow Brick Abode
agent to visit your property. Once your property details have been uploaded and approved,
your property will be advertised to millions of buyers through the agent on Rightmove,
Zoopla, Primelocation and hundreds of other property websites.
All viewings are booked via our online calendar through users private accounts. Only pre
qualified, proceed-able buyers can book viewings on your property. You can manage your
sale and viewings online 24/7.
Your Yellow Brick Abode agent will negotiate any offers, discussing them with you until a
satisfactory amount is agreed. They’ll inform solicitors and chase the sale through to completion, giving you regular updates.
How long is my agreement with Yellow Brick Abode?
There is no time limit, the agreement lasts for however long you choose it to be. It is a no
commitment way to sell your property with no tie periods, or top up fees.
Should I upgrade to a Premium Listing?
Rightmove advise that they get up to 30% more clicks on Premium Listings compared to a
standard listing. What this means is that your property is displayed more prominently with-n the search results with a larger advert. In addition, the Premium Listing benefits from
three photos instead of just one. The Premium Listing also has an eye-catching descriptive
red banner across the main photo. Ask your Yellow Brick Abode agent about upgrading to
a Rightmove, Zoopla or Primelocation Premium Listing.
Do I need a For Sale board?
Depending on your location, a board can significantly increase your chance of a quick
sale. If your property is near a school, station or a location that sees a good volume of traffic, then having a board could be considered essential. Sometimes its simply the case of
someone telling a friend or family member about a property they’ve seen around the corner! Your Yellow Brick Abode agent will happily erect a board for free.
What if I’m already selling my property with another estate agent, can I still use Yellow Brick Abode?
We are happy to work alongside any agent if they are not already registered with Yellow
Brick Abode. We offer a non-exclusive agreement with no hidden costs. It is down to you
to check your current agents contract to make sure that you will not be liable for dual fees.
A fee will only be payable to us if we introduce the buyer of the property.
Do I need an Energy Performance certificate (EPC)?
An Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC as it is often known, is required by law when a
property is being sold or rented. It informs potential buyers how efficient a property is to
run and heat. If you require an EPC your Yellow Brick Abode agent will able to organise
one for a set fee.
Do I need a floor plan?
A floor plan of your property is a powerful marketing and selling tool. Research by Rightmove indicated that a third of all buyers were less likely to inquire about a property that did
not include a floor plan. Prospective buyers want to know room sizes, which are included
in all our floor plans, to be able to see and understand the flow of the property. Some buyers find floor plans to be
more precise and definitive than photographs.
Why use local solicitors and surveyors?
We truly believe that you get what you pay for when it comes to solicitors. A local solicitor
can make all the difference in the buying process and have consistently proved that local
knowledge is invaluable in the sales process.
If you don’t want to find any nasty surprises after you have bought a property, we always
recommend a survey is carried out prior to the exchange of contracts. This is even more
important the older the property is. A local surveyor will know of any local idiosyncrasies
that can be key in evaluating a property. We will help you find your local solicitor here
How are viewings booked and carried out?
If you choose to sell direct, viewings will be down to you. They do say ‘No one knows your property better than you’
If you don’t feel up to viewings ask your Yellow Brick Abode agent
about carrying out viewings on your behalf. All viewings are booked online 24/7 by only
pre-qualified buyers. Automatic feedback will be received via email within 24hrs after the
How do you qualify potential buyers?
All buyers are pre-qualified. All buyers have to prove their ability to be able to buy by either
providing proof of funding, or supplying information of chains below them if they are selling
Who will negotiate any offers I receive?
Your Yellow Brick Abode agent will carry out all negotiation verbally, with all offers registered and confirmed in writing. Once a buyer shows interest in your property, they will negotiate the sale to achieve the best price for you. Your Yellow Brick Abode agent will inform
solicitors and chase your sale through to completion, giving you regular updates along the way.
Can I amend the information/advert for the property i’m selling?
Yes, just ask your Yellow Brick Abode agent you are selling through, or just get in contact
with us directly.
Can I suggest an alternative date for a viewing?
Yes. Your sale should fit around your life, so you decide when any viewing can go ahead.
Don’t worry, we’ll even remind you before each viewing, as we all get a little forgetful!
Can I see all of my viewings, feedback and offers?
Yes, all your sale information, including viewings, offers and property information is all
viewable in your online account where you can manage your sale 24/7.
Do you verify buyers before they come to view or before they make an
offer on a property?
Yes. All buyers are pre qualified and have to provide proof of funding, or the chain details
of the sale below them if they are selling a property, in order to be able to book any viewings.
How do I book a viewing on a property?
All viewings are booked online on yellowbrickabode.com You
will only be able to book a viewing on a property once you have
registered and been approved by providing proof of funding.
How do I know when my viewing is confirmed?
All viewings are confirmed via email at point of arrangement with a
reminder email 24 hours before your viewing. Your entire diary can
also all be viewed online in your personal account 24/7.
Can I contact the homeowner directly to ask a question?
Yes you can ask the seller questions directly about the property they are
selling. There is an ‘ask the seller a question’ button on the individual property pages. If the seller thinks
that your question could be of interest to other buyers, they can make the question and
answer visible for everyone to see.
How do I cancel or change the time of a viewing?
Viewings can be cancelled via your online account, or you can just call your agent and
they’ll inform the viewer and rearrange the appointment.
Will I receive feedback after viewings?
always ask for feedback after viewings and let the seller know what
the potential buyers thought. If the potential buyers show interest
in the property, we’ll start to negotiate with the buyers
straight away to try and agree a successful sale.
How do I submit a new offer on a property?
Offers can be submitted verbally via the Yellow Brick Abode agent, or online through your
account. All offers are reviewed before you receive a call to discuss the details of the offer
and negotiate the sale. Subsequent offers are usually put forward verbally, but will still be
confirmed in writing.
How will I know if my offer has been accepted?
Your Yellow Brick Abode agent will call you to give you the good news.