Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Why are prices so much cheaper than high street agents?

Doorsteps, efficiently, serve the country from just one main office which deals with all enquiries. We avoid the hefty leases and ‘shop front’ costs.
So - no commission; low overheads and high quality of service.

Why are Doorsteps cheaper than other online estate agents?

The real question is; ‘why are other agents so expensive’?
The Doorsteps mission is that we want to give the best experience possible for selling a property at a price which what we personally think is what we would want if we sold our own places!
Further to this, we maintain low costs, which translates into low prices. Just like Ryanair once upon a time!

What’s the difference between Doorsteps and high street agents?

We can operate 24/7 (i.e phone lines are always open)
No hidden fees, commission or tie-ins
We operate via the online market (bigger exposure market – over 97% of buyers come through the UK portals).

How effective is online property sales?

Over 97% of buyers find homes via Rightmove, Zoopla and the other top portals we list on!

Once fee is taken upfront; guarantee/incentive to sell?

Trustpilot:
We rely on a happy customer to help the business grow. So far we have grown solely via word of mouth on our great service and price, which we want to maintain. With unhappy customers, we do not exist. Simply our motto!

What areas do you cover?

95% of all postcodes across the UK

Can I market my property with other agencies?

We have no problem with dual marketing agents!

Is there a human element involved?

Yes! We pride ourselves on it!
You can call or contact us at any time Email: info@doorsteps.co.uk (we will reply via a call if possible) Telephone: 0208 012 8566

What is the average sale time?

22 days for offer, (based on sales from May till date)

What is the average asking price received for a property?

99%, (based on sales from May till date)

How long has Doorsteps been around?

Approximately 1.5 years, but fully trading almost a year. We have rocketed to 6th largest online agent in this time!

How do I join?

Use the ‘Contact Us’ form below, Call: 0208 012 8566, Email: info@doorsteps.co.uk or use the ‘Can We Help’ below or ‘Sell My Property now’ button
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Packages Questions

Difference between £99 and £199

£99 = dedicated account manager, you provide pictures, floorplan & description. No face to face valuation. + 24/7 viewing arrangement, sales progression and of course, no commission
£199 = All the above PLUS professional pictures, floorplan, description and face to face valuation (pictures make the extra little difference to get the sale) from a local Doorsteps expert. And, of course, no commission.

Do all the prices include VAT?

Yes! No hidden fees or commission at all.

Where will my property be put for sale?

Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and several other smaller portals including Mail Online, MSN, The Sunonline, The Times online, The Telegraph, Nappy Valley, Good Schools Guide, Johnston Press, The Move Channel, Millionplus, Property Pigeon, Nestoria, Trovit, Home, Mitula, Nuroa & Adzuna, Plus more!

Can I view the listing before ‘live’ and online?

Once the advert is ready; a link will be sent to view on Rightmove when it is ‘live’. If you have the £199 package, we will send you the media to approve before it goes online.

Can we add the extras (sale board, EPC, video, professional pictures) after we put the property up?

Yes! At any stage, we can add any extras!

Are there additional costs to change adverts or pictures etc?

No cost at all! After the upfront payment is taken we will change adverts, prices, pictures or upload new images for free, throughout the process.

How long will it take for my property to be ‘live’?

We aim to get the advert ready by 24 hours – 48 hours of receiving images, floorplans and other media.
Rightmove will be live about 24 hours before Zoopla and others.

What is a Rightmove premium/featured listing?

A Rightmove/Zoopla Premium Listing is an enhanced listing which alters the way your property advert appears on viewers’ initial search results. Instead of displaying a single image that you would normally expect to see, a premium listing is highlighted and displays a greater number of photos so that it stands out amongst other listings. By showing off your best interior shots and giving them an idea of the layout immediately, it is a great way to entice viewers to click on your listing. Supposedly up to 100% increase in click throughs!
A Rightmove Featured Listing is another method in place to enhance the listing and allow the property to have more exposure on their website when making a search. The property has a blue box around and will be highlighted at the top of the page when a search is made. This remains until sold Rightmove data reveals that properties with a featured listing receive approximately 45% more people clicking through to view a listing compared to one without

Do I need an EPC?

Yes, for a property to be sold an EPC is needed; we can help!
These last for 10 years and we can do them in a matter of days, all across the UK for just £72!

Once live Questions

Who is point of call for enquiries?

Your dedicated property account manager will be at hand to deal with all enquiries, offer negotiations & solicitor stages and will be here to help throughout the journey of your sale!
And yes, there is no extra cost for this!

How long does the listing remain?

Your listing remains until sold.
Yes, that’s right, the one-off fee until sold or withdrawn! It can be removed and reinstated for free within weeks. It costs just £50 to reinstate after 4 weeks of withdrawal. (if it sold and fell through, re-listing is free).

How do viewings work?

The account manager will book in viewings (if we have all your availability we will book straight away otherwise we contact you first) then you, as the vendor will host the viewings.
The process then comes back to us for offers, feedback and to progress the sale.

PS. Our research show buyers prefer vendors hosting viewings, as they provide a more comprehensive outlook on the property!

Can you do the viewings?

Yes! This extra is £66 per viewing, or £100 per hour for open day slot. Please book with us in advance by calling 0208 012 8566.

Do you have a vetting system?

Yes, of course!
At the point of a buyer offering on a property, we would ensure the dedicated account managers vet the buyers for necessary financial criteria, including proof of funds, mortgage agreements and so on.

Do you deal with sales progression?

Your dedicated account manager will be with you every step of the way till the end. And yes, it is for no extra cost.

Can you provide a solicitor?

Yes, we have a partnership with the UK’s largest conveyancing firm and we can provide a free, no obligation, with our preferential agency discount.
However, you are not tied in!

What happens when an offer comes?

Your account manager will notify you straight away and negotiate the offers on your behalf if required, as our 5* service outlines!

How do we get feedback?

Your account manager will send out daily emails to the viewers for feedback for the viewing and will provide all this information to you, as and when they feedback to us.

How can I find out more information about a property?

Contact one of our agents who will be able to provide more information. Feel free to call 0208 012 8566 or email enquiries@doorsteps.co.uk

How quickly will my property be live?

We aim to get the advert ready by 24 hours – 48 hours of receiving images, floorplans and other media.
Rightmove will be live about 24 hours before Zoopla and others.

My advert is not live (it has been over 24hrs) what do I do?

Please check your junk mail box; due to the size of the email this may be put into the junk box automatically. Otherwise, 0208 012 8566 or email info@doorsteps.co.uk

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