Getting your property listed on Rightmove is important if you want to advertise your property to the most potential buyers.
Rightmove is the largest house selling and letting website in the UK with over 130 million visits each month, it is THE place where house buyers and renters search online. Therefore, it’s important to get your property on the Rightmove website.
How to advertise on Rightmove privately?
Joe Blogs can’t place an advert for his house on Rightmove. Technically, it’s not possible to advertise on Rightmove privately yourself. To advertise on Rightmove you have to be either:
- a registered estate agent
- a letting agent
- a new home developer
In addition you will also need to meet certain criteria i.e. adhere to Rightmove’s rules and requirements. This ensures the quality of their website and the property listings remains high.
However, with the advent of online estate agents it is possible to get your property listed on Rightmove yourself and at a knock down price. You need to place the advert via an online agent.
Cheapest Way to Advertise on Rightmove
The cheapest way to advertise your property on Rightmove is to use an online agent and pay a fixed fee. 99home.co.uk will advertise your property on Rightmove and other sites like Zoopla and PrimeLocation for just £99 including VAT.
Get listed on Rightmove
Step 1 – Go to www.99home.co.uk and click “Start Selling”
Step 2 – Under Standard £99 click “Select”
Step 3 – Read the Terms and Conditions and if you accept proceed to checkout
Step 4 – Make payment using your debit/credit card
Step 5 – Enter the main details about your property, upload photos and EPC
Step 6 – Provide key features, description of your property and click Submit
Next is verification. Once your property ownership and other details have been verified by 99home, then your property will go live on the Rightmove and other property portal websites. Be aware that this process can take several days to complete, but once done your property will be advertised in front of the largest audience online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Most noteworthy, 99home will advertise your property till it is sold.
You will also get access to your own 99home online dashboard, enabling you to update the price, property details or photographs at any time.
This means you have complete control over the sale of your property and its details. No more having to phone up your local high street agent, wait for him to get back from his round of golf and then wait for his staff members to do the job… if they get the message.
How much to put house on Rightmove?
With 99homes.co.uk it costs just £99 including VAT to put your house on Rightmove, plus your property will also be listed on other property websites.
The old traditional high street estate agent will often still advertise your property on Rightmove for you, but they normally charge a percentage fee of the property sale price.
As a result, you will likely pay a lot more with a high street agent. With the average house price being £274,367 and a typical high street agent charging an average fee of 1.5% + VAT, you’ll be paying on average £4,115.51 to sell your property. Now there is no way of knowing how much the high street agent is actually charging to put your property on Rightmove as all their charges are lumped into that one percentage fee. Frustrating right?
It’s annoying that the high street agent charging you a percentage fee doesn’t (probably couldn’t) tell you how much you are being charged to advertise your property on the house selling and letting websites – the main way in which potential buyers will find out about your property!
Sell your house yourself on Rightmove
Selling your home yourself, without a high street agent, is a daunting prospect for some people. However, if you are prepared to do the work, like viewings and photography, then it can save you thousands of pounds. As the seller/landlord you will need to show potential buyers/tenants around the property. You need to understand the pros and cons of selling or letting a property yourself before jumping in with both feet.
Some questions to ask yourself… Will you be able to take time off work to show people around? Are you confident enough to sell them the benefits of your property? Can you take professional photographs?
Whilst not a requirement, things like floorplans, videos and “for sale” or “to let” boards can really help sell/let your property. Are you able to create those yourself? If not, and you want to attract the largest number of buyers/tenants then 99home can help with these addons. They provide clear pricing for each option.
Help and Support
When selling or letting a property yourself you may well need some help or support along the way. Bear in mind that to sell or let your home legally there are other documents that you will need to provide. It’s good to know that there is professional help and support available if you need it. 99home has years of estate agency experience and are on hand to help.
Because they are an online agent they have a call center that is open outside of normal office hours. Plus you can email them at any time and get a response.
Should you feel that the photographs you took just aren’t good enough, then 99homes can do the photography for you. You can tailor and customise the service you want. This means that you don’t have to do it all yourself and you can pick and choose the elements that you do want to do yourself… saving you money.
99home has other sales and letting packages available. Visit 99home.co.uk to see their home selling and letting packages.
Important Notes / Disclosure:
Average house price of £274,367 taken from https://www.zoopla.co.uk/market/uk/ 3rd Sept 2018
I am an agent for 99home Ltd, covering the Kent area of England.
All other details and prices are subject to change, they were correct at time of posting, but please check to ensure they are still correct.