A new ad campaign by Purplebricks launches today to highlight the commission householders have been paying to traditional estate agents when moving home.
The ads, produced by Snap London, introduce “commisery”, described as the “misery you feel when you have spent thousands on commission and got nothing more for your money”.
Purplebricks charges a flat fixed rate of £849, or £1199 in London and surrounding areas for its estate agency service. Traditional agents’ charges can be as high as 2.5% but a typical fee is 1.8% (1.5% plus 20% VAT).
But be warned, sellers and landlords have to pay this commission even if they don’t sell or let (check their small print)!!
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