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Hatched did feature in this table until 20 September 2018, but the firm has now closed.
An online-only agent is likely to use online data to value your home, while hybrid online estate agents will send a 'local expert' to provide a valuation.
This means that using an online agent is often much cheaper, especially if your home is worth a lot of money.
For example, if you sold a property worth £250,000 using a high-street estate agency that charged 1.3% commission, you'd pay £3,250.
Emoov and Tepilo did feature in this table until 5 December 2018.
We have removed the firms from the table as Emoov, which owns Tepilo, went into administration on 3 December 2018.
But many online-only estate agents have now evolved into hybrid agencies, employing 'local property experts' to handle buyer enquiries, accompany viewings and negotiate offers.
The services offered by online estate agents - particularly hybrid agencies - are similar to those offered by high-street agents, but often in a more stripped-back form.
Inviting a variety of companies to value your home and talking to them about their sales process will also enable you to more deeply understand the differences between online and high street agents. Run via websites and call centres, they tend to offer a more basic service than you'd receive from a high-street agent and, as a result, they charge lower fees. Online estate agents can help you sell your property without using a traditional high-street agent.Paying a fixed fee also reduces the agent’s incentive to sell your property for the highest possible price.However, some online estate agents offer the option to pay once you've completed the sale but for a slightly higher price, reducing the risk of wasting your money.
These services usually incur a higher fee than the basic package - see our online agents' fees compared table below for current prices and read our full guide for the key differences between online and high-street estate agents.