Leicester’s leading online letting agent, Harry Albert Lettings & Estates, a Leicester letting agent based on Melton Road in Belgrave have launched an online DIY advertising service allowing landlords in Leicester and elsewhere in England to advertise their properties on major property portals, including OnTheMarket.com, exposing empty properties to potentially millions of people looking for somewhere to live.
The Leicester letting agent offers landlords an opportunity to advertise on major property portals. They also advertise on several social media platforms and include listings regularly in their national and local advertising, both online and offline. Their price for the complete DIY service starts from just £49 and advertising lasts for 6 months or until the property is let. The price increases depending upon the level of service required; like their competitors, they can carry out tenant screening and selection as well as offer full management of the property, something OpenRent fail to offer. Unlike Upad and OpenRent, Harry Albert Lettings & Estates will screen enquiries and forward only relevant enquiries on to you; No DSS/Housing benefit? No Students? No pets? No problem. The Leicester based online letting agent will filter enquiries to ensure only the most suitable individuals make contact with you.
The service differs from that offered by other online agents including Upad (who charge a whopping £120 for the same service) and OpenRent (charging £29 for 3 months of advertising), in that Harry Albert Lettings & Estates will save you money as well as offer a personal, more bespoke service. For example, Upad refuses to write your property descriptions for you whereas Harry Albert Lettings & Estates has no problems doing this on your behalf so long as you provide them with the information they need to maximise the potential success of your listing. Upad also only advertise for three months which certainly doesn’t warrant a price tag of nearly £100 more than OpenRent.
The process is really simple allowing you to take care of the things that really matter, in fact, they say on their website that you can let your property in just five easy steps. The process starts with you contacting them and filling in their form and providing photographs and an EPC, they then create the listing and upload it to their website and their chosen property portals.
The upcoming online letting and estate agent are disrupting the industry and shaking up competitors with their increased value for money offerings. They’ve recently circumvented landlord legislation whilst maximising returns for landlords on their new short-term accommodation service as well as given property sellers the best deal in the UK to sell their home at auction with no seller fees or commission whilst still regularly achieving market value.
One of Harry Albert Lettings & Estates clients were approached for comment and Leicester Property Insight was informed that;
Harry Albert Lettings & Estates have such a high standard of service that, often past 10pm at night, there is someone available to take my call. The managing director, Andrew, will go out of his way to ensure we [the clients] are happy.
Harry Albert Lettings & Estates told us;
Staff are on hand to assist their clients over the phone and where this isn’t possible, email and social media enquiries are answered around the clock by a member of staff at Harry Albert Lettings & Estates. We don’t use live-chat services provided by companies like Yomdel Live Chat, who provide 24/7 managed live chat with the limited information provided to them by their clients on how to manage enquiries; usually capturing data to forward on to our competitors for them to follow-up the next working day. Instead, we believe in a truly personal service.
So, why would you use an online letting agent?
It was told to us by the Belgrave Letting Agent that, quite simply, because of the low overheads that come from not having a traditional high street shopfront, online letting agents are able to pass these reduced costs on to their clients. Harry Albert Lettings & Estates are able to provide the same, high-quality level of service as a high street agent in an online environment and in 2018, where convenience, reliability and quick-turnaround times are one of the most important factors to the modern day consumer, especially landlords, Harry Albert Lettings & Estates feel a brick and mortar store would be “quite unnecessary at the moment”, which implies there may be scope in the future for the agent to become a hybrid agent, therefore, appealing to those who don’t have access to or use the internet.
We have been informed that whilst Harry Albert Lettings & Estates advertise on major portals, this may not include Rightmove and Zoopla. You should enquire with the agency before placing your order.