Purplebricks has been one of the property industry’s leading online and hybrid agents in the UK.
We are proud to deliver service that includes:
- A low fixed fee for selling or letting your property, saving you thousands versus a high street
- Your very own Local Property or Lettings Expert, dedicated to providing the very best service
- Your property will be listed on all major property portals and websites, i
Read full description...Purplebricks has been one of the property industry’s leading online and hybrid agents in the UK.
We are proud to deliver service that includes:
- A low fixed fee for selling or letting your property, saving you thousands versus a high street
- Your very own Local Property or Lettings Expert, dedicated to providing the very best service
- Your property will be listed on all major property portals and websites, including Zoopla and Rightmove
- Open 24/7 when most High Street agents are closed.
- Properties can be fully managed, just pass us the keys.
Do not hesitate to use the free home valuation tool to receive an estimate of your property value. We would love to hear from you!
Purplebricks

Suite 7 First Floor, Cranmore Place, Cranmore Drive
Shirley,Solihull
West Midlands
B90 4RZ
0800 810 8008



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“Dreadful. Just about the sign up. Want your money upfront so sign up is the be all....”

Aug 13,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Unimpressed'
Aug 13,2018
20 people found
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Turned up late, jeans and t shirt. Undervalued significantly. Couldn't answer questions, didnt listen. All about the sign up. Get the fee. Sent a quote in £30k more after telling me it wasn't worth it. Just want your money up front. Be very careful. These ...
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Fees were cheap bit no confidence he would do anything after he got the money.
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“Absolutely Awful Service...”

Aug 13,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'LondonTenant'
Aug 13,2018
12 people found
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I have been complaining about an ongoing maintenance issue at our property which severely impacts our health on a day-to-day basis - and purple bricks have been incredibly inept at dealing with it. The staff is unresponsive, the phone number provided for helplines all circle ...
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overcharge as all estate agents do but fees are not the main issue. the main issue is responsiveness and them not doing anything
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“Complete Commisery from Start to Finish...”

Aug 13,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Not one viewing'
Aug 13,2018
24 people found
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The so called "Local Property Expert" massively overvalued the property, took awful photos and regurgitated manufactured statistics about how good Purplebricks are and repeated them for about an hour. The property was put on Rightmove. That was the end of what Purplebricks actually did to ...
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“Unprofessional, very rude , clueless and useless staff! Offered on a ......”

Aug 13,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Anca'
Aug 13,2018
15 people found
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Unprofessional, very rude , clueless and useless staff! Offered on a property that they've had on the market for more than 2 months with no interest, on Mon 15th and no one contacted me about the offer for 4 day ! 4 days!!!! ( taking into account I'm Chain free buyer ...
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“UNPROFESSIONAL...”

Jul 30,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'GUESS WHO'
Jul 30,2018
5 people found
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Do not use purple bricks overpriced our house By £40.000 then had the cheek to say we agreed to valuation, removed from sale after every potential sale failed due to over valuation Removed money from our credit card account when I only gave them my card ...
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FEES FOR WHAT BEING USELESS
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“Excellent, more than earned his fee...”

Jul 10,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Highly recommended'
Jul 10,2018
11 people found
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Steve Haines helped us sell our house a year ago. From the outset he was friendly and enthusiastic about the house. I loved that we could edit the particulars online and also add our own photos. I also appreciated the online calendar - it meant ...
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Excellent value for money - I can't see why you'd pay up to five times as much for a traditional agent.
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“Miss...”

Jul 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Suzanne'
Jul 10,2018
34 people found
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DON'T GO WITH PURPLE BRICKS. They did don't explain to my elderly mother that it was a purely internet based estate agents, They under valued the property, they took dreadful photos, the floor plan was wrong, I withdrew the property after 4 weeks, and they took £1283.00 ...
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BAD BAD BAD
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By: Judith
Sep 13, 2018
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I think this can be classed as elderly abuse. I'm in my fifties and went with purple bricks only to find I had to do everything myself on their nightmare of a website with no help from the agent. So I definitely think the elderly should be protected from signing up for something that they would not be qualified or have the capacity to do. Nothing was explained to me about having to manage my own account online. How can it be legal to encourage an elderly person to sign up for something they wou ...

“MAKE SURE YOU PROTECT YOUR DEPOSIT WITH DPS !...”

Jul 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Raysumm'
Jul 10,2018
17 people found
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Because PB won't care either way. Viewing fine. Moved in and had to organise power bills Council tax etc myself. Fine. When I gave agency notice at end of agreed let period, suddenly all contact stopped. 2 and a half months after inventory I'm still waiting ...
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“WORST ESTATE AGENT EVER!!!!!...”

Jul 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Frankie'
Jul 10,2018
16 people found
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Please please do not use Purple Bricks for property renting. We should have seen the warning signs from the very beginning. We were told to meet the inventory clerk at the new house we were renting at a certain time on a certain day. We ...
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“Don't use PurpleBricks....”

Jun 20,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jeremy Lovelock.'
Jun 20,2018
44 people found
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Where do I start?!? They trap you straight away, either pay up front (with no refunds whether they sell or not) or pay later but be trapped into using their overpriced solicitor. Property was on the market for two weeks before I noticed the 'estate ...
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The house didn’t sell with PurpleBricks so I paid nearly £900 for nothing.
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By: Courtney
Jan 16, 2019
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“Unscrupulous...”

Jun 20,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Belgravi118'
Jun 20,2018
17 people found
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Agent gave a very low rental appraisal saying that there were many similar properties in the area. Did a valuation report for a one bedroom flat when it is two. Then offered to rent it for himself for two years. When I did a comparison ...
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I would not pay fees for such a service.
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“PurpleBricks West Lothian - negative, stressful and upsetting experience...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Steve'
Jun 12,2018
35 people found
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Our experience with PurpleBricks's agent Samantha Webb (West Lothian Property Expert) has been rather negative. Samantha seem to be very attentive when we were about to sign up with PurpleBricks. At the start we were quite impressed. Once we did sign up we had to ...
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The fees are ridiculously high when you take into account the agent's lack of expertise, input and general ability to do her job.
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By: Paul Singleton
Jun 28, 2018
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If you don't receive a response about a complaint within a reasonable timeframe (maybe 2 weeks) write to The Estate Agency Ombudsman (www.tpos.co.uk) and provided you prove that you've tried to resolve it with them directly they will investigate. ...

“Shocking !!!...”

Jun 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Asif.'
Jun 12,2018
20 people found
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Absolutely disgusted. I have made an offer 4 times increasing my offer each time and still No response from any of their agents. I'm struggling to find the right house for my family but these guys are disgusting, they have made no contact to discuss the ...
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“Horrific...”

Jun 10,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Lesley'
Jun 10,2018
15 people found
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We got sucked in with the low fee. But trust me - you don't realise what a proper estate agent does until you use this bunch of amateurs. Yes they advertise it and yes they show people but the moment it goes under offer you ...
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If you fancy wasting some money I would suggest setting light to it rather than using Purple Bricks
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“Do not use Purplebricks if you want maximum money for your property...”

Jun 04,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sandra'
Jun 04,2018
23 people found
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I viewed a property on Sunday and offered 5k over asking price. I received automated emails advising offers had been made on the property. I rang Purplebricks 36hours later as I had not heard about my offer. The voicemail advised that the staff were busy ...
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By: EH
Jul 29, 2018
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What a joke! Gave up and cancelled our viewing in the end as purple bricks had us jumping through hoops just to get to see the property. Set up an account, Choose a date, wait a bit more for an agent to tell you they can't do that day and time, they suggest another slot at a stupid time, couldn't be bothered in the end. ...

“Couldn't view a house as a cash buyer!...”

Jun 03,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Don't sell through these morons'
Jun 03,2018
16 people found
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Purple Bricks cost us tens of thousands of pounds by messing up our house sale. We then sold quickly through a proper estate agents with actual people who can string a sentence together. This put us in the position of being cash buyers. We had ...
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A joke!
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“Never Again...”

May 31,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Not4PurpleBricks'
May 31,2018
17 people found
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The agent was really helpful and responsive - the property sold with no effort from purple bricks and the solicitor they recommend is £300 cheaper if you go direct. Once they have your money and the property sells they do not wish to do any work ...
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Bad as they did not deserve this money.
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“Thanks Gino...”

May 14,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Mr Gardner'
May 14,2018
4 people found
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Gino Marone was very helpful and available any time to answer my concerns. Thanks Gino for helping to sell the house so quickly....
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Very reasonable , much cheaper than the other agents we looked at
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“I wouldn't wish these people on my worst enemy...”

May 01,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Amz9x'
May 01,2018
38 people found
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Was with Purplebricks for over a year and a half and it has been the worst year and a half of our lives. I have only given them 1 star because there was no option to give them zero. Right from the start, they were awful, ...
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They shouldn't charge any fees
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“Lucky escape...”

Apr 26,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Figaro'
Apr 26,2018
25 people found
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I was just about to sign up , and the agent was great and really responsive to texts and wanted to get my up and running really quick . It was all happening a bit too fast so I decided to slow it down and do some ...
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Fees are good but would not want to be tied in (which you are if you don't pay straight away and pay after sale or 10 months) with their awful solicitors / conveyancers
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“Liars...”

Apr 24,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'AVOID THIS COMPANY!'
Apr 24,2018
39 people found
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Liars - They will act fast to take your money and lie to keep more of it. Avoid. Since the beginning of my contract and renting my property out Jan 2018, I have nothing but problems with PurpleBricks. Alethea Graham, my so called expert, responds when ...
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Awful!
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By: Anne MacGregor
May 29, 2018
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The sentence is typical of Purple Bricks. It is quite feasible that they said the job had been done and then go on to say there would be a refund. They cannot be relied on for either consistency or integrity. ...

“Disappointing experience...”

Apr 16,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chorleygirl'
Apr 16,2018
58 people found
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It all started so well but as I prepare to pay up 10 months after I first put our house on the market with Purple Bricks I want to share my experience with others. I wish I had looked further than Trustpilot for reviews as it ...
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By: Sherri McLain
May 28, 2018
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Hi Sorry to hear that. I think the business model of "we get paid our fee regardless of whether actually get your house sold" is likely the issue. I come from the US and the commissions estate agents charge are much higher than here, but they do a lot more for the money, are much hungrier and they get nothing if the house doesn't sell. I know people in the UK feel the 1.5% or whatever commission is very high, but you tend to get what you pay for. ...

“Poor Service...”

Apr 16,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'James'
Apr 16,2018
32 people found
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The agent was nice enough, but the listing was lacklustre, the interest generated was almost nothing (one viewing), and so we used a local agent who sold our house within a week. Thus the purported saving due to their low fees just ends up beign ...
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An unnecessary additional cost for us now
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By: Jason
Oct 23, 2018
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I notice all of the reviews are for the Solihull branch. Am I correct in assuming these are nation wide reviews. Any reviews on Lincoln? ...

“Renting nightmare...”

Apr 16,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Ruth'
Apr 16,2018
23 people found
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After an initial really positive experience with viewing agent, things went on a downward spiral. To cut short, on the date I was due to move in I met the inventory agent and found that none of the agreed conditions of my taking the property ...
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I didn’t pay any fees but the company cost me an additional £620 which they never refunded despite saying they would
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“Use a traditional agent!...”

Apr 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mick F'
Apr 10,2018
29 people found
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Take your money and then hear nothing. Unsupportive and uncommunicative. Over 4000 views on Rightmove and one review (albeit a dubious review, I won't say no more). I've sold 4 houses in the past, please stay clear of PB unless you have a spare £1000 to burn....
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Bad
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“Awful for Buyer...”

Apr 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jamie Hobbis'
Apr 10,2018
27 people found
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I can see the attraction as a seller for the cheap fees, but as a buyer the experience was beyond annoying. There's no agent to speak to. I had to book an appointment over the internet and as we were camping (while house hunting) I ...
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“Service apalling...”

Mar 29,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Chev'
Mar 29,2018
26 people found
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Allocated a day and time by central operation to view then local agent sought to change time from morning to afternoon but this was not convenient for me. Looked at alternatives on line - all early morning and up to 10.30 am - not convenient so ...
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Don't know.
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“DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT use this agency!...”

Mar 28,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Richard'
Mar 28,2018
32 people found
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Firstly, this company does not offer no sale, no fee. When asked he told us this. The website waited two weeks before telling us this, just when it was conveniently passed the contractual period where we could withdraw without losing our money. When you tell ...
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The fees sound good, however, considering that they do not want to sell and are keen on upselling + incompetence, you can actually pay more than a high-street agent in money and stress.
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By: Eren
Apr 06, 2018
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Well said excatly ivam going through same process ...

“Rude/Abrupt...”

Mar 27,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'EG'
Mar 27,2018
22 people found
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I had my viewing of a property cancelled on the Friday before the Sunday viewing. I had stated I was a cash buyer, nothing to sell and keen to buy. I spoke to the vendors and they had accepted £3000 less than I was willing to ...
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Rude/abrupt and not acting in the vendors' best interest
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“We have been absolutely appalled at the quality of Purplebricks' ......”

Mar 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sarah C'
Mar 15,2018
28 people found
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We have been absolutely appalled at the quality of Purplebricks' maintenance services. We are trying to organise for the flush button on our toilet to be repaired. This is a straightforward fix. Over an eight week period, we have now had four appointments with their ...
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Shirley,Solihull
West Midlands
B90 4RZ
0800 810 8008

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