Purplebricks
1.3/5, 249 reviews
9% recommended
42% sales valuation accuracy
25% sales fee satisfaction
38% lettings valuation accuracy
20% lettings fee satisfaction
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 ... show more 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!

Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 42% 25% £66,000 £3,500,000
Lettings 38% 20% £390 £1,550
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
2 27 0 22 19 119 1 29 0 30
Areas covered
Address

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

Opening Hours
  • Open: 24/7
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“All Good...”

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Jul 02,2018
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By: 'Marek'
Jul 02,2018
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Great service for very reasonable price. Contact could be better , but you have got much worst communication with High Street agents....
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good
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“Don't use PurpleBricks....”

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Jun 20,2018
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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: Robert Allan Boneham
Mar 09, 2019
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We put our house on the market with Purple Bricks in September 2018. Quickly found out from the supplied performance report on the app that if Rightmove didn't exist nor would Purplebricks. Supposedly in excess of 50000 advert lstings not one viewing. Paid off Purplebricks and went with a local agent and sold within 10 days. Purplebricks excuses are not really upto much. Brexit uncertainty was the main one. What I wonder are they going to use as an excuse after the end of this month. It might co ...

“Unscrupulous...”

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Jun 20,2018
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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...”

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Jun 12,2018
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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 !!!...”

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Jun 12,2018
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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...”

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Jun 10,2018
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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...”

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Jun 04,2018
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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!...”

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Jun 03,2018
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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...”

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May 31,2018
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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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“Loosing our home because of them!!!...”

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May 18,2018
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By: 'Simona'
May 18,2018
0 people found
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To whoever is reading this - I did not include any full names in this review because even though Purplebricks has provided us (tenants) with the worst customer service and professionalism, I do not wish to destroy people's lives. Since we moved in, we had ...
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Whatever they charge the landlords (I am a tenant), I would say none of it is worth the money because we didn't get any help from the agency for almost a month basically.
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“Thanks Gino...”

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May 14,2018
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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...”

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May 01,2018
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By: 'Amz9x'
May 01,2018
39 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...”

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Apr 26,2018
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By: 'Figaro'
Apr 26,2018
26 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...”

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Apr 24,2018
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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...”

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Apr 16,2018
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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...”

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Apr 16,2018
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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...”

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Apr 16,2018
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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!...”

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Apr 10,2018
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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...”

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Apr 10,2018
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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...”

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Mar 29,2018
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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!...”

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Mar 28,2018
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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 ...

“Shocking...”

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Mar 28,2018
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By: 'James'
Mar 28,2018
0 people found
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The agent didn't turn up to the viewing, didn't answer his phone and didn't call to apologise or explain why. No follow up calls from purple bricks to apologise or rebook or explain as promised. 3 complaint emails then sent with no reply until I called ...
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“Rude/Abrupt...”

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Mar 27,2018
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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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“Horrendous...”

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Mar 18,2018
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By: 'Blueplant23'
Mar 18,2018
0 people found
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Unprofessional and rude from the start. Made me feel extremely uncomfortable to the point where I could not communicate with her any more. The whole experience was upsetting and intrusive....
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“We have been absolutely appalled at the quality of Purplebricks' ......”

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Mar 15,2018
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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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“The system works fine, however my Purple Bricks representative on ......”

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Mar 15,2018
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By: 'Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!!'
Mar 15,2018
25 people found
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The system works fine, however my Purple Bricks representative on two occassions failed to properly communicate my negotiating position - this led to one purchaser not proceeding and for the purchaser will did proceed, I had to give up £500 to ensure the purchaser would remain. ...
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Fees are irrelevant if service is terrible
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“I really wish I had found this web site before ......”

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Mar 14,2018
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By: 'Paul'
Mar 14,2018
42 people found
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I really wish I had found this web site before I signed up with purple bricks. I am selling my house and decided to give them a try after reading the reviews on trust pilot. The first bit of the process went well, the house ...
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seems good but when you add up all the extras they are not too dissimilar to a high street estate agent - fee paid upfront gives them little incentive to sell.
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By: Eileen George
Mar 24, 2018
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Yes, I experienced this from the other side. I booked a viewing, stated on my request to view I was a cash buyer with nothing to sell. The viewing was booked for Sunday on Friday night I received a text cancelling my viewing. The house was near my sister's so on the Sunday I popped around to the house and the vendors, really nice couple said they did not know of my position they just got a list of names and they had accepted £3000 less than I was willing to pay. They said they would speak to th ...

“I too wish I had read these reviews before appointing ......”

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Mar 14,2018
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By: 'Puffer74'
Mar 14,2018
24 people found
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I too wish I had read these reviews before appointing Purplebricks to sell my property. I feel very disappointed, stressed and upset with the process. Initially when I met the representative from PB I was very pleased and assured that I was making the right ...
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By: Dissapointed
Apr 27, 2018
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Couldn't agree more. Exactly the same as our own situation. Our local expert, (or as I more appropriately call them, local comedian) has admitted they haven't a clue why our house hasn't sold but can't see that another agent would do any better.... Well they couldn't do any worse! :( ...

“I wish I had found this site before I choose ......”

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Mar 09,2018
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By: 'Jon&Flo'
Mar 09,2018
25 people found
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I wish I had found this site before I choose to go with Purple Bricks... As it's a pay up front fee (or agree to pay 10 months later) once you are in they have no incentive to sell for you. I was replied to and ...
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good if it sold your property but given the way it was going, it would have rided out to 10 months with no more viewings...
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“DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEYI thought i was saving £3k, ......”

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Mar 08,2018
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By: 'ALEX CLEARY'
Mar 08,2018
23 people found
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DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY I thought i was saving £3k, but instead i just wasted £1.5k. A complete waste of money, i had to list it with an actual estate agent to tried to sell my property STAY AWAY...
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TERRIBLE
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