Purplebricks
1.2/5, 221 reviews
8% recommended
41% sales valuation accuracy
23% sales fee satisfaction
28% lettings valuation accuracy
12% 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 41% 23% £74,000 £3,500,000
Lettings 28% 12% £400 £1,550
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
1 25 0 17 16 108 1 27 0 27
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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“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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“I honestly wish I had read these reviews before we ......”

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Mar 06,2018
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By: 'Reviewer'
Mar 06,2018
25 people found
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I honestly wish I had read these reviews before we tried to rent a house through purple bricks. I felt bad because some of the people were nice, but there was so little communication that it was inexcusable. Constant promises of calls 'tomorrow' that were ...
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We will be in touch to try and have our fees refunded.
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By: kaylor partridge
Mar 10, 2018
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Why did they just turn you away before the move in date? Sounds very confusing! ...

“WARNING TO ALL LANDLORDS ...... 1 stars has been given because this ......”

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Mar 02,2018
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By: 'Angry Landlord!'
Mar 02,2018
2 people found
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WARNING TO ALL LANDLORDS ...... 1 stars has been given because this site does not allow you to give no stars. Do not touch Purplebricks under any circumstances. I was stupid enough to listen to the rubbish I was told by their local agent in April 2017 and ...
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Not sure how they have the audacity to charge full management fees, when you as a landlord are chasing them up every step of the way, in effect managing your own property!
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“What an absolutely disgraceful company. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!......”

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Feb 22,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jenny123'
Feb 22,2018
43 people found
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What an absolutely disgraceful company. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!! House was damaged by a leak while empty and estate agent neglected to inform me. Then denies even seeing it, was she blind. They left lights on and doors unlocked, but its ok because I ...
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Too much for no work
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“This was the worse experience ever. The first part of ......”

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Feb 19,2018
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By: 'Dissatisfied Customer'
Feb 19,2018
32 people found
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This was the worse experience ever. The first part of the sale went quiet smoothly even though the estate agent asked us to get the price down after 2 weeks on the market, but the sale itself was the worse experience ever. Their partner lawcomm solicitor ...
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Cheap like the service received and I don't even know how working with lawcomm didn't ruine their business yet !!!!!
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By: David Johnson
Mar 22, 2018
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Don't use this company. Appalling service be warned Your wasting your money I was misled from start to finish. House still not sold. Only 4 viewings and hidden fees they don't tell you about from the start. Waste of time put complaint in about there appalling service not paying there fee. I was told when it's sold you pay the fee. Was told by agent to take the house off the market as it was dead. Some 5-6 months after. Still not heard from her. Don't know what's going on now not hear ...

“Rude, unhelpful with bad attitude. Spoke to Alex on behalf ......”

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Feb 15,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'JLA'
Feb 15,2018
23 people found
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Rude, unhelpful with bad attitude. Spoke to Alex on behalf of my friend as she was getting distressed with the lack of information as to when she would get the key to her new house. Monies were exchanged and yet it was another 2 hours before ...
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“I had the misfortune of using Purplebricks to let my ......”

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Feb 07,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Miss Appropriate'
Feb 07,2018
39 people found
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I had the misfortune of using Purplebricks to let my property. A complete waste of time and money. It turned out the letting agent never met the tenant. The vetting process was totally inadequate. They are rude, obstructive and unprofessional. Avoid them at all costs ...
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Extortion comes to mind
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“Purchased a property which vendor had listed with Purple Bricks. ......”

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Feb 05,2018
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By: 'WIsaacs'
Feb 05,2018
40 people found
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Purchased a property which vendor had listed with Purple Bricks. Arranged completion date. Vendor was going to be away so arrangement was we'd get keys from PB at the property. On completion day the PB representative who was supposed to meet us with the keys ...
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“This agency should be avoided at all costs. Very very ......”

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Jan 29,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Munro'
Jan 29,2018
36 people found
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This agency should be avoided at all costs. Very very poor, in 6 months failed to get one single offer on the sale of my property. Whilst other similar ones in the area at a similar price sold. More than one complaint from the viewers regarding ...
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Money wasted, I should be refunded my fees.
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By: Munro Arnold
Mar 08, 2018
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STILL FIGHTING after 6 weeks to review and investigate my complaint, PBs report was far from thorough and incomplete, missing many items. But they admitted failures and accepted blame, but made a totally unacceptable offer of £1,000. I ve lost £1,350 in rent since January, next week it will be another month. The tenant left the house in a poor state, items were lost or missing, plus damages, but PBs were not able to do a Post Tenancy and Inventory check until 3 weeks after the tenant had le ...

“I made the mistake of using Purplebricks to sell my ......”

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Jan 29,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'JC'
Jan 29,2018
32 people found
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I made the mistake of using Purplebricks to sell my flat last year. Suffice it to say, I still own the flat and am almost £1600 out of pocket. We had ten viewings in five months, including two open days with a total of just one ...
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A total waste of money.
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“Our property expert was great no faults there hence the ......”

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Jan 23,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Kah1019'
Jan 23,2018
31 people found
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Our property expert was great no faults there hence the star otherwise would be -5 stars. However you have to pay over 300 GBP to not use their solicitors. The solicitors were useless from start to sale collapse of the sale. Sadly due to this I ...
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Comment on agent fees
Fees are good but if the solicitors are useless you are back to square one. In our case completed and utter waste of money go to the High Street.
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By: Kah1019
Jan 24, 2018
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It was referred for someone to look at who sent me a poor response. I replied with a response giving them a last try to reply and CC'd CEO in that response. But I have noticed other reviews where others are unhappy with the same solicitors. ...

“All depends on the agent you get. First we got ......”

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Jan 18,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'V Reiser'
Jan 18,2018
29 people found
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All depends on the agent you get. First we got Kim Jones who took poor quality overexposed photos of the flat with a very basic pocket camera and we had about 4 viewings over a 7 month period. After came Graham Colliss, who retook the photos, with ...
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Fees are very competitive but useless if they result in no sale
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“I have been trying to sell my property through Purplebricks ......”

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Jan 18,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'AGW_London'
Jan 18,2018
44 people found
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I have been trying to sell my property through Purplebricks for a year and have had NOTHING but time wasters. I can also confirm that other experiences listed in these review are correct, once Purplebricks have your money they lose interest in helping you sell, ...
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Comment on agent fees
Low fixed fees sound good, until you realise that in the bigger picture they cost you more (when you can't get as much for your property and the level of service that you actually get is probably down to them being paid no matter how bad their service is!).
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By: B Smith
Feb 04, 2018
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It really would not matter whether you paid up front or, like me, later. The service is apauling at best. I can assure you your findings are not better than mine. I will be posting a more details when my official complaint is over. By the way the CEO Mr M Bruce has not responded to complaints. Would suggest to anyone thinking of using Purplebricks not to. ...

“Time wasters. They managed to cancel my viewing 12 minutes before ......”

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Jan 15,2018
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By: 'Z'
Jan 15,2018
31 people found
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Time wasters. They managed to cancel my viewing 12 minutes before appointed time, after I called them that the landlord is surprised to see me as the house is not supposed to be on the market at all... Even the phone number in the advert was ...
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“In the past I have actively recommended Purple Bricks and ......”

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Jan 15,2018
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By: 'P.Ritchens'
Jan 15,2018
27 people found
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In the past I have actively recommended Purple Bricks and have been a happy customer selling a house and letting two properties for a year or so. However I think someone in the boardroom in the last six months has passed a memo stating "sod ...
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Average.
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By: Miss appropriate
Feb 07, 2018
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I totally appreciate your frustrations at dealing with this company. They continually ignore your emails and then when you call, no one is ever available. They then tell you not to call back and put it in writing. This company are charlatans. I have had to seek legal advice as they refused to return the keys of my property despite the tenant vacating the property for weeks and not paying rent for 4 months ...

“What an awful company, absolute lies and bare faced denial ......”

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Jan 12,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mark Whelan'
Jan 12,2018
39 people found
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What an awful company, absolute lies and bare faced denial of no action. Local agent has missed appointments, lied about contacting potential buyers and done nothing to sell the property. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. After a complaint not being answered for 48 hours they simply ...
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Not worth one pound
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By: Bernice
Feb 04, 2018
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Couldn't agree more. Bookings via agent do not go through Purplebricks on line system. Same problems as you and many others with ? phantom viewers. Complaints not dealt with effectively. Total waste of money for both Purplebricks and their agents (yes had two assigned, neither worth the fee). ...

“Avoid at all costs! They managed a rental for us. ......”

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Jan 10,2018
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By: 'Jules'
Jan 10,2018
27 people found
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Avoid at all costs! They managed a rental for us. We never saw or were able to check references and ended up with terrible tenants who left us in debt as well as electricity debts and lots of other debt but then just move around! ...
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Hidden extras
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“Really they deserve 0 stars. We employed Purplebricks to "fully manage" ......”

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Jan 10,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Northscarf'
Jan 10,2018
26 people found
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Really they deserve 0 stars. We employed Purplebricks to "fully manage" our rental property. They did not deliver what they promised from beginning to end and I would strongly advise against using them. Communication with them throughout has been abysmal. They have not completed or responded ...
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Fees were relatively cheap, but that does appear to reflect the poor service received.
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“Whilst I have to say Emma Orchard was great friendly ......”

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Jan 08,2018
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By: 'Mick'
Jan 08,2018
22 people found
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Whilst I have to say Emma Orchard was great friendly and helpful.. the company and everything else was appalling. I advise to steer clear of this company if you are a tenant especially. Because they have no base everyone is in different towns and cities ...
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Too high and especially deposit very high.
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“Dont bother. They out right lie to your face about ......”

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Dec 20,2017
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By: 'PIE'
Dec 20,2017
45 people found
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Dont bother. They out right lie to your face about actively selling your flat & entice you with an overblown vaulation just to get you to sign up. Once you do sign up your advert quality is below average, inaccurate floor plans & above all incredibly bad ...
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Its cheap
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“Purplebricks Portsmouth sold my property in 10 days and for 100% of ......”

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Dec 20,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'DON'T USE PURPLEBRICKS' CONVEYANCERS!'
Dec 20,2017
33 people found
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Purplebricks Portsmouth sold my property in 10 days and for 100% of the asking price which I was very satisfied about. However, I made the mistake of accepting the conveyancing firm allocated to me through the house sale: LawComm. I am now into my fifth month waiting ...
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I think Purplebricks' estate agents fees are fine. As I stated above the conveyancers fees are not worth the wait. You could not pay me to use LawComm Solicitors (Whiteley) again.
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By: kay kendall
Nov 28, 2018
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I was considering using this company and even had the women come out to the house. She was very rude about my house and its potential price, when I know other houses in the street have been sold for considerably more that she quoted it was worth. Not sure what her game was, but now I have read all these reviews, has completely put me off. I will go for a local agent instead, who I know sell houses well ...

“Couldn't organise a p__ up in a brewery. OMG purple ......”

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Dec 15,2017
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By: 'David Harvey'
Dec 15,2017
52 people found
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Couldn't organise a p__ up in a brewery. OMG purple bricks were dreadful. I chose them to manage a rental property for me and was attracted by their competitive ongoing monthly management fees. Getting an advert online and the initial visit by James Favas the ...
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Bad value
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“Don't make the same mistake as us, AVOID! Go to ......”

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Dec 15,2017
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By: 'JS'
Dec 15,2017
45 people found
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Don't make the same mistake as us, AVOID! Go to a high street agent, who is trained in customer service, knowledgeable and competent to see their role through! Talks a good speech until you sign up and the service becomes abysmal. Photo's that look appalling, ...
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“Well I put my two bed flat on the market ......”

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Dec 14,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'Wasted time through PurpleB.....'
Dec 14,2017
39 people found
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Well I put my two bed flat on the market through Purple bricks at the price they recommended. When I chased progress two so called buyers made appointments to view neither arrived. After 5 weeks and no progress I approached a local agent and the flat ...
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Bad
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“Purplebricks in my area, promised me that the property would ......”

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Dec 14,2017
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By: 'mortrc'
Dec 14,2017
34 people found
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Purplebricks in my area, promised me that the property would sell, although the price was well over the value, months and no viewings dropping the price so low that no profit only loss, to be left with a bill of over £900.00 for me to pay. ...
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Really bad, they are misleading with their words and false claims to the value of your property.
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“Thank you Mark Bruce and the isle of wight team ......”

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Dec 14,2017
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By: 'Caroline Boot'
Dec 14,2017
9 people found
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Thank you Mark Bruce and the isle of wight team for all your help with our sale. Mark has been there every step of the way and the team closely behind. Purplebricks is a good way to sell, I would definitely recommend it....
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Good
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“I can only sum up my experience with trying to ......”

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Sep 12,2017
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By: 'Dido6096'
Sep 12,2017
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Purplebricks challenged the authenticity of this review

The reviewer said "I can absolutely assure you that it was a genuine review."
I can only sum up my experience with trying to sell through Purple Bricks by saying that it was awful, distressing and the most expensive mistake I've ever made :( I am writing to Watchdog with a full report of what happened to me to hopefully ...
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Bad as once you've signed on the dotted line and committed to payment, they lose incentive.
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“DO NOT USE PURPLE BRICKS - The business model is ......”

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Aug 30,2017
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By: 'Curls'
Aug 30,2017
59 people found
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DO NOT USE PURPLE BRICKS - The business model is appalling. Once they have the money (I paid upfront) they are not interested in anything further. I had very few viewings, agent (or "Local Property expert") was not very good or proactive. Lady undertaking the ...
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Fees were no different to using a high street agent due to the value of the property
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By: Peter Mullen
Sep 12, 2017
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Flower your right, watchdog did investigate Purplebricks, take a look for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW4t33UYHvc ...
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