Strike, Colchester, CO1
4.1/5, 377 reviews
81% recommended
64% sales valuation accuracy
85% sales fee satisfaction

“Housesimple was recommended and so glad we used them everything ......”

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May 04,2011
Minithumbup
By: 'Gail'
May 04,2011
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Housesimple was recommended and so glad we used them everything so far has been as the name says simple. Hopefully we will exchange contracts soon and this will have been a pain free relatively cheap experience.
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Address

Strike
The Octagon
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1TG
0333 331 4046

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 64% 85% £24,000 £1,650,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
13 2 0 0 285 27 3 7 3 37
Areas covered
  • Nationwide
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Not great !!...”

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Oct 06,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Gerald Crow'
Oct 06,2020
1 people found
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Not great !! I feel very sorry for anyone that is taken in about a great service. I have contacted this company on a few occasions to get pacific information on a few properties that I was interested in viewing. Well nothing happened about this information ...
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“An expensive mistake...”

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Sep 22,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Marius Sinescu'
Sep 22,2020
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Very poor customer service. Communication is awful. They do not have time for you. They always complain that they are busy... I paid them £399 thinking that would make them look after my sale with more interest, but that has not proven the case at all. ...
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“What a great company to do business with. Fro......”

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Sep 11,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Robert Pritchard'
Sep 11,2020
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What a great company to do business with. From start to finish they were outstanding. Highly recommended to all.... We spoke to Isaac at the beginning who was awesome and Adam Conveyancing as the our property moved to the final stages. Adam was very efficient....
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“Sellers beware!...”

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Aug 07,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Yasmin Lei'
Aug 07,2020
2 people found
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Sellers beware! Do not use if you want your property to sell quickly or at all for that matter. I put an offer on a property in Leeds it was over what they were asking. I sent documents in documents as we both wanted to ...
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“Played me...”

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Aug 03,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Alice Paddison'
Aug 03,2020
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I have only dealt with strike for 3 days in which they told me I could still view and bid a property that was spoken for. Then began playing me and the original bidder off against each other while telling the other they still had the ...
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By: Oliver
Aug 08, 2020
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As Strike don't charge commission, and make their money through added extras and referrals, why would the Strike agent intentionally play you against another seller? There's simply no financial incentive to do so. You was probably gazumped. If an offer comes in, any agent has to present that to the seller (legally.) If the seller gets a better offer, they are free to take that offer. I know it sucks for you, but I really can't see how this is the agent's fault? ...

“After putting my hopes with House Simple, it ......”

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Jul 23,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Stephen Campbell'
Jul 23,2020
2 people found
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After putting my hopes with House Simple, it was onsite for a while did a search for my property noticed it had been taken off. Rang up to complain, what I was told that properties were taken off after a certain Time!!! I took the ...
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“Can't recommend enough!...”

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Jul 22,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Andrea Hamer Chadwick'
Jul 22,2020
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I can honestly say that Housesimple (Now named Strike) have been the most trustworthy and straightforward estate agent we have ever had to deal with. They have put the other agents and conveyors in our chain to shame. They have always dealt with queries efficiently ...
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“Excellent service so far. Would never use a h......”

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Jun 19,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Ian'
Jun 19,2020
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Excellent service so far. Would never use a high street estate agent again. It's hard to find decent companies at the moment. This is definitely a keeper....
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“Poor poor poor! Most definitely a case of if ......”

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Jun 17,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Julie Sambidge'
Jun 17,2020
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Poor poor poor! Most definitely a case of if it sounds too good to be true it usually is? No fees sure, but 12 missed/changed appointments, dark unflattering photos and lack of follow up calls. Very disappointing!...
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“First of all I would like to say that if I co......”

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Jun 10,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Abdul'
Jun 10,2020
5 people found
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First of all I would like to say that if I could give 0 stars I would have but the minimum option I'm given is 1. House simple are only there for themselves ...if you go through them I. E. Secure a mortgage with them and use ...
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“Shysters...”

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Jun 08,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Richard Cowell'
Jun 08,2020
2 people found
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Typical estate agent shysters They wasted my time saying I needed to be at the property for the 'valuation', which was 200 miles away. Th value is just a sales person by zoom who will try to gain your trust/greed by asking you to put ...
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“Totally out of order. Aload of tripe company.......”

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May 07,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Adele kirk'
May 07,2020
4 people found
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Totally out of order. Aload of tripe company. We had a house accept our offer and then a couple of week later we had a message saying they had accepted another offer. House simple said even though our offer had been accepted they still have ...
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“Don't do it you will regret it...”

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May 07,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'wendy briggs'
May 07,2020
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I sold my house back in October and yes I'm still here all started well and good ,but now nobody calls a phone call would be nice just out of Courtesy just to let you know you are still a value customer ,nobody seems to ...
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“No. Stars for this company! As soon as they......”

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Mar 23,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Carol ainley'
Mar 23,2020
2 people found
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No. Stars for this company! As soon as they get yr money they run! Customer service is terrible ! They sell you a product for £399 then want to sell You another with days! Adding extra Cost ! They want you to reduce yr property Price within days! ...
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“Absolutely full of crap, a guy called Richard......”

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Mar 20,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Karen ball'
Mar 20,2020
2 people found
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Absolutely full of crap, a guy called Richard my mother dealt with had her offer accepted was told she had the property, cash buyer, they then said that the seller pulled out because his mother in law needed the property, the house is still on ...
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“Rude and incompetent call centre based estate agent...”

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Mar 02,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Katie Barker'
Mar 02,2020
4 people found
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The call centre is completely incompetent. We have been trying to put in an offer and they have failed to phone back 4 times now, and failed to send anything by email. I wonder how many other offers that vendors are missing out on due to ...
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“House simple not simple to use...”

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Feb 25,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Mrs B'
Feb 25,2020
2 people found
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We haven't even completed our purchase yet and we are now dealing with staff member number 4 who is apparently leading house sale! From a buyers point they have been awful- clearly do not know what they are doing and for 3 weeks sending emails to wrong ...
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“Absolute con men, avoid at all costs...”

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Feb 24,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Sue Moore'
Feb 24,2020
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Absolute con men, avoid at all costs. Because of their unscrupulous and shady sales tactics, we lost a good deal of money when attempting to deal with Housesimple....
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“Terrible agents. Don't use them unless you w......”

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Feb 10,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Amanda Jackson'
Feb 10,2020
7 people found
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Terrible agents. Don't use them unless you want months of stress. No communication, very little knowledge of the property market, young inexperienced staff. Although they are free, they should pay you for the work you end up doing yourself and for the continued calls you ...
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“Ross English is a star and deserves a pay rise and a promotion!...”

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Feb 06,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Simon Allen'
Feb 06,2020
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I cannot describe just how amazing Housesimple have been throughout the entire transaction. Every person we have dealt with has been helpful and friendly and at every stage of the sale our designated agent, Ross English, was the first to update us, chase all parties ...
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“Worst agency ever.!!Terrible customer service......”

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Feb 04,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Artur Daniello'
Feb 04,2020
4 people found
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Worst agency ever.!!Terrible customer service!! Just waist time with theme!!!They never answer the phone and laying at any point!!! If you respect your time and money avoid them!!...
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“Horrible service...”

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Jan 15,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Raymond'
Jan 15,2020
5 people found
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I wouldn't suggest you to join this agency to sell your house. This agency is absolutely rubbish. I've seen the advert about selling houses that doesn't require any money so I joined this. An agent said that it doesn't require money but I need to ...
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“We have been provided with really poor service...”

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Jan 06,2020
Minithumbdown
By: 'Andrew Jenkins'
Jan 06,2020
3 people found
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We have been provided with really poor service and as a result, the chain collapsed. Our buyers went through the HouseSimple mortgage team and a month on they still didn't have their mortgage in principle! The chain above us became nervous and the vendors ended ...
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“A Buyer's Worst Nightmare...”

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Dec 03,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Jack Barmby'
Dec 03,2019
7 people found
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A buyer's worst nightmare. Under absolutely no circumstances, if at all avoidable, use this company. Their 'negotiators' are understaffed, won't call you back or discuss your position with you at the point you make an offer, and won't call you back when they make promises. ...
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“If you are thinking of using House SImple to ......”

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Nov 15,2019
Minithumbdown
By: 'Steve'
Nov 15,2019
5 people found
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If you are thinking of using House SImple to do conveyancing then DONT. They are a waste of space. The first time buyer in my chain decided to use their services to buy. It was not until week 7 that they bothered to ask for searches. ...
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Our Fees

£0.

We offer a fully-managed estate agency service for free. No fees, no commission, no catch.
Our fully-managed free service includes:
● Your home valued by a local expert
● Photos and floorplans so your home looks its best
● Get your ad seen by millions on Rightmove & Zoopla
● Achieve the best possible price thanks to our expert negotiation team
● A fully managed sale until the end — we’re by your side until moving day
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