Strike
4.1/5, 374 reviews
81% recommended
63% sales valuation accuracy
85% sales fee satisfaction
Strike is here to redefine the way you move. After 200 years of high fees and pointless jargon, it’s time for a change. That’s why we’re changing what it means to be an estate agent. We bring together local expertise and technology to make moving easy. And free. ... show more Strike is here to redefine the way you move. After 200 years of high fees and pointless jargon, it’s time for a change. That’s why we’re changing what it means to be an estate agent. We bring together local expertise and technology to make moving easy. And free.
Selling your home for free is at the heart of what we do. We work differently than traditional estate agents. We use technology to be more effective and don’t have expensive high street branches, so we can pass the savings onto you.
We recommend useful services from our partners along the way — and if you choose one of these optional services, our partner pays us a referral fee. And if you don’t choose to use them, we’ll still sell your home for free. No pressure, no awkwardness, just a fantastic, free service.
Housesimple OnLine Estate Agents

Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 63% 85% £24,000 £1,650,000
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
13 2 0 0 285 26 3 7 3 35
Areas covered
  • Nationwide
Address

The Octagon
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1TG
0333 331 4046

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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“What a great company to do business with. Fro......”

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Sep 11,2020
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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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By: 'Yasmin Lei'
Aug 07,2020
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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
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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? ...

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Jul 23,2020
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By: 'Stephen Campbell'
Jul 23,2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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By: 'Abdul'
Jun 10,2020
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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
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By: 'Richard Cowell'
Jun 08,2020
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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
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By: 'Adele kirk'
May 07,2020
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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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“No. Stars for this company! As soon as they......”

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Mar 23,2020
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By: 'Carol ainley'
Mar 23,2020
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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
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By: 'Karen ball'
Mar 20,2020
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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
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By: 'Katie Barker'
Mar 02,2020
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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
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By: 'Mrs B'
Feb 25,2020
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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
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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
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By: 'Amanda Jackson'
Feb 10,2020
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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
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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
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By: 'Artur Daniello'
Feb 04,2020
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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
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By: 'Raymond'
Jan 15,2020
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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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By: 'Andrew Jenkins'
Jan 06,2020
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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
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By: 'Jack Barmby'
Dec 03,2019
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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
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By: 'Steve'
Nov 15,2019
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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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“House Simpletons...”

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Nov 11,2019
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By: 'Daniel Thomas'
Nov 11,2019
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This is my first experience in buying a house and these imbeciles have made me think it might well be the last. Ultimately because of a catalogue of lies and incompetence, we have wasted a lot of money on a survey and that's about your ...
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By: Amy
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Your experience Is exactly like ours! They are the most incompetent group of idiots I have ever encountered. They lied to us repeatedly and wouldn't reply to emails or calls. I don't believe these 5 star reviews on here are real. ...

“The absolute worse estate agent I have used i......”

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Sep 04,2019
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By: 'John culshaw'
Sep 04,2019
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The absolute worse estate agent I have used in 15 years buying selling and renting houses.constant no shows for viewings,no customer service at all,terrible attitude when making enquiries,was promised house would sold within weeks of going on the market 18 months later still ...
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By: Mrs
Nov 07, 2019
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Agreed ' bad experiences reported from so many !! Phillip/Nidge everyone I speak to who has used house simple say the same - lots of viewing booked and all feels very positive to start with - but then the viewings are regularly cancelled and generally a lack of communication makes the service below par. The staff are young and appear to have no experience other than answering the phone ; whilst a high street estate agent charges you for the job in doing so they make sure they secure viewings, at ...

“HORRENDOUS. AVOID...”

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Jul 29,2019
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By: 'Jill'
Jul 29,2019
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Just called to try to book a viewing and was passed to a rude aggressive '*' who seemed only interested in getting details for their database rather than helping in any way with the enquiry I had. I had been really interested but now ...
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“Andy was fantastic...”

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Jul 23,2019
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By: 'Louise Machin'
Jul 23,2019
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Andy was fantastic with our purchase, taking the time to discuss options with us and keeping us informed at every stage of the process, which was greatly appreciated....
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“Grossly inaccurate valuation...”

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Jul 17,2019
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By: 'Anja Lobert'
Jul 17,2019
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Really disappointing. The guy that came around valued my house in East Manchester at 100-120k. I wound up selling it for 163k with a different estate agency. That's just way too inaccurate a valuation, so I would not use these guys in the future....
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“All the staff were very helpful throughout es......”

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Jul 15,2019
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By: 'Jamie'
Jul 15,2019
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All the staff were very helpful throughout especially Ross English who went above and beyond to make sure everything went to plan. Massive thank you to this company...
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“Seller beware! You get what you pay for! Age......”

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Jul 05,2019
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By: 'Heather Pozzo'
Jul 05,2019
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Seller beware! You get what you pay for! Agents are all young and inexperienced. Tons of mistakes made on their end, had to be chased up several times for corrections. Their measurements for the floor plan were incorrect and they wouldn't fix them, advising all ...
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“I was sceptical but......”

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Jun 25,2019
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By: 'Andrew Gilrose'
Jun 25,2019
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Thought that selling my house was too good to be true but I've been pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. A few challenges with getting hold of people early on but they listened to my feedback and seemed to improve throughout the process. Happy with ...
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Vendor Fees

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
Last updated at 21/07/2020, 9:20 AM by Lizzie Berens
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