Online sellers are increasingly using a tool called a ‘dealer’ to sell to their customers, according to a new guide published by a UK-based digital marketing agency.
As the internet has spread around the world, people are buying, renting, and selling more online, and a specialist is a tool that can help them do this with relative ease.
In a guide published on Thursday by marketing agency Coda, the firm claims that more than 80% of people now use online retailers to sell their home and property online.
But it’s still a huge undertaking, with the average transaction cost of an online sale for a single-family home or property range from £10,000 to £40,000, according the report.
The guide comes as a number of companies are ramping up their own online marketing services, including a new service that helps people buy and sell houses and property from their smartphone.
Coda’s website features a listing of over 500,000 homes, but the company said the average price per home on its site is £30,000 ($48,000).
The firm said it’s working to bring this to the mainstream, but noted that it will be difficult to get the price right without the help of a specialist.
“It is vital that our clients and customers can rely on us to help them understand how the services we provide work,” the firm said in a statement.
For those that want to buy online, the Coda guide gives a brief guide on how to do it, including:What to do if you don’t have a specialist dealFind out if you have to get a mortgage from a local lenderFind out how to compare the cost of buying property with the local mortgage lenderWhat you can expect when you apply to get your mortgageHow much you should pay if you’re applying for a mortgageWhat to know about mortgage repaymentsHow to apply for a home loanWhat you need to know if you’ve lost your mortgageCoda also said it has developed a suite of tools that help buyers find a home in a particular area.
It’s a bit like Amazon’s Prime service, but its focus is on building real estate rather than just selling items.