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Good Buy has no shop front, instead doing business online and over the phone
Richard Bell

New Liverpool estate agents to make property sales ‘as straightforward as selling a car’

A property consultant in Liverpool is looking to give home owners full control of their property sales with the launch of a new digital estate agency.

Tim McInally, founder of Good Buy Estate Agents, believes the process of selling a home should be as easy as selling a car.

The company is based in Sefton but has no shop front, instead doing business online and over the phone. The decision to remain digital, Good Buy said, enables it to save on overheads and pass those savings on to clients.

Tim said: “When I was working as a property consultant a friend asked me why selling a house couldn’t be as straightforward as selling a car on the likes of Autotrader, or similar sites.

“With those sites you take some photos, write yourself a description and pay a set fee to advertise. The answer is that property sellers can’t advertise on the all-important property sites themselves, they need an agent to do that for them.”

He added: “I realised though that there was no reason why an agent couldn’t offer that kind of simple, low-cost solution.”

Speaking further, Tim said that as some people like “a more hands-on service”, he still handles viewings for some clients.

He continued: “But I’ve found that many people like to have the freedom to take their own photos, write their own description and show people around the property themselves.”

Tim previously worked for an estate agents in Liverpool, before going self-employed for 18 months and eventually setting up Good Buy Estate Agency.

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