Why Visum?

Why Visum

Visum is the UK's oldest online letting agent and online estate agent, operating since 2004. In that time we've helped let or sell over 30000 properties and saved our clients millions of pounds in traditional estate and letting agent fees.

Unlike some other 'online estate agents' (who are just technically savvy web developers hoping to grab a slice of a growing market) we are genuine landlords and estate agents, with over 20 years of experience in the industry.

Our experience means that not only can we let or sell your property, we can also help evict bad tenants, assist with background checks on prospective new ones, arrange various kinds of landlord or homeowner insurance, help with conveyancing, and even assist with the physical act of moving home.

Here are just a few reasons why you might want to instruct us:

The whole process can take just minutes: create your free account, load your property sale or rental advert using our intuitive form, supply us with the verification documents we need for our due diligence process and you're done.

Advertising your property for rent or sale in the right place to ensure a healthy amount of interest is one of the most important jobs an agent needs to do.

According to research by Rightmove around 97% of properties sold are seen first on the Internet. Newspaper ads and cards in estate agents' shop windows are effectively obsolete and certainly not worth paying thousands of pounds in extra fees for. Who now trudges around wearing out their shoe leather and using up their valuable time looking in windows when every property advert from every agent can be looked at from the comfort of their own chair?

If you're a landlord an empty void property costs you money, eventually leading to desperation and the act of letting it to anyone who shows interest in being a tenant, regardless of their suitability. You can then end up with a tenanted property with no rent coming in, which is much worse than having an empty property with no rent coming in! We help you to break this cycle by putting your property in front of a pool of potential tenants that newspaper and other forms of traditional landlord advertising could never reach. All letting agents can and do offer this service, but most charge hundreds of pounds for it, whereas we charge an amount more commensurate with the amount of work involved.

We advertise property for sale and property for rent on various websites, including Rightmove.co.uk, Primelocation.com, Zoopla.co.uk, NeedaProperty.co.uk, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Telegraph, This Is, Homes 24, MSN, The London Evening Standard, and Homes & Property, ensuring maximum exposure.

The vast majority of enquiries come from just 3 sites: Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation.

We can handle email and telephone enquiries for your property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. During the week our staff answer the phones from 8am to 8pm and 'Jenny', our sophisticated digital receptionist covers from 8pm to 8am. At weekends the staff work 9am to 4pm on Saturday and Jenny covers the rest of the time. Jenny is never sick, never late, never takes a tea break and never has a day off, ensuring that even if someone calls or emails about your property at 2am on New Year's Day they will get an answer and the information that they need. Jenny also offers supplemental cover during office hours to ensure that there is no queueing in the event of a sudden glut of calls.

We supply the leads from prospective tenants or buyers - you then choose how to progress these enquiries from that point on (arrange viewings, reject the applicant as unsuitable, etc). We are always available for further help and advice and can offer the whole suite of estate and letting agency services, such as negotiations, conveyancing, credit checks, referencing, rent guarantee insurance, landlords buildings insurance and so on.

Some online agents offer a 'free' service then sting you or your tenant with huge costs later on - we don't! Our price starts from just £129 for sale properties and £59 for rental properties with no strings attached.

No onerous 'sole agency' contract, no hidden clauses, no tie-ins to further services - we are simply providing a straightforward estate agency service to you. Of course if you want more services from us - credit checks, gas safety tests, EPCs etc, we're happy to oblige, but these are all totally optional with no pressure to take any of them.

Over 30k Clients
Over £10m Fees Saved
Over 30k Properties
Trading 10 years

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The Visum Difference

We're not your average estate agent:

  • 24/7/365 enquiry handling

  • Free tenant references for landlords

  • Mobile ready - manage ads/leads from any device

  • Dashboard for easy management of ads and leads