Changing estate agency for good

Having spent more than 30 years selling homes in Somerset, Managing Director Neil Urch felt it was time for a change. He had a vision to make estate agency more accessible, efficient and customer-friendly – with the focus on first class service.
To that end he created a structure based on a transparent fairer fee, not on a percentage of property values. His concept of a fairer fee for a full agency service is designed to save sellers on average 50% of the percentage-of-value fees charged by traditional high street agents.

A Full Estate Agent Service

Neil’s vision gives customers the full agency service, from valuation to completion, truly local expertise, and high standards of customer service. And unlike national online estate agencies, there are no tie-ins, or hidden surprises.
Our contracts are fairer too. Other agents will typically try to tie sellers into 16, or 20 week contracts. Sometimes they will include “back-end clauses” binding the seller for a further 28 days at the end of the contract period.
We think this is unfair. At House Fox Estate Agents our normal contract period is just twelve weeks, and definitely no penalty fees for early termination of contract, with terms to suit your individual needs.
The result of Neil’s vision is unique – a fairer way to sell homes.
Estate Agent Director Neil Urch Weston Portishead Burnham

Neil Urch, Managing Director.

Local knowledge with a broad property valuation experience

Our approach has made us, in just a few years, the fastest growing estate agent in terms of sales in Somerset, according to the number 1 voted property selling website, Rightmove. And key to that has been in attracting and employing highly experienced local regional partners and sales negotiators.

“Couldn't recommend them enough! Such lovely people who know their stuff, no problems whatsoever and great value for money! Would use these estate agents again in a heartbeat.”

Knowing the right asking price is not something you can gauge simply by looking at how many bedrooms it has or the size of the garden. Our sales negotiators examine the specifics such as the quality of local schools, ease of access to local shops, local facilities, public transport or the motorway. All of these factors and many more make up the “granular detail” of how easily homes in a certain street will sell… and for precisely how much. House Fox estate agents now have local estate agent sales offices in Weston-super-Mare, Portishead and Burnham-on-Sea covering all locations and villages across Somerset.

Having a local expert value your home is essential if you are not to undersell what you have… or find you have to waste time and keep reducing the price to get a sale. Professional valuations and guidance from Award Winning Estate Agents House Fox.

Our Team

In 2020 we were voted Best Estate Agents in County for Somerset (North and South) at the ESTAS Customer Service awards sponsored by Zoopla, and achieved a silver award for The South West of England.

Winning means so much as the results are based purely on customer reviews from clients that have experienced a full service from their estate agent. ESTAS reviews can only be completed at the end of the transaction and a strict verification process ensures reviews are genuine.
We also Feature as “EXCELLENT” in the Best Estate Agency guide UK (sponsored by Rightmove) for the second year running. We are also extremely proud to have been awarded the “Best Residential Estate Agent in the South West of England” at the Prestige Awards.

What you get with House Fox Estate Agents

  • A free, no-obligation valuation and market appraisal from a local property expert.
  • Maximum online presence – your property will be prominently displayed on Rightmove, Zoopla. Boomin, Prime Location, social media and on this site.
  • Fully professional, high quality photography
  • Flexible contact hours from 8 a.m.
  • Fully accompanied viewings at times to suit you and your prospective buyers at times to suit you—even after 6pm.
  • A highly skilled negotiator ensuring you get the best possible price AND overseeing sales progression every step of the way.
  • A low transparent fee that’s a fraction of the price of high street agencies’ standard commission, with no upfront costs and no compromises on service.

Want to join our Estate Agency team?

Weston - Portishead - Burnham-on-Sea