Changing estate agency for good

Having spent more than 30 years selling homes in North 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.
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 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 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.

Neil Urch, Managing Director.

Local knowledge,
broad experience

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

Each member of the House Fox team has lived and worked in North Somerset for many years. They know every street, road, avenue and
cul-de-sac in their area. And they know the right asking price for your home.

“Couldn't recommend them enough! Such lovely people who know their stuff, no problems whatsoever and great value for money! Would use 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.

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.

Our Team

In 2020 we were voted Best 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 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 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 the team?