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Homelight vs. Purplebricks

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as of 06/11/2018
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Comparing different models Homelight provides tools to help you find an agent and offers a traditional brokerage service while Purplebricks offers a discount online service to sell your home.

What is Homelight

Homelight is an unbiased platform that helps you find local agents that best fits your needs using comprehensive analytics. They compile data from over 29 million real estate transactions and 2 million agents to help you find a top local agent. Homelight uses factors such as client reviews, transaction volume, and property type specialization to help match you with an agent that fits your needs. Agents listed on the platform are not able to pay to boost their ranking, as rankings are purely based on data. Homelight is free to use, and makes money from referral fees paid by agents.

How Homelight works

  • Enter your location
  • Answer a few questions and submit contact information
  • Receive information on top agents around you.
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What is Purplebricks

Purplebricks is an online real estate agency that will help you sell your home for a low flat fee. They are an international company, selling homes in the United Kingdom, Australia, and expanding into the United States, starting with California. With Purplebricks, you will work with a local real estate agent from listing to closing, along with 24/7 support from a remote team.

How Purplebricks works

  • Book a free valuation and Purple Bricks will perform a comparative market analysis to price you home
  • You will receive a yard sign and lockbox for showings
  • Your home will be listed on the MLS and syndicated to other online listing sites
  • Showings will be booked on Purplebrick's end to end platform that allow showings to be booked instantly
  • As buyers or their agents can make offers through Purplebricks' platform, you will be the first to see your offers as soon as they are made
  • You or your Purplebricks agent can negotiate back and forth with the buyers 24/7 through their online platform
  • Your agent will guide you through escrow and closing
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Service offerings by Homelight compared to Purplebricks
Service
Homelight
Purplebricks
Agent Comparison
In-Home Consultation
In-Person Agent Assistance
MLS Listing
Listing Syndication
Online Listing (Zillow, Trulia, etc.)