Optimus Bid

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Get paid in days. Not months

Designed by Estate Agents for Estate Agents, Optimus Bid boosts your cash flow and shrinks your risk of fall-throughs. 

What if you could guarantee getting paid within just 10 days of a sale being agreed?


Lock in your commission.

Times are tough for Estate Agents. We’re living through one of the most challenging markets in years. To make matters worse, it’s taking longer than ever to get paid – assuming the transaction you’ve worked hard on even makes it to completion.  

But with Optimus Bid, your buyers and sellers are committed from the outset and the sale is secure. 

We take payment of a reservation fee at the point of sale agreed and we guarantee to pay you within 10 days of receiving your invoice.

Secure sales and fast fees.
With Optimus Bid, you market your properties in the usual way. The difference is you know when a sale will complete and when you’ll get paid. 

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Committed buyers.

Whether you’re using our Buy It Now option or transparent online bidding, buyers and sellers are instantly locked into a binding agreement.  
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Speedy transactions.

Completions are fixed and fast, happening in as little as 28 days. That’s 105 days quicker than the average private treaty sale.
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Works for all property types.

Whether it be Residential, Land or a Commercial Property you may normally turn away, we have a solution to suit.
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You're in control.

From fees to completion deadlines, Optimus Bid is fully flexible. So it works for chains and home buyers needing mortgages..
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Attractive pricing.

Thanks to the nominal amount we charge to use our platform, you can set the buyer’s reservation fee at a non-prohibitive level.
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Flexible sale options.

Give your clients a choice of:
●    Conditional sales with reservation fee
●    eBay-style transparent bidding

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Good for buyers

No more gazumping or buyer’s remorse 

Why are buyers happy to pay a reservation fee? There are three main reasons:

1. Transparency – they know where they stand when they’re bidding.
2. Security – they’re protecting themselves against gazumping.
3. Speed of transaction – home movers just want to move.

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Good for sellers

Attractive pricing, committed buyers and flexible completions .

Nowadays, sellers have to price sensitively if they want to sell.  

Thanks to the nominal amount we charge to use our platform, you can set the buyer’s reservation fee at a non-prohibitive level. That means with a low guide price your sellers can create a buzz and kickstart a bidding war – while a realistic reserve makes sure they achieve the best price. 

Buyers are locked into a sale with a fast, fixed timescale, but Optimus Bid gives your sellers the flexibility to set the completion deadline.  


Great for Estate Agents 

Optimus Bid enhances the way you sell houses.

Optimus Bid enhances the way you sell houses. It blends the control and client service of your private treaty sales with the speed, certainty and transparency of online property auctions.  

And with our low fees and flexible completions, you’re not just limited to traditional auction stock. You can make secure sales work for all types of sellers, properties, chains, and buyers needing a mortgage.  

That's not all, typically estate agents share 50% of their commission with the auction house they partner with. With Optimus Bid It can be as low as 15-20% meaning you get to keep 80-85% - a gamechanger. 


Partner success story

Selling houses is more of an art than a science. Part of an Estate Agent’s skill lies in managing client expectations and giving them realistic advice, especially in these price-sensitive times. 

One of our partner agencies, Avery Estate Agents, was selling a 3-bedroom semi-detached house in Weston-super-Mare. When the executors accepted their advice to lower the guide price, the reduction came slightly too late in the day to secure a sale during the first auction cycle. But it did generate more interest in the property.

A property investor made clear he wanted to purchase the house. He wasn’t a registered bidder, but our partner was able to secure a quick sale by taking advantage of our Buy It Now function. 

The sellers achieved a sale price that was not only £25,000 over the guide price but was also higher than the auction reserve.

Ready to find out more?

At Optimus, we understand the value of partnership. That’s why we choose to work only with firms who share our values and ethos for improving the home-buying experience.

With Optimus Bid, we’re looking to partner with ambitious Estate Agents who realise the market is changing and there’s a better way to serve home movers. 

If you think that’s your firm, we would love to hear from you.

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