I’ll be sticking to websites that can get my property across platforms like Rightmove & Zoopla, like Upad or Open Rent. I’d just like to clarify, just because Tortilla didn’t work for me, it’s not to say it won’t work for anyone else. Update: Tepilo’s website seems to have gone through major renovation since I wrote this review, and it definitely appears to be more functional. I only do it part time, I still hold down a full-time job. If I were interested in a property, I would just call the seller ASAP. It looks like a London sink estate, and it isn't even my road! Have you noticed that you cannot contact anyone on Tortilla? )is long enough for a site like that one to have caught on. Run properly there should be thousands of UK properties listed by now.
However, I still won’t be using their service again, because it doesn’t appear like their service has improved with the redesign – they’ve managed to rack-up quite an impressive collection of horrendous ratings and feedback on Trust Pilot. I was never involved in the property industry before becoming a landlord 4-5 years ago! The 'feedback' thingy either doesn't move at all or just pings back. As you say, it should be easy to log on and navigate. So can you (or anyone else) recommend any of the other online estate agents??!!
When my wife asked if there was any way to circumvent Tepilo's enquiry process (ie direct email to us) we were advised that customers could call Tepilo instead of they preferred, however this was still merely to complete registration over the phone. Wish we'd seen more comments like this before throwing money away.
Furthermore, the agent's attitude was essentially 'this is our process - tough luck'. By contrast when my wife registering to sell our property the agent couldn't be more helpful (to relieve us of our money). I stubbled upon your site whilst also trying to find out why sarah decided to call the company the Rediculous 'tepilo'I am sorry you had a bad experience with tepilo.'On a hill top in the middle of knowhere where sex with sheep is accustomed'There isn't any reason to be racist to the Welsh-its old, boring, predictable and untrue.
After hearing a lot of hype from all angles about Tepilo, the all-new online letting and online estate agent, I eagerly listed a vacant rental property on their website.
the vendor could've easily sold it by now just by going to the agents located nearby instead.They are an online estate agent with bad traits and underhanded tactics.I paid upfront for my marketing and what should have been a straight forward sale with no chain culminated in them advising my buyer ( who it turned out did not have the funds to purchase my property at the price we agreed) to try gazundering us out of £10k.If someone said, “yeah, check out the website Tepilo if you want to sell your house”, the average person would probably look bewildered and say, “What? Websites like “Rightmove” and “Gumtree” are easy to remember because they’re a combination of two every day words that EVERYONE uses – “RIGHT” and “MOVE”.Anyways, the branding decision for Teplilo always urked me.I’m probably doing them a favour by keeping the campaign alive because I’m effectively inflating their stock. I listed the same property on Gumtree, and received several solid enquiries pretty sharpish and hundreds of page views.The property I marketed is located in a popular part of town in a popular part of Essex, so I was expecting at least one enquiry (to say the very least). Unlike Gumtree, Tepilo doesn’t display how many people viewed each advert – it’s a shame they don’t show that data because I’d be interested to see if anyone actually looked at my advert.Unless Torpedo do something dramatic to beef up lead generation I probably won’t bother using their platform again. Writing this disappointing review actually hurt because I’m a huge Sarah Beeny fan. The so called 'Tepilo Team' as well as the Google photographers are as incompetent as each other.At least, not for trying to fill a vacant rental property. I currently have mascara running down my cheeks, and I think a part of me just died. I hope she understands (I’m confident she does) that vacant properties costs landlords stacks of money, so relying on Torpedo to find tenants is currently financial suicide. I listed a flat for sale in 2010, and had no response until the 'Tepilo Team' (who are rubbish at 'IT') sent me an email TODAY for a viewing, for Mrs so and so. What is the point of leaving a contact number on there if it isn't used? I also listed a house in Surrey at around the same time 2010, complete with lots of really good photos which they(Tepilo)are displaying chopped in half, alongside a dreadful Google street view of all of the vans in the area parked there for the day. If they are IT and Sat' Nav' experts, I am an engineer for the next space ship to planet Keppler B2 (600 light years away).I think your blogs are very insightful and I can't help popping on every day to read some more potentially offensive/smutty/crude articles! I am curious though to find out if you were in the property industry before becoming a full time landlord. I'm not really involved in it now, I just write about my landlord experiences, nothing much else! The trouble with Sarah Beeney is that she is trying too many things and not really perfecting her online sites. I am trying to select one at the moment on the basis that they are much cheaper than traditional high st agents....are they effective? (I am in Yorkshire and most don't seem to have much property on up here)Hi KJM, I used Tepilo for letting services- not for sales.I believe she also has a singles dating site on the go. However, here is a list of online estate agents you can choose from: luck :)We are currently half way through our six month listing with Tepilo for our home in Sheffield. We were told by one visitor that Tepilo's registration process for arranging a viewing is off putting and they had nearly not bothered.