Supermarket group Asda is to start selling property through its stores.
Shoppers may soon be carting away a property
Shoppers will be able to browse properties for sale via an in-store computer terminal.
People choosing to sell their homes through Asda will pay lower than average estate agency fees and receive a free Home Information Pack (HIP).
The system will be trialled in 10 Asda stores in the Sunderland area during the summer but could be rolled-out across the UK by the end of the year.
"For years, postcards on our community boards have helped customers rent their perfect pad - now we're going to help them buy it," said Gev Lynott, Asda's financial services director.
People looking to buy property can browse a website with properties for sale and then leave their contact details.
They will then be contacted by a representative from Homes at Supermarkets who will arrange a viewing.
Incentives are to be offered to people looking to sell their home through their local Asda.
Sellers will receive a free HIP.
From June 2007 it will be compulsory for sellers to have an HIP.
The packs will contain a property survey as well as proof of ownership and local authority search results. Some estimates have put the cost of preparing an HIP at between £600 and £1,000.