Selling your house with a traditional high street estate agent is not the only solution that you’ve got for selling your property fast.
You can choose from Quick House Sale Companies, selling yourself or using online estate agent.
Selling with a Quick House Sale Company
Choose a quick professional house buying company can be an effective solution.
Saying this, there are good ones as well bad ones, so be very, very careful. Do your research. Research will provide you with all the information you need for you to make an informed decision.
When selling your home fast with a house buying company the number one top I recommend you take is to Know the value of your property.
If you’ve read other blogs and videos I post, you’l notice that I strongly advise doing your own research on the true value of your property. And with the access to web portals like Rightmove and Zoopla, it has become so much more easier to do.
First research the sold price history for houses similar to yours in the same area. If you cannot find a house within the area, expand the search out starting with 1/4 quarter mile and so forth. Its key you evaluate hoses similar to yours. So if your house is 3 bed semi detached victorian house which is in need of a refurbishment, find the sold prices of houses that exactly the same type and number of rooms.
Top Tip: If you can find enough similar houses that have sold in the last 12 months that will make your research even more accurate!
Also check out the properties that are up for sale. Make sure you include houses that have ‘Sold Subject to Contract’ i.e. “STC”.
When you carry out this search, you want to be looking out for how many properties similar are on the market, the length of time that have been listed for, the prices and if there are some properties are being advertised by two or more different estate agents.
This will help you determine the strength of the market and how strong the demand is for the the type of property you are selling. If you find that properties are being listed and the same average price but have been on the market for a long time, then you can determine the selling your house at the same price is not going to deliver a fast house sale.
You will need to reduce the price you sell at in order to attract a quick house sale buyer.
Sell Your House Yourself
In order to do this you will need to make sure your house has great pictures.
Make sure your house is looking clean and tidy inside and outside, and put it on those free portals like Gumtree and eBay. A lot of people advertise properties for sale on there. That might cost you a few pound, but you can market on a lot of portals for little money, so you don’t necessarily need an agent. You may get a lot of tire kickers and time wastes but if you do find a buyer you will have saved some money.
Online Estate Agents
Now you you may well be saying “Well, that’s an estate agent,” but some of them just do listings. They’re not really agents, they’re just listing agents, so you might pay £200 to £300, and they’ll list it on Rightmove and Zoopla for you. When an enquiry comes through they’ll forward it directly to you to manage. You do the viewings. You do the negotiations. You do the paperwork. You do the administration work. So if you have the time, then this could a good option for you to choose from.
I hope that helps. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to give me a ring on 0191 486 2386. There’s absolutely no obligations!