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Find out more below about selling your home to a cash house buyer.
We’ve assisted many sellers needing a quick house sale by introducing them to multiple cash buyers; here’s what some of our former customers said about us:
- We wanted a quick house sale and heard about the Flying Homes service of multiple fast sale companies. We received several quotes, including one from a member of the NAPB (National Association of Property Buyers), who were registered with the Property Ombudsman, which gives more protection. Very happy. Jeanette Rollesby
- I wanted an excellent company to get a quick property sale, as I couldn’t keep up with my mortgage payments. Thanks to the Flying Homes team, I sent my phone number, email, and other details to get offers from several companies! Kevin Moorland
- I tried to sell my property quickly using estate agents. They told me what to do to sell my house fast for the total market value. Unfortunately, these turned out to be broken promises, and I had to reduce the price several times, but still no sale! In the end, I asked Flying Homes, and they arranged the deal in a snap! Sarah Ainsworth.
- I needed to sell the house quickly for a reasonable price, at market value. Our mortgage was high; we missed payments and needed to stop the repossession of our home. Thank you, Flying Homes; with a bit of help from our relatives, we got there! Sandra Melton
- We got a quick phone call and several cash offers within hours from several buyers associated with Flying Homes, no obligation and no more mortgage payments! A slick, professional service! Amy Souter
Why sell your house fast? What benefits are there?
1. Reduce bills, save money
Selling your home fast means no more mortgage payments, council tax or utility bills to pay. Plus, no more maintenance. Selling quickly to a property buyer can also save legal fees and the cost of home staging, necessary if selling via an estate agent.
2. Liquidate assets
Whether you’re a property investor or just a homeowner in need of some quick cash, we can help you to liquidate your assets for your next venture.
3. Stop repossession
As well as being highly stressful, repossession adversely affects a person’s credit rating. If you are threatened with repossession and have no method of paying off arrears, consider using a property buying company registered with Flying Homes, and free up cash to clear your debts.
4. Divorcing or separating
Splitting up involves the division of assets, which can be time-sensitive in many break-ups. The family home sale can be complex and is one of the most stressful events in life, so people often use quick house buying companies for help.
Getting a new job, retiring or starting a new relationship can sometimes involve relocating to a different part of the UK and at short notice. Therefore you may need a sale in a hurry. Our registered buyers will give you competitive offers to buy your house fast, so you can concentrate on making last-minute arrangements for your future.
6. Inheriting a property
Dealing with a deceased’s estate is an emotional experience. Usually, the most significant asset will be the property. So ideally, you’ll want to expedite a sale and share the money between the beneficiaries.
7. Needing repairs
Often, homeowners who don’t have the time or money to carry out essential maintenance on their property face an impossible situation. However, by disposing of the property quickly in its current condition, an owner can avoid that expense and receive a fair market price in the process.
Different ways to sell a house in 2021:
1. High street agent
Typically takes 3 to 12 months to complete a sale, sometimes even longer. Plus, there are the agent fees and legal costs to be paid on completion.
2. Online estate agent
Realistically the same as the high street model - it can take a long time to complete your sale. And usually, you must pay their fees up front, with no refund if your home doesn’t sell.
3. Auctioning your home
Purchasers at auctions are usually investors - searching for a cheap deal they can profit from, meaning realistically, you’re unlikely to get the best return for your house sale.
What’s the sell house fast process?
A. Phase 1 - Data gathering & research
Data is compiled on your property and the local area - nearby services and useful transport links. So it doesn’t matter the location, London, Glasgow or anywhere else.
B. Phase 2 - Valuation and a formal offer
Working with local estate agents and taking Land Registry sold house prices into account, our buyers evaluate a valid cash offer for your home. This formal offer usually comes within seven days of your first contact with them.
C. Phase 3 - Accepting the offer
Usually, you’ll get a 30-day no-obligation, no pressure timeframe to accept the offer. If you take a cash offer, a series of background checks and surveys to ensure that the data you have provided is accurate.
D. Phase 4 - Legals & completing the sale
The final stage of the quick sale process is the legal paperwork and conveyancing needed to sell your home.
I want to sell my house quickly; what other options are available?
There is only one alternative-mainstream way to sell your house quickly for cash:
> Local Estate Agent
Should I use a quick sale estate agent?
Use a specialised fast sale estate agent if you want to sell conventionally. However, you will still have to reduce your price expectations to attract a buyer.
Even if you find a buyer quickly, be prepared for the process still to drag out - estate agents are not known for rushing, neither are solicitors and mortgage brokers.
To be safe, allow for between 3 - 6 months from the start of the process before the money is in your bank and be prepared to keep paying your mortgage, utility bills, insurance and maintenance upkeep each month in the meantime.
What does selling via a local estate agent cost?
Average estate agents’ fees: £4,310
Stamp duty: £1,774
Surveyors’ fees: £764
Conveyancing costs: £1,558
Removals charges: £1,065
(Source: Post Office Money)
Will I have to accept less using Flying Homes recommended buyers?
Yes, you’ll have to reduce your price expectations, but the process and timescales are entirely different from that of a local estate agent, so the amount you receive could be similar.
You’ll receive a no-obligation cash offer.
There is no For Sale sign and the hassle of multiple viewings, so discretion is crucial.
If the offer is acceptable to you, our buyers can move quickly with the purchase (but in your timescales).
Our registered buyers can arrange and contribute towards any legal fees to complete the process in a timely fashion.
Monies can be in your account within weeks.
Is selling using a Property Auction viable?
Demand from multiple bidders during an auction can drive the price up. If demand is low and there isn’t a bidding war, then you may be disappointed. If successful, the buyer has to deposit 10% of the selling price and pay the remaining 90% later a month.
Selling at auction may not suit your timescale. However, investors mainly frequent auctions, as do developers and builders looking for a project to buy cheaply.
What costs are involved in an auction sale?
> Approx 2.5% of the final sale price
> Plus auctioneer’s marketing costs
> Solicitor fees before the auction and again on the day
> Auctioneer’s fees are not refundable.
> If a buyer meets your reserve price - you can’t pull out
The market is flat; should I sell my house to you or wait until demand picks up and gets a better price?
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or if the property market is slow. Each of our registered buyers will give you a competitive offer for your home and help you move in a timeframe that suits you. Many can also agree on an early completion the same day. Nothing is legally binding until YOU are ready to move forward with the sale.
I want to sell my property fast for cash. Is this possible?
It depends on your interpretation of selling a house quickly for cash! The phrase refers to purchasers having ‘cash in the bank’ instead of relying on a mortgage. Why does this matter? Because a purchaser that has the money in the bank can complete the house buying process quicker than if a mortgage is required.
Where can I see ‘sell fast reviews’ for UK property buyers?
There are many different review websites, such as Reviews.co.uk and Trustpilot. Some sites, like ProvenExpert.co.uk, aggregate all the review sources for companies. Reviews also feature on many homebuyers’ websites, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter pages.
The critical point to note is to do your research. Google the name of each company and see what people have said about them!
What can I do to sell my house fast?
How do I sell my house fast for cash? Consider: pricing, minimising paperwork delays, how you present your home, optimising viewings, and alternative ways to sell.
Selling the house viewing tips - how to present your house for sale in the UK
1. Clean, tidy up & declutter, removing unnecessary furniture/knick-knacks.
2. Depersonalise your home, neutralising the decor.
3. Carry out visible repairs, update any needed certificates - gas, electric, EPC, etc.
4. Let in the light, open curtains or blinds, and consider mood lighting.
5. Take quality photos, compile a good property description highlighting useful features/local amenities.
6. Set a competitive price to attract interest and competing purchasers.
7. Anticipate the purchaser’s questions, gather together important information needed.
8. Send the kids and pets to neighbours or relatives for uninterrupted viewings.
9. If possible, show your property to multiple buyers at viewings to maximise interest.
10. Choose an offer that can complete a purchase quickly, usually a buyer with nothing to sell.
11. Instruct a speedy conveyancer to ensure the legal process is quick to minimise delays.
12. Organise removals in advance, as often a purchase is conditional on vacant possession.
13. If speed is of the essence, consider a cash property buyer who is used to buying in a hurry but offers a lower price.
How does a quick sale work?
Quick sale companies offer to buy your home or find a buyer and complete the purchase in a few weeks, in return for paying a reduced price. Selling this way, you’ll receive anything from 80% to 100% of your property’s value.
The process can vary but is usually is as follows:
1. Submit contact and property details to the property buyer.
2. The buyer assesses the property and calculates the value.
3. The buyer collects more information about the seller’s property (features, local amenities and any outstanding mortgages).
4. The property buyer may make an offer in principle at this point but confirm any final bid is conditional on a visit to the property to carry out a valuation.
5. If you agree on a price, solicitors are instructed to finalise the sale for both buyer and seller.
Can I sell my house fast for market value?
Selling a house fast for market value, in days or weeks, is only possible if there are several competing buyers in a position to finalise any sale quickly.
Cash buyers offering a quick house sale service only offer a discounted 80-100% of the market value of your home.
How do I sell my house fast in London?
Sell quickly in London by appointing several estate agents and pricing your home competitively. Alternatively, sell in a snap to a cash house buyer in a position to complete the transaction within a matter of weeks.
How will cash buyers value my property?
Property buying companies generally use a set pattern for their internal valuation process and then offer you a percentage of that figure (80 - 100%). The initial valuation can vary widely from one cash house buyer to another.
The valuation timeline:
1. Desktop valuation based on sold house price data and what’s similar for sale identical to your property within a local radius.
2. Informal valuation with more in-depth analysis based on a visit to the property and consultation with local agents, etc.
3. Formal RICS valuation.
Tips on how to sell a house quickly!
1. Consider timing and market conditions.
2. Make your home a blank canvas.
3. Instruct a solicitor early on.
4. Look at each buyer’s position.
5. Consider a sale to a property buyer who follows a code of conduct such as the NAPB.
Once you’ve found your next dream home, you’ll want to know how to sell your old house in a snap and get things moving as soon as possible. Of course, if you’re part of a chain, it is a nail-biting time, but if you’re keen to get your current house sold as quickly as possible, there are plenty of things you can do to speed up the process.
Think about the timing and market conditions
If you’re moving for a new job or the arrival of a baby, you might not have considered the timing and market requirements. However, if your move isn’t time-sensitive and you don’t want your house sitting on the market for too long, it can be worth planning your move for Spring or Autumn, which are traditionally the best times to sell quickly. Unfortunately, the market tends to slow during winter and the summer holidays, so you may have a more challenging time finding a buyer.
As well as researching the property market you’re looking to move into; it’s worth keeping up-to-date with any developments in your current area that may affect your home’s saleability. Keep an eye on how fast houses are selling locally, which can be a good indicator of how well yours will sell. Getting advice from different local estate agents will help you feel the demand and agree on a realistic asking price for your home.
Make your home a blank canvas for prospective purchasers.
When you’ve been living somewhere for several years, it inevitably begins to feel very ‘you.’ If you want a speedy sale, potential buyers need to picture themselves living in your home. Therefore, make it as much of a blank canvas for them as possible. Declutter, fix up any damage or patches of wear and tear, tone down any out-there décor, and make sure your home is as spotless and neutral as possible for viewings.
Instruct a solicitor early on in the process
Conveyancing takes time, as you’ll probably remember from when you bought your current home! So the sooner you can instruct your conveyancer, the quicker things can begin to move forward once you’ve found the right buyer. That way, while you get on with tidying up the house for viewings, they can make a start on the draft contract and various other bits of administrative paperwork that need doing.
Look at each buyer’s position, as well as their offer.
Selling to cash house buyers or a first-time buyer without an existing chain can be a huge advantage. If a purchase isn’t dependent on the sale of another property or on securing a mortgage offer, that means less chance of everything falling through. Likewise, if they already have a good-sized deposit and can get the house ready to sell quickly, mortgage agreed in principle, this will speed the whole process up, with a guaranteed cash offer and sale finalised in weeks.
Of course, many homeowners want to get the best possible price for their home, so don’t be afraid to negotiate, but keep buying positions in mind. Given two similar offers – one with the potential for hiccups and delays along the way and one that’s likely to be far more straightforward – it may be worth accepting a slightly reduced price for the sake of speed and simplicity.
Consider selling to a property buyer for a quick sale.
If your sale on the open market is proving slow and fruitless, and you need to sell in a hurry, it may also be worth considering a quick house sale service. Specialist house buying services can help you avoid the risks and delays associated with having a chain without compromising price. We match sellers with buyers, usually, who are ready to proceed with the purchase straight away – and we can secure offers comparable to what you’d expect to get by selling through a local estate agent. In addition, we partner with National Association of Property Buyers members who agree on standard trading terms to offer some protection.
Selling your home to buy a new one is probably the most significant and most stressful transaction you’re ever going to make – but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Knowing how to sell your property fast can help to make the process less stressful. Whichever sales route you go down, do your research carefully, seek advice from multiple sources, and look into all the possible options before you sell a house quick!