Top 10 Tips On How To Sell Your Property Quickly
Selling a house quickly is often important to many people. It allows them to make their forward plans with assurance and avoid any unnecessary delays. It is often about convenience and peace of mind. As there are various options available when seeking a quick sale, it is important to understand the process involved. Here are 10 top tips to selling your house quickly:
Tip 1: Decide Your Objectives
The first step in selling your house quickly is to decide what it is that you are actually looking to achieve. Do you need to sell quickly in order to secure your new home? Do you need a quick release of cash for another investment or to settle some outstanding debts? Has your property fallen into disrepair meaning that your options to sell are limited? Has the sale of your property on the market fallen through at the last minute meaning that you are back to square one?
Whatever the reason for seeking a quick sale of your house, firstly understand your own objectives to see if this is the right way to go.
Tip 2: Decide Which Route To Selling Your House You Want To Take
When selling a property quickly, you need to decide which way to go. You can either use an estate agent and go the on-market route, or you can sell your house to a private buyer such as Serene Homes. Selling through an estate agent will take much longer with typical sales requiring 6 to 12 months, whereas Serene Homes can complete on a property within 7 days. Accounting for the time you can save and costs you can avoid, the difference in final price from Serene Homes vs. an estate agent may not be much in the end.
Tip 3: Appoint The Right Company To Sell Your House
If you choose to sell your house to a property buying company, then it is important to choose the right one. More information can be found on our What To Look For In A Property Buying Company page. It is important to understand whether the cash property buying company has funding in place, such as Serene Homes, or whether the company needs to find an outside investor which can take more time. It is also important to clarify any fees and whether you will be bound by any contract preventing you from selling via another route if things don’t work out. Serene Homes cover all fees and do not tie you into any contract or marketing agreement.
Tip 4: Avoid Mortgage Buyers
If you really want to sell your house quickly then you will need to avoid mortgage buyers. Not only do mortgage buyers come with a higher risk of the sale falling through due to there being a problem with the mortgage application, but even successful mortgage applications take months to come through.
The only way to achieve a quick house sale is to sell to a cash buyer and although estate agents do have cash buyers on their books, the typical timeframe to complete a sale is still far longer than selling to a cash buyer such as Serene Homes, which can complete on a sale in as little as 7 days.
Tip 5: Do Some Research
In the UK, there is plenty of information online to get an idea of what your property may be worth. Rightmove and Zoopla are useful sources and although not entirely accurate, they will give you a feel for what your house may be worth. You can look at what prices similar houses have sold for in the area and you can even speak with neighbours who may have some experience. Ultimately there is plenty of free information out there.
Tip 6: Get A Valuation Done On Your House
When you instruct a formal valuation of your house you will need to pay for this. The typical cost will range between £200 to £500. This is a cost that you will need to cover unless you sell your house to Serene Homes with all fees being covered. More information on getting a free valuation of your house can be found at our Property Valuation page.
Once the valuation is completed, then one of two things will happen – you can accept the final cash offer for your house and receive the money from your house sale within as little as 7 days, or you are free to reject the offer and pursue another route. Either way, you will have had a free valuation for your property, and this is incredibly useful information.
Tip 7: Calculate Your Figures
A mistake that some people often make is that they do not correctly understand their figures. Sometimes the thought of selling their property at a discount is misunderstood as it can actually help you achieve your goals. If you can sell your property in as little as a week and you calculate that the price is acceptable for you to be able to move forward with your plans, then it can be a viable option.
What is recommended is that you get a valuation of your property – which is free if you use Serene Homes – to understand whether you need to sell for market value, which usually takes 6 to 12 months, or you can sell for less quickly. Once you understand the value then you will understand what cash offers are available.
Tip 8: Speak With Family
Selling a house is a very big decision so it is always best to speak with family, or even friends. Weigh up the different options and get some second opinions. Speak openly and get their input on whether selling your house quickly is the right thing to do or whether you feel happy waiting longer. If you want to sell your house quickly to allow you to achieve your objectives, then discussing with family can help you feel comfortable that you are making the right decision.
Tip 9: Find Where You Want To Live Next
It sounds obvious but before you make the decision to sell your house quickly, you will need to make sure that it aligns with where you want to live next. If you do not live in the property and it is, for example, a rental property, then that is not an issue, but if you live in the property that you are selling then you will need to organise your next home.
One of the ways that the service of Serene Homes is very useful is that there is a guarantee in place meaning that there is no risk of the sale falling through. So, if you have tried to sell your property through an estate agent and the sale has fallen through putting your next purchase at risk, then Serene Homes can step in to quickly buy your house allowing you to still secure your next home.
Tip 10: Make A Decision And Stick To It
Once you have made a decision to sell your property quickly, then try not to procrastinate further. Once you understand your own objectives and you feel happy that you do want to sell your house quickly, then getting in touch with a property cash buying company like Serene Homes will offer further assurance that you are making the right decision. And at the very least, you will receive a free valuation of your home.
There are only three simple steps involved in the Serene Homes property cash buying process and there are absolutely no fees involved. The service is quick, hassle-free and guaranteed.
Contact a friendly member of Serene Homes today to discuss selling your house in as little as 7 days.