Dreaming of a speedy house sale?
Sitting around for several months while a house sale drags on is no one’s idea of fun.
When you are required to communicate with estate agents, conveyancers, valuers, buyers and more, it can be extremely tiring. Many people now view the ‘traditional’ method of selling a property to be outdated, because of how slow it can often be.
As one of the UK’s leading sell house fast companies, we have sold thousands of properties in every part of the UK. It doesn’t matter where you live, what your property looks like or what your reason is for selling: our main priority is getting the deal done quickly.
You can count on us for a smooth, stress-free process.
When you use our cash house buying service, it guarantees a quick sale of your house.
Sold.co.uk offers a quicker way.
You can have the deal completed within 7 days, or in a timeframe that works best for you.
So, instead of worrying about onward chains, price negotiation or the responsiveness of your estate agent, you can focus on tackling the next chapter of your life. Whether you intend to use the quick funds to relocate, fight off repossession, or even enjoy an early retirement – Sold.co.uk is here to help.
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How our Sell House Fast service works
The quickest way to sell your property, with the least amount of costs, is using a sell house fast company. These organisations have the funds to purchase your property up-front for cash. This means that there is no onward chain, no price negotiation and no commission from the sale.
You will receive a lower price for your house than you would do ‘on the market’ with a traditional estate agent. However, you also get to avoid the costs associated with selling, which can sometimes level things out.
You should be aware that not all sell house fast companies are entirely trustworthy. Many of these companies promise to do exceptional things but fail to deliver. Common warning signs that you should look out for include refusing to show proof of funding, having little/no online presence, or having lots of negative reviews.
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How long does it take to sell a house in the UK?
Almost every homeowner hopes for a quick house sale. There are lots of factors which go into how long it takes to sell your property – including location, price, property type, market conditions, the efficiency of the people involved, and more.
The average time to sell a house in the UK with an estate agent is 175 days. This figure varies slightly in different areas of the country – for example, Windsor in Berkshire, Knaphill in Surrey and Cowley in Oxfordshire have all performed above the national average in the past year.
Meanwhile, areas which are largely undesirable or receive a lot of bad publicity might take longer to find a buyer willing to move into the area.
Some common hurdles that slow down a property sale include a chain breaking down, the survey throwing up problems, an unresponsive/slow solicitor or estate agent, and delays with getting the mortgage finalised. On the other hand, cash house buyers can get the deal completed within one week.
This is why lots of landlords choose to sell house fast companies like Sold.co.uk.
Sold.co.uk can complete the purchase of your house within 7 days. The funds will be in your account within 48 hours of the deal going through – and this means that you can quickly use the cash from your sale for whatever you choose.
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What to do if you’re struggling to sell your house
If you are struggling to sell your house, you are far from alone. Thousands of people face this challenge every year, and with many estate agencies becoming slower, less knowledgeable and more expensive, it’s only natural that you look for alternative solutions. Sold.co.uk is here to help.
Why is my house so hard to sell?
Your ability to sell your house will vary based on its size, price, location, tenancy situation, lease terms (if applicable) and more. Throughout 2023, the UK economy experienced rising interest rates and inflation, which made it much harder to sell your house, too. While you can add fresh paint, fix broken light bulbs or lower your price, this does not always
compensate for an inefficient estate agent. Wherever you live in the country, a sell house fast company could be the ideal solution.
The fastest way to sell a house
A ‘sell house fast’ company can help you to sell your property quicker than any other route on the market.
High street estate agents spend weeks negotiating with buyers and carrying out viewings, while auction houses might take a while to bring your property to the front of the queue.
A sell house fast company can help you to sidestep all of these.
Sell house fast companies will buy your house from you, directly, for cash. They may also find a third party to purchase the property, but only if they have a known buyer who can pay for it with cash immediately.
In almost all cases, a sell house fast company will offer slightly below the market price for your property. However, once you factor in price reductions, legal fees and commission when going down the ‘traditional’ estate agency route, the difference in final incomings is often barely noticeable.
Sell house fast companies can guarantee a quick sale, in a way that other routes cannot. Also, unlike an auction house where you have little control over the selling price, they allow you to think about the offer they make for your house and consider the pros and cons.
In many cases, Sold.co.uk can help you sell your house within 7 days. This means that the property is ‘out of your hair’ and you can move onto the next chapter of your life.
Contact Sold.co.uk today for a free, no-obligation valuation of your property.
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Is it a good time to sell your house?
Lots of economists have predicted that UK house prices will stagnate, or drop, throughout the first half of 2024. It is currently unclear whether this will happen, but with interest rates remaining relatively high, it is certainly a possibility. Weighing up all your options – and investigating the advantages of a sell house fast company – could be worthwhile.
- Selling price of different property types – You can expect to receive a different price for your house, depending on what type of property it is, and where you live in the country. Detached houses tend to be the most expensive, followed by semi-detached properties. Terraced houses are then the third most costly, with flats in fourth place. You will pay varying amounts depending on where you live in the country. For example, in Sheffield, the average detached house costs £362,000, while in Birmingham (much further south), it will set you back £529,000 on average.
- Great Communication – Ideally, you will be as communicative as possible with all relevant parties. Repeatedly touching base with your estate agent (and the conveyancer) makes sure that you don’t fall down their ‘to do’ list. If you select an estate agent which is well known in the area for being efficient, then that will help, too.
- How quickly do most houses sell? On average, a house in the UK takes at least 4 months to sell. While there are a few cases of the timeframe being shorter than this, it can often be longer, and that’s why so many people turn to cash house buyers.
How fast can Sold complete the sell house fast sale? When you sell your house to Sold.co.uk, you can complete the deal within 7 days. You will then have the funds in your bank account 24 hours later.
Will house prices go down? Some economists have predicted that house prices will decrease throughout 2024. It may therefore be worth selling your property fast now, before this happens.
Who might need to sell house fast with us?
It is common to use a sell house fast service when two people are going through a divorce or separation. In this instance, you may not want a drawn out process over several months with an estate agent – but instead, to sell your shared house immediately and move on with your lives.
Funding your dream retirement isn’t easy – but selling your house for an up-front cash sum can make it happen. Whether you want to travel overseas, buy a new car, take up a new hobby or anything else, you might not want to wait another minute to make it happen.
If you are downsizing your property, then selling to a cash buyer may still leave you with enough money to buy a smaller house outright. In this instance, the convenience of a fast sale could be paramount, and Sold.co.uk may therefore offer the best solution.
Repair a broken house chain
If a house chain breaks, it can negatively affect all your plans. You do not always have control over whether your potential buyer drops out of a deal – but even if this happens, there may be a silver lining.
Sold.co.uk can take the place of your previous buyer, so that the chain doesn’t break down and you still complete the sale of your property. You will also access the many other advantages of using our service, such as avoiding estate agents’ commissions.
Selling an inherited property
You may use a sell house fast service because you have inherited a property through probate, which you do not want to deal with. For example, if your parents have unfortunately passed away, and they lived on the other side of the country, then inheriting their house may bring challenges because you live so far away from it. It may be easier to sell the property and cash in.
When you are required to relocate in a short space of time, finding a buyer on the market might be too time-consuming. You cannot guarantee that the deal will be completed within a few months when using an estate agent – and sometimes, this is a problem if you’re on a tight schedule. On the other hand, Sold.co.uk can buy your house within 7 days of you making an initial enquiry, or in a timeframe that works best for you.
You will find that many people use a cash buyer if they are facing repossession or financial difficulties. You may need the short-term funds to find another place to stay, and selling to a cash buyer can achieve that.
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The Benefits of Sold’s Sell House Fast Service
- Complete within 7 days
- No hidden costs
- Walk away from the deal at any time
- Avoid estate agent’s commission
- Sell any type of property, no matter its condition
Is a Sell House Fast Service Right for You?
The truth is: a sell house fast service isn’t right for everyone.
While it is ideal for thousands of people across the UK every year, these sellers are usually facing a specific set of circumstances. For example, if you want to make a hefty profit on your home, and sell it for the maximum possible amount, a sell house fast service may not be the best option.
High street estate agents can help you to get the highest price possible for your home.
In a situation where every penny counts – for example, if you are upsizing or downsizing, or if you need the funds from your sale to finance an incredible retirement – then it may be worth using an estate agent and accepting the slightly slower sale times.
On the other hand, there are dozens of benefits that you can unlock when using a sell house fast service. Take a look at a few of these in the section below.
Frequently Asked Questions About Selling Your House Fast
How can I sell my house in 7 days?
You can sell your house in 7 days by contacting Sold.co.uk. Our cash house buyers are experts at completing transactions faster than anyone else on the market. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation valuation.
What is the cheapest way to sell a house?
The least expensive method of selling your property is with Sold.co.uk. We don’t charge any fees as we have no hidden administration costs. You can complete the sale within 7 days, in a way that is completely hassle-free for you.
What type of home sells the most?
According to online statistics, the most popular type of property is one with 3 bedrooms. This is followed by a property with 4 bedrooms. However, as economic circumstances in the UK become more challenging, and the affordability of houses is negatively affected, the percentage of sales being made for flats and apartments is increasing.
What is the fastest a home sale can close?
You can sell your house within 7 days with Sold.co.uk. We have the funding to purchase your property for up-front cash, without waiting for anyone else to approve the deal. We aim for the funds to be in your account within 48 hours of the deal going through.
What is the best website to sell houses in the UK?
Sold.co.uk is proud to be one of the UK’s leading websites for selling houses. Other great websites include Zoopla and Rightmove.
How much does it cost to sell a house?
When you sell your house to Sold.co.uk, it doesn’t have to cost you anything. We will buy your property for slightly less than the market rate, and then sell it on for a profit, which is how we make our money. You can therefore avoid estate agents’ commissions, and make sure that more of the sale price goes into your pocket.
What types of property do Sold.co.uk help sell?
You can contact Sold.co.uk to help you sell your house fast, no matter what type of property it is. We have vast experience buying and selling every type of house, in every part of the UK – including detached, semi-detached, terraced, apartments, studios, derelict properties, tenanted properties and more.
Will the UK experience house price growth in 2023 and 2024?
Property prices have continued to rise in many parts of the UK, despite the current challenging economic circumstances. It is unclear whether this trend will continue for the next year.
Will Sold.co.uk make a fair offer?
Yes, Sold.co.uk will always make a fair offer on your property.
We are committed to being totally transparent every step of the way – and while we will not be able to offer full market price for your property, we will still give you an offer which is more than reasonable for your property’s condition, location and size.
Please keep in mind that the circumstances surrounding your house sale will impact on our offer. For example, tenanted or derelict properties are inherently less valuable, and this will be considered in our offer.
How to make sure sell house fast company is legit?
Some steps you can take to make sure a sell house fast company is legitimate include:
- Ask for proof of funding
- View the company’s accounts on Companies House
- Check online reviews for the company
- Call their help desk / office number and ask any questions you may have
- Research the Director(s) and their employment history
How will Sold.co.uk value my property?
Sold.co.uk utilises lots of different tools to value your property, including the Land Registry and RightMove Plus. When you get in touch with us, we will also arrange a time to visit your property, look around it, and then give you an accurate valuation. It is then entirely up to you whether you accept this offer or not.
Is a cash buying service right for everyone?
No, a cash house buying service is not right for everyone. If you want the deal to be completed, and/or need access to a large sum of cash immediately, it could be ideal for you. But if you want to maximise the amount you get from your property, it may be better to sell on the market.