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How to Sell Your House Quickly
Updated – August 2019
Do you need to sell your house quickly? It is a common problem for homeowners. Any number of reasons could require you to need a fast house sale. In fact, we have likely helped a homeowner in your situation. What options do you have when you want to sell your house quickly and what changes do you need to make to your home to speed up the process?
The Fastest House Sale Options
1. Seek out a guaranteed cash offer
The quickest way to sell your home quickly is to speak to a property buying company, such as us, about receiving an immediate, guaranteed quote for the value of your home. While the amount offered to you is discounted off the market rate due to the nature of the fast sale, offers can still be very appealing. In fact, you can request a quote directly from us, and receive up to 85% of your home’s value within 7 days.
Not only is this a great way to quickly sell your home, but it is also simple and stress-free. After contacting us, one of our highly trained property specialists will ask you a few questions about your home and then decide on a fair offer to make (subject to valuations). You then have complete freedom to decide whether or not to accept the offer.
2. See if you qualify for an assisted house sale
The assisted house sale, as offered by NPT, is a product we created to help homeowners with existing mortgages. The process is straightforward and designed to help you move up the property ladder and into your new home as quickly as possible.
In an assisted house sale, we arrange to have your home independently valued (at no cost to you) and agree on a price with you. If you agree to the price and when you are ready to move, we pay you the equity in your home over and above the mortgage and loans you have remaining. We then take over all of the running costs associated with your houses, such as utilities and mortgage payments. Our expert team can then get to work selling your home as quickly as possible and, once completed, we automatically pay you your final loan and mortgage balance. You can receive the equity in your home in cash in as little as 7 days and the balance in as little as three months.
3. Try a fast open-market sale
This is the third option we offer to help you sell your home quickly and get a fair market price. As a specialist property trading firm with decades of industry experience, we have a large database of motivated buyers and sellers in cities across the UK. This means that, whether you are looking to buy a home or sell one, we have the necessary contacts to ensure plenty of immediate viewings and a speedy sales process.
If we can find the right buyer for your home right away, then this more typical route of selling your home quickly can take just a few weeks to process. We can advise you on the entire sales process and help assist you in the necessary steps to get your home ready for an immediate buyer. Find out more about this option here.
Useful tips for selling your house quickly
Regardless of which way you decide to sell your house quickly, making it more attractive will speed up the sale and maximise the price you achieve. There are a number of quick fixes you can make to help spruce up your home:
Sort out your kerb appeal
When someone is looking to buy a new home, they will immediately garner an opinion of it when they pull up outside. Improving your home’s “kerb appeal” is one of the most effective ways to speed up the process of selling your home. In fact, doing so can be quite easy, depending on how your home already looks.
As a minimum, you should:
- Tidy up any driveway, walkway or garden area that you have out front and back of your home.
- Get the lawn furniture out.
- Hose down any brickwork to make it cleaner.
- Invest a small amount in some new decking or patio furniture to help demonstrate the potential of the home.
- Mow the lawn!
Declutter and Deep Clean
Though this almost goes without saying, many homeowners actually fail to properly ready their home for inspection by prospective buyers. Removing any clutter and deep cleaning your home properly is a must-do for ensuring a quick sale. Yes, it can be a tedious process and you may need to do it multiple times, but it will massively speed up the sales process. Not just that, it can also potentially increase the final agreed sale price.
Choose the best time of year
If you are looking to sell your home quickly but are flexible on when you will actually begin the process, then you will want to consider this tip – Spring is generally the best time to sell for a number of reasons:
- Longer daylight hours and better weather make the process of looking around homes more enjoyable
- It allows the final purchase to coincide with the start of the next academic year
- Springtime bloom makes your home more attractive to buyers
Summer and winter can present unique challenges to the buying process such as the consideration of school holidays and Christmas time. Autumn is the second-best season to go for as kids are back at school and parents will look to complete a sale as quickly as possible before Christmas comes around.
Work with a trusted property agency
Our final top tip for selling your house quickly is to choose the property company you work with carefully. They will get paid well for their work, so you can be picky about which one you decide to go for.
You should pick a firm that comes with plenty of trusted reviews and who can prove they are experts in the industry. You should look at past clients they have helped and whether the sort of homes they have sold match up with yours. You will get a feel for a firm quickly by the quality of your own communication with them. It is worth speaking to a number of local firms before deciding on the right one for you.
Is National Property Trade the company for you?
As a trusted property buyer that works all over the UK, we have helped hundreds of families, couples and individuals sell their homes quickly. This is because we offer an award-winning service that meets the need for homeowners to have a stress-free, fast house sale.
We offer free, no-hassle quotes on any property and always ensure we offer a price that is fair and reasonable based on the current market. Our no-obligation quotes may surprise you so much, it is worth getting in contact, regardless of which method you’d like to use to sell your house quickly.