I Want to Sell my House Fast – What are my Options?
The UK is heading into a recession, experts are predicting big drops in house prices over 2023.
Couple that with the average time to sell a home still being around 4-6 months - homeowners must choose the most appropriate way to sell their home; the question is, which approach best caters to your circumstances?
Let’s compare three popular ways you can sell your house in a little more detail:
Why Sell your House Fast for Cash?
Traditional estate agents make up most of the UK property sales, but their process takes time. If you're looking for a quick property sale, they might not be the best option.
Selling your house via estate agents can take 4-6 months, and they charge a commission fee of 1-3% of the price of your home. HouseBuyers4u are genuine cash property buyers, and we do not charge additional fees. We use cash funds to buy properties to offer our customers quick house sales. Because we buy with cash, we skip the lengthy administrative steps in a sale and complete it in as little as seven days or in a timeframe that suits you. You will get a quick, genuine cash sale from a reputable company without hassle or stress.
Plus, Housebuyers4u offers an Unbeatable Guarantee
A quick sale that won't fall-through
- We are a genuine cash-buying company, so we can purchase your property with cash funds.
- We do not involve mortgage lenders or intermediaries in the sale. There will be no middlemen or mortgage lenders; you only deal with us as we buy direct.
- A specialist account manager will look after you and guide you through every step of the sale. We can proudly say our home-buying service has been complaint free for hundreds of completed sales.
- We work with certified and reputable solicitors who specialise in quick sales. They will carry out the required legal work fast and efficiently. Our certified, experienced quick sale solicitors ensure speed & consistency.
- We cover all legal fees to give homeowners peace of mind and more control over the sale of their property. Furthermore, we are members of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB). We must follow a strict code of conduct and offer the highest service levels in the fast house sale industry.
How to Sell your House Fast in 3 easy steps
How Much Will I Get If I Use a Fast House Buying Company?
Cash prices for your home will vary depending on which fast cash property buyers you use.
Quick house sale companies often offer 80-90% of your home’s market value as an initial offer. They will not pay full market value, so be wary of false valuations. Some sell house fast for cash companies may intentionally under value your property, so they can make you a lower offer. To guard against this, ensure you get multiple valuations of your property, so you have a good idea of it's worth before entering negotiations.
The 80-90% figure may seem low; however, it's important to remember that most quick house sale companies will also cover all fees associated with the sale, which you, as a seller, would typically have to cover.
Our service offers a competitive cash-only price for your property, and we will provide a hassle-free sale. As cash property buyers, HouseBuyers4u will propose a fair price, usually up to 90% of market value. The exact amount depends on your property details and the area - we recommend getting our free no-obligation valuation and offer to see what we can do for you.
For more information: Do Cash Buyers Offer Less?
For actual fees and selling costs, check out the example below of a £100,000 sale with our quick sale service:
Selling via an Estate agent (6 months)
Selling to Hb4u (7-14 days)
|Average agreed purchase price||£95,000||£86,000|
|Final agreed price after survey||£92,000||£84,000|
|Estate agent fees||-£2160 (average)||£0.00|
|Ongoing mortgage payments||-£3000 (6 months average)||£0.00|
|Solicitors & legal fees||-£700 (average)||£0.00|
|Renovation, repairs & maintenance||-£1000 (typical)||£0.00 (we buy "as is")|
|Council tax||-£800 (average)||£0.00|
|Net price achieved||£84,340||£84,000|
We have over 40 years of combined experience in cash house buying and have helped thousands of homeowners sell their properties quickly. We buy with cash, and we offer a 100% no-fall-through guarantee for a stress-free house sale! We can complete a sale within as little as seven days. We will work with you in a time frame that suits you.
We Buy Homes Anywhere in the UK
As a national house-buying company, we purchase homes throughout the UK.
We cover England, Wales, and Scotland. If you want to sell a property outside of England and Wales, contact us, and we will find a solution. You can sell your house fast with us.
Some of the Cities in Which we Often Buy Houses
Reasons to Sell Your House Fast
People need to sell their house quickly for several reasons, from financial difficulties to wanting to sell an inherited home. We will assign you a property expert and find a suitable solution! A 100% no-fall-through guarantee backs our quick house sale service so that we will buy your house no matter the reason.
Here are some of the most common reasons why homeowners want to sell their houses quickly.
Divorce or Separation
Retirement or Illness
Reviews & Success Stories
See these homes we have bought fast for cash
2 Bedroom property in financial difficulties - Duckinfield, Manchester
3 Bedroom property facing repossession- Connah's Quay, Cheshire
3 Bedroom property in a broken chain - Meadow road, Barking, East London
3 bedroom relocation house sale - Ewart road, Portsmouth
2 Bedroom quick sale property - Queensmere, Benfleet, Essex
3 bedroom inherited property - Voltaire Ct, Henley St, Battersea, London
Common Sell House Fast Questions & Answers (FAQ)
About our quick house sale service
We pay between 80-90% of the market value for your property
We value all properties using our in-house valuation software. This, in conjunction with our property experts' knowledge, helps us provide you with a fair market value for your property.
We also consider property location, the time of year, the condition of the property, the state of the market and more!
Unlike other property-buying companies, we do not charge commissions. We offer a fast property sale and pay for your house in cash.
In addition, we do not charge any fees. If you sell your home to us, we will cover all fees associated with the sale. There are no additional fees, such as agent, legal, solicitor, survey fees & more.
Being an established quick sale company, we can recommend an experienced quick sale solicitor (we cover the legal costs) when you sell your home to us. You can instead use your own.
Our interest free cash advance provides an upfront lump sum of money when contracts have been exchanged.
We offer an interest-free cash advance service, so you don’t have to use your credit cards or savings. Our up-front cash advance gives you breathing space while selling your property.
We give cash advances upon the exchange of contracts. We pay the remaining balance upon completion (same or the next day) when you hand over the keys and move out.
Yes, we talk to all our customers and work within their requirements. If you'd like the sale to remain confidential, we will not put up sale boards, and we will keep property viewings and checks to a minimum.
We can complete the sale of a property in as little as 7 days.
Because we buy in cash, we do not need to involve entities like mortgage lenders.
Alternatively, we can work within a timeframe that suits you
Other cash buying companies may not cover all fees relating to the sale of your property. In addition, if they are not true cash buyers, they may market your property on the open market or to investors, leading to further fees and a much longer sale time.
We are genuine cash buyers with a track record to prove it. We use our funds to purchase properties, allowing us to make the best cash offer for your house. Selling your home with us is quick and hassle-free.
If you were to sell your property via more traditional methods, such as with an estate agent, they would have to market it on websites like Zoopla or Rightmove. As we are genuine cash buyers and buy your property direct, we do not need to advertise it anywhere.
We are an actual cash buyer and will purchase your property with our cash funds.
We have a combined property buying experience of over four decades. We have helped and advised over 7300 homeowners with the sale of their property.
Housebuyers4u is one of the most regulated cash house buying companies in the quick sale industry.
We follow and comply with the rules and guidelines of three major property industry regulators. They are:
- The Property Ombudsman
- Trading Standards
- National Association of Property Buyers
We also have a 4.9 customer score on the independent reviews site Feefo, a 4.7 score on Trustpilot, and a 4.7 score Google.
Questions related to your circumstances
Part exchanging your home for a new build property could be a good idea as it allows you to avoid the stress and hassle of selling your property on the open market.
That said, you will more than likely not receive market value for your property (around 85%) going down this route and having to pay more for the new build property in your area.
Websites like Gumtree, Facebook & eBay can be an excellent way to get more eyes on your house; however, these channels involve more risk.
They often attract scammers (more so when it comes to expensive items or assets) who try to deceive you into selling to them. Dropping the price at the last minute or using shady solicitors to produce false paperwork are common scams.
HouseBuyers4U is a regulated quick sale company that follows a strict code of practice, so selling with us is safe and hassle-free.
Only qualified estate agents or auction houses can advertise on portals like Rightmove & Zoopla.
Selling your home is a challenging and often, long drawn-out process.
Homeowners often struggle with this, and some common reasons include the following:
- Overvaluing a property
- Using a bad estate agent
- Your home is in poor condition
House repossession is very scary. However, HouseBuyers4u buys any house in any location regardless of your financial situation or circumstances.
We have helped many homeowners stop the repossession of their homes and clear debts quickly and efficiently. If you need to sell your house fast, get in touch with us, and we can work out how we can help you.
We can only liaise with the legal owner of a property to carry out a quick cash sale.
So unless you have a legally certified Power of Attorney, it is not possible to sell on behalf of someone else.