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We understand that selling your property can be stressful, especially if you need to sell fast and discreetly. You might have questions about why selling your house fast with House Buyer Bureau is the better option for you than selling on the open market. Below, we’ve compiled the questions that our friendly customer service team and house cash buyers receive on a daily basis. If your question isn’t listed below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How does selling with House Buyer Bureau work?

Selling your house fast with House Buyer Bureau is designed to be as hassle-free as possible. In three simple steps, you can sell your house, regardless of its condition, and the entire process can be done in as little as 7 days. It starts with a free cash offer, calculated based on where your property is and some other details, such as its condition and how many bedrooms it has. If you’re happy to proceed, we’ll give you a free house valuation and make a formal offer. Then, if you’re happy to sell your house, we’ll draw up the paperwork and take care of all the formalities before signing on the dotted line and transferring your cash to your bank account.

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Will someone come out from your company? Can I really sell from my sofa?

Over the past 10 years, we’ve honed our processes to make it as easy as possible for you to sell your house — even remotely. All we’ll need are some photos and perhaps videos of the property you wish to sell. This means you really can sell from your sofa — all you need to do is pick up the phone. Sometimes we may need to arrange to have your property inspected to check its condition – but if we do then we’ll make sure we do it quickly and at a time that is convenient to you.

How much does working with House Buyer Bureau cost?

Working with House Buyer Bureau comes at no cost to you. We won’t charge you for your valuation or survey and we won’t tie you into a contract.The only time you’ll have to sign is if you decide to accept our formal offer and sell your house to us. There are no catches, and no hidden costs or unexpected extras. We do buy below market value, but we are transparent about our offer at every step of the process. You are not committed to the sale until contracts are exchanged and can walk away at any time before that point.

Can I see the Estate Agents’ reports and RICS survey?

Of course. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous cash buyers and brokers who will deflate your house’s value to mislead you into thinking you’re getting a higher percentage. At House Buyer Bureau, we do not do this. We will be open and honest with you at every stage of the process, and you are in control at all times.

Do you drop the price at the last minute?

Unlike other firms, we have no intention of dropping your price at the last minute or making an initially high offer, locking you in and then gradually chipping away at the price. We pride ourselves on being honest and fair with our customers. We will only ever reduce our initial offer in the rare case that something significant is identified as part of the property inspection or legal work, and you’re under no obligation to proceed until contracts are exchanged.

How soon can I sell my property?

With House Buyer Bureau, you can sell your property in as little as 7 days. We typically complete in 1-4 weeks, but we can work at your pace. If a quick cash sale isn’t right for you, then our property experts can give you free advice on the other ways we can help get you sold!

How much below market value (BMV) do you pay?

We are open about the fact that we buy below market value. How much BMV we pay will depend on the location of your property and the price bracket it falls into. We generally require a discount of 15% to 20% below market value, or between £15,000 and £20,000 if the house value is less than £100,000. It’s a discount most of our customers are happy to accept for the convenience of selling quickly and discreetly, and when you eliminate the costs of selling on the open market, such as legal fees, estate agency fees and bills and mortgage payments, our customers are often surprised that the final price is not much less than what they’d get after waiting at least 6 months to sell traditionally — and all with a lot less stress.

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