Our research shows that homeowners seek a quick house sale for a wide range of reasons — significant life events, such as separation or illness, to raise the funds to buy a dream property or to relocate for work. In the current climate, hundreds of homeowners are rushing to sell and buy their next home before the stamp-duty holiday ends on March 31st 2021.
But how quickly can you sell your home? Is it really possible to sell your house in seven days? Our property experts explain how to make your property dreams a reality.
Is a Quick House Sale Right for You?
At House Buyer Bureau, we pride ourselves on providing an honest, fair and transparent service. We won’t use pushy sales tactics to win your business, and we won’t nudge you into a quick house sale if it’s not the right choice for you.
Before you throw everything into sealing the deal in seven days, think about what your priorities are. Do you need to secure the highest sale price possible for your home? Or is speed more important to you? Are you determined to avoid house viewings, or are you willing to endure the hassle and inconvenience to increase the chances of receiving multiple offers?
A house cash buying company is a great option for homeowners with hard-to-sell properties. We have the funds to buy any type of property in any condition in England and Wales (and some parts of Scotland). If you want to avoid the time, hassle and cost of completing repairs and renovations or you can’t wait to find a buyer who will put up with your problem neighbours, a quick house sale is a simple solution.
Selling your house fast gives you ready access to the cash you need for your next venture, whether that’s buying another property or starting up a business.
A reputable quick house sale company can remove the stress and delays that are often part of selling on the open market, and you won’t have to pay estate-agent or solicitor’s fees. However, the offer you receive will be slightly below the market value of your home — check out what we pay here. We will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision about selling to us — there are no hidden costs and no sneaky charges added just before completion. Read what our customers are saying about us here.
How to Choose a Quick House Sale Company
There are steps you can take to speed up the sale of your house on the open market, but you won’t complete the transaction in seven days. The average house sale took over four months before the global pandemic reached our shores, and property experts are currently warning vendors to allow an extra month to reach completion.
You might also consider selling at auction — the sale must be completed within 28 days at a traditional auction or within 56 days at a modern auction.
The only way to sell your house in seven days is to use a quick house sale company. But you must beware of unscrupulous companies that engage in “dodgy” tactics or that aren’t even cash house buyers at all. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) — formerly the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) — has highlighted six practices used by unethical companies that should serve as red flags for those looking for a quick house sale company.
- Unclear Fee Structures:
Adding unexpected fees following the initial valuation and refusing to proceed with the sale unless these are paid.
- Reducing the Price Last Minute:
When the seller is committed to the transaction, the company slashes their offer. This can happen as late as on the date of exchange.
- Making Misleading Claims:
Some companies will make a high offer — 90% of the asking price, for example — based on their valuation when, in reality, their valuation is artificially low and they’re buying the property at a much higher discount.
- Falsely Claiming to Be a Cash Buyer:
Some firms that claim to be cash buyers do not have the funds to purchase your property and will sell your data on to a third party to complete the transaction. This can lead to delays and negate the purpose of a “quick” house sale.
- Locking You into Contracts That Prevent You from Changing Your Mind:
Preventing you from selling to anyone else within a fixed period, sometimes as long as six months.
- Offering a Quick Sale and Then Taking a Long Time to Complete It:
If a company lacks the finances to honour a seven-day sale, you’ll be waiting a lot longer than you hoped.
Sell Your House in Seven Days with House Buyer Bureau
We have the funds to purchase your home fast. We do not need to secure finances or engage the services of third parties. The process is simple, hassle-free and fast:
- Fill out the online form with details of your property.
- Speak to our friendly team, and receive an offer.
- Get a survey, exchange contracts and complete the sale.
To find out more about the process, visit our “How It Works” page. If you have questions about selling to House Buyer Bureau or you’re ready to request a cash offer, get in touch. Our friendly team of property experts will guide you through the process. You can sell your house in seven days — if you need a little longer, we will work at your pace. Take the first step towards selling your house today.