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Selling Your Home with us vs. A Traditional Estate Agent – A Direct Comparison

At House Buyer Bureau, we’re completely transparent about the price we will pay for your property and our agreed purchase price never changes.

We’re genuine cash buyers with an independent review score of 5/5 that can buy your house within seven days or, alternatively, we can complete on a timescale of your choice.

If you’re unsure what to expect, we have outlined the following example of a house valued at £120,000 to prepare you for the associated costs involved with selling your home through an estate agent compared to selling with a cash buying company.  

When you consider the added hassle of viewings and the pressure on your time, you can see that the difference between the cash buying route versus selling with a traditional estate agent isn’t so far apart.

We’ve also detailed a few scenarios that selling fast or on your own timescale can either save you money by improving your buying position, or can be more than worth the difference to take away the stress.

£120,000 ExampleCash SaleTraditional Estate Agency
Asking Price Example£120,000£120,000
Average Agreed Purchase Price£95,000£110,000
Final Agreed Price After Survey£95,000£108,000
Estate Agent Fees£0.00£1,980
Estimated Cosmetic Repairs to prepare your house for sale£0.00£1,500
Solicitor Fees£0.00£1,000
Estimated Bills (During the sale process)£0.00£1,200
Estimated Mortgage payments (During the sale process)£0.00£2,700*
Time taken off to see Estate Agents and Lawyers£0.00£300**
Net Price Achieved£95,000£99,320

*£450 per month based on 6 months to sell.  
** Based on £75 a day and 4 days off work.

When selling with House Buyer Bureau might suit you:

Your time is valuable – and that time can also have value to the owners of the house you want to buy. Here are some scenarios in which selling on your terms might be worth more than the small difference:

  • When you’ve already found your dream home and you want to be in the best buying position possible in order to secure it. 
  • Property bills can add up and so selling quickly can relieve the stress of a long, uncertain sale and release equity quickly.
  • Being chain free can save you thousands as you have more chance of being successful with a lower offer. 

  • When you’ve inherited a home the responsibility of its bills will fall to you and any other recipients. 
  • When you value your time and want to alleviate stress from the process of moving house.

Selling your home can be very stressful and takes an average of six months. The demands of arranging your life around viewings, preparing your home and keeping it in immaculate condition while house hunting, working and looking after the family can get too much.

If you think we could help you to sell your home, visit our homepage and enter your postcode for an instant cash offer.