Ways To Sell House Privately

3 Ways You Can Sell House Privately

1.     Using A Cash Property Buying Company

The best way to sell a house privately to sell your house privately is to use a cash buying company. These types of company have sprung up in their hundreds over the past 12 months, but you need to be careful that you choose the right one. The OFT (office of fair trading) recently launched an investigation into the quick sale industry, and produced a report for people who are considering using a service like this. We recommend you full read this report located here.

We can safely say that if you decide to sell using our service, we will not charge you any fees for valuations, we will pay all of your solicitor fees, and we will not tie you into any lengthy contracts. Our service is a genuine cash buying service, and we don’t use mortgages to buy property, therefore, realistically we can buy your property, and have the cash in your bank in 7 days.

2.     Using An Online Estate Agency Service

Although this type of sale is not the most private way of selling, you don’t need to have a board up at your door, and you can be as discreet as you like. Unlike traditional estate agency services, with an online estate agency – there is no shop window, so if you don’t have a board up, people in your street or town don’t need to know that you are selling. The only people that would need to visit you are potential buyers. With our online estate agency service we will only put you in touch with buyers who are in a position to buy quickly, ie they aren’t in a chain and are generally looking to buy for cash or are first time investors.

3.     Using Our Vetted Investor Finder Service

As far as quick sales go, our investor link up service is fairly unique, and offers you a great way of selling your property, with no fees, and still getting a private sale. We will put you directly in touch with one of our pre-vetted and pre-registered property investors, of which we have 44,000+, all of which are looking to buy specific local property. Because these investors are local, as a general rule they are able to pay you more for your property than a cash buying company – although they often rely on mortgages and may not be able to complete as quick as a genuine cash buyer.

Whatever you decide to do, a great first option is to get some friendly, no obligatory advice from our friendly team on 0800 612 7917. Alternatively, pop your postcode in the form above, and get a free valuation now.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Should I Sell My House Privately

Should You Sell Your House Privately?

Selling your house privately without an estate agency can be a daunting task, and one which in all likelihood a lot of people will contemplate, but never carry out. Our aim is to show you the pro’s and con’s so you can evaluate yourself whether it is for you, and whether it is something you want to proceed with.

The first thing to note is that an average estate agent charges around 2% of a sale in fees. So, if your property is worth £200,000 you will pay £4000, if your property is worth £400,000 you will pay £8000 etc.

These fees are non-negotiable, and if you use an estate agent you have to pay their fees, which may vary from agent to agent.

The second thing to note is timescales for a sale. Using an estate agent is likely to take you 4 months plus to sell. During those 4 months, you still need to pay your current mortgage, your weekly bills and keep your house running.

(With a quick house sale to a private company, you usually can complete in 7 days – meaning no more bills to pay. Woo hoo! That is, until you get in your new property. Arggh!)

There are benefits to using an estate agency to sell traditionally, but if you need to sell privately they really can’t help you. What you generally need is a cash buying company. The only issue is that the ‘quick sale’ industry is notorious for scam companies who will rip you off.

The OFT (Office Of Fair Trading) recently launched an enquiry into the quick sale industry to tighten it up, and make companies get their acts together and show vendors exactly what they would be getting.

We for one campaigned for this, and think it is a very good thing.

With our private sale service what you are getting is the following:-

  1. Cash in your bank in 7 days (or a timescale to suit you)
  2. No fees to pay (we even pay for your solicitors)
  3. Proof of funds in hours (we can send this to you or your solicitor)
  4. No last minute price changes (what we say we will pay, we pay!)
  5. No ‘admin’ fees (some companies have a nerve!)
  6. No pressure tactics (no obligation or forms to sign)
  7. Genuine 80% market value achievable
  8. Alternative options to achieve up to 100% market value

There’s really no harm in speaking to us, even if it is just to curb your curiosity. Our advice is completely free, you are under no obligation to sell, and we are here to help. Call us any time night or day on 0800 612 7917. We are waiting to take your call. Alternatively just enter your postcode in the form above for an indicative preliminary cash offer on your home.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Selling Property Privately

Selling Property Privately To A Trusted Buyer

Before the birth of the internet, selling your house privately was often a difficult task as there was not many cash buyers around and finding them was a task in itself.

Now in the digital age, there are well over 500 ‘quick sale’ websites on the internet, all claiming to be able to buy your house for cash, and give you a sale in as little as 7 days.

Recently, the OFT (Office Of Fair Trading), made a large scale investigation into the sector, and found that 99% of the companies trading were doing one if not all of the following practices.

1.     Making a high offer then dropping at the last minute.

This appears to be quite common practice in the industry, and is probably the most frowned upon by vendors. What generally happens is the company involved will make you an attractive offer, something that you will likely accept, get you all the way down to valuations being carried out, solicitors involved and paperwork prepared – then they will pull the plug on you at the last minute. That is, unless you accept their new and revised much lower offer. Their aim in doing this is that the seller will buckle and accept their new offer, because if they don’t the whole sales process will have to be started again.

2.     Tying a vendor into a 6 month + contract

At housepriceadvice.co.uk we found this one a little strange. Why would a ‘cash buying company’ need to make you sign a contract to say you can’t sell your house with anyone else for 6 months to a year? If they have the funds to buy your house in 7 days as they claim, they wouldn’t need to. The method in the madness behind this one is that the so called ‘cash buyer’ doesn’t really have any cash, and is either relying on investors buying, relying on selling your house on the open market (ie really an estate agent), or they are up to some other sort of scam. The quickest way to finding a genuine cash buyer is to ask them up front for proof of funds. If they can’t send you a bank statement or similar showing they have the funds available to buy your property, the likelihood is they aren’t a private buyer after all.

3.     False claims on timescales for buying your property.

Most of the companies on the first page of the search engine, when you type in ‘sell my house fast’ or similar; claim to be able to buy your property in as little as 7 days (some even sooner apparently). The likelihood is this is just a scam to get you to sign up, so they can try to convince you to sign in to a contract as mentioned in the previous point.

4.     “We buy your house for 100% market value”.

This statement is brandished around a lot amongst the quick sale companies, and generally it is complete nonsense. No ‘business’ is going to buy something for 100% market value in order to sell it for 100% market value. That wouldn’t be a very good business as they wouldn’t make any money out of it! Any company that states it can buy your house for 100% market value is lying. The chances are that they are just using this as a tactic to get your details in order to try and persuade you to drop your asking price considerably. The facts are simple, just make sure you read into the small print!

For further advice on selling your property privately, or for friendly chat about your house sale, why not call our team on 0800 612 7917. We are here to help 24/7 any hour of the day or night. Calls are completely private and confidential – alternatively, you could just enter your postcode above, get an indicative offer on what we will pay for your property and let us call you back.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Sell Your House Privately

Sell Your Property Privately

Selling your house privately can usually mean one of two things. You either want to sell your house yourself without the use of an estate agent, or you are looking for a private buyer to come along and buy your house for cash.

If you are considering selling your house yourself on the open market without using an estate agent, by making your own board, using free websites etc, unfortunately this is something that we cannot help you with. However, we can recommend you try Sarah Beeney’s new service Telipo. On this website you can advertise your property completely free.

Finding a buyer this way may be very time consuming, and without the use of top property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla, getting that much needed exposure for your home will be difficult.

If you genuinely want to sell your house privately, we can help you by buying your property quickly and privately off the open market for cash. We are genuine cash buyers, and have the funds to complete on any property in 7 days (or in a timescale to suit you).

Nobody needs to know you have sold, we won’t take photos, we won’t put up boards and we won’t put you on the property portals. We simply arrange a valuation, and make you a cash offer on that valuation, for a quick sale.

The beauty with our service is there are no fees to sell, meaning we take all the risk, we pay for valuations, we pay for your solicitors fees and we will even help you with moving costs into your new home.

If a 7 day private sale is too quick for you, we will even let you stay in your property for up to 1 month after the sale has gone through, completely mortgage free – and without paying us any rent.

A private sale of your property can be achieved in as little 7 days using our quick sale option, and we can usually buy your property no matter what condition it is in.

We can also buy property in any location in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland).

One question you may be asking about our service is “can my estate agent claim fees if I sell privately?”

If you have a sole agency agreement with your estate agent, you are obliged to pay the estate agent a fee if they find you a buyer. However, if you find a private buyer yourself, you don’t need to pay them.

For any further information on this, just give our friendly team a call on Freephone 0800 612 7917, or submit your postcode above for an indicative cash offer on your property.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Sell House Privately Online

Sell House Privately Online With House Price Advice

Selling your house privately online is one way of selling a property without the need of estate agents visiting your home for valuations, vendors letting you down, or sales falling through at the last minute.

By arranging a private sale with a cash buyer, you can sell your house online without all the fuss that is generally associated with a traditional sale.

At housepriceadvice.co.uk we can help you achieve the sale you need in a timescale that suits you, all done online, all without the need for vendor visits, and even without the need of a for sale board up at your door.

In fact, because the sale is online, and done privately, nobody even needs to know that you are moving – that is, until the day you are packing your boxes into a removal van!

To get a private sale online, there are three methods of sale that may be suitable to you. The first one is to a cash buyer, which is the only real way to make the sale completely confidential, and the other option is to use an online estate agency. We offer both of these services at housepriceadvice.co.uk, and can assist in getting the sale that you need.

With our cash buying service, we can generally offer you cash in as little as 7 days, or a timescale that you decide, and we can usually have funds approved of around 80% market value.

If you need more that 80% then the only way of achieving this is via an online estate agent such as our service, but we usually can assist in selling your property on the open market in around 28 days.

The major benefit of selling for cash is that you are guaranteed a sale. There is no mortgages to contend with, we simply agree a cash price with you, carry out simple valuations (at our expense) and transfer the funds across to your account as soon as you are ready to sell. That’s it, it’s really as easy as that!

If you are interested in selling your house online to a private cash buyer, all you need to do is simply enter your postcode in the form above. Our system will calculate you an online offer based on the information provided. This offer is completely free, and is not a guaranteed price, it is just an indication of what we could potentially pay you in cash, and what we may be able to achieve for you by selling online.

As well as buying the property ourselves, our third option for selling and maintaining a private, online sale – is by utilising our database of property investors, which currently stands at 44,000 members. All of our investors are aged property buyers, and regularly buy property in all areas of the UK, and for cash prices.

If you like the idea of being connected up with a genuine property investor, who is looking to buy property specifically in your area, the simplest way to do this is through our investor link up service. Just enter your postcode above, get your property price offers, and opt for a property investor sale.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Sell House Privately Free

Sell House Privately Free With House Price Advice

No doubt by now you have shopped around, and you may or may not have noticed that the majority of quick house sale companies will ask you for an up-front fee to cover ‘administration costs’ and valuations of your property.

With housepriceadvice.co.uk you can genuinely sell your house privately free of administration costs and fees for valuations or solicitors. By using our cash sale option we will pay for every cost you experience, and we will not ask you to commit to a sale until we offer you a firm offer.

Our belief is that a customer of ours should be able to recommend their friends and family members to us, if they ever need to sell a property quickly. Therefore we aren’t out to ruin our reputation, unlike some other companies in our market place, who practice unscrupulous practices – such as charging fees, tying vendors into long contracts, or even drastically lowering the price at the last minute.

If you are genuinely interested in selling your property privately free of all costs, then we have the solution for you.

The quickest way to get started is to give us a call on 0800 612 7917, or complete your postcode above, and get an indicative offer from us online for your home. Don’t forget, we DON’T CHARGE FEES, and our advice is completely free of charge.

Alternative Options For Selling Online Free

If you aren’t interested in our cash offer for your property, we also have two further options to help you sell your property quickly and for cash. Firstly, we operate an online estate agency service; and our main focus is getting a buyer to your door in as quick a time as possible.

The difference between our service, and that of traditional estate agents or even other online estate agency services is that our emphasis is on finding you a buyer, not charging you fees. We don’t charge you any fees up front and we can generally find you a chain free buyer in as little as 28 days. Typically we also achieve around 94-97% of asking price using this service.

Our third and final option for selling your home is using our investor link service. What this service does is connect you directly with a property investor in your area. We have a database of 44,000 active investors in the UK, who will generally pay you more than any cash buying company could.

Give us a call on 0800 612 7917 for a friendly no obligation chat, and we can guide you through our services and help you get the sale that you need for the price you want – and in a timeframe that suits you. Or, just enter your postcode above and get a free property valuation from us.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

How To Sell A House Privately

How To Sell Your House Privately

If you want to sell your house privately, there are a few ways you can do so – but you firstly need to ask yourself what is most important, a private sale or a high price? In all likelihood you won’t be able to get both of those together, as a cash buying company is not going to pay you full market value.

The reason for this is simple; let’s look at it another way. Imagine you are trading in your car part ex, and you know for a fact the car is valued at £2000 – would you expect the garage owner to give you the full £2000 for your car?

Chances are that you will get £1200 for the car, so that the garage owner can resell the car, and make a profit on it. It’s simple business, and the same applies to property buying companies – just on a bigger scale.

The benefit you are getting from using a cash buying service is that you are genuinely getting cash in your bank in as little as 7 days. You don’t need to wait on the open market, you don’t need to wait for mortgage companies to act, you don’t need to make monthly payments to your bank whilst you are waiting … it’s a pure cash sale and as private as it is going to get!

If it is a private sale you are after, then a cash buying company can offer you the ability to sell your house without potential buyers arranging inconvenient viewings, without photographs or house details going on sites like Rightmove, and most importantly without an unattractive board being put up – informing people that you are intending on selling.

Another way how you can sell your house privately is by finding a private investor who is willing to buy your home. This is very similar to a cash buying service, and has its advantages as the investor is usually local, so will know the area and may be able to offer you a little bit extra for your home. However, it does have is disadvantages to a cash buyer in that most investors rely on mortgages which take time and can fall through, they also can back out at any point which doesn’t give you and guarantee of a sale.

Before you decide on a method of sale, we strongly suggest you speak to one of our advisors free of charge, and without any obligation on 0800 612 7917. We can assist you in finding a local investor, or we will make you an offer to buy your property for real fast cash.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.

Private Property Sales

Private Property Sales Online

Do you want to sell your house privately on the internet? Private property sales have increasing became more popular over the past 6 months as more and more companies emerge in the marketplace with websites offering to buy your house fast for cash and a genuine private sale.

But, are all of these websites all they say they are? We personally don’t think so. Our research suggests that there are only 3 genuine private cash buyers in the market, and the rest of them are, well, scams of some sort!

We personally deal with 2 of the main cash buying companies, and our aim is to get you the best price, the quickest sale and most of all the best customer experience possible. We always suggest that you shop around when it comes to sourcing a private cash buyer, but remember, there are some pitfalls that you need to look out for.

The OFT (office of fair trading) has recently launched a large scale investigation into the industry, which we strongly support. We suspect the majority of the companies on the first page of the search engines for terms like ‘sell my house fast’ or ‘private house sales’ to not be able to genuinely offer you the service you require; a private sale and cash in your bank.

The one thing that you can ask for is proof of funds. If a private buyer cannot provide you with a bank statement showing that they can genuinely buy your house for fast cash, the likelihood is that they are lying to you and don’t have the funds available.

With our private house sale service, we can provide you with proof of funds within 2 hours, we don’t tie you into any long term contracts (why would we need to – we can buy in 7 days) and what’s more, we can offer you all of this for free. All of this is part of our confidential sales experience, no need for boards to go up, no need for photographs, no need for timewasters viewing your home. It’s a simple, private cash sale – with no fuss!

If you are interested in our service and want to know more about it, why not give us a call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open all day and night, every day of the year, so you will always get through to a member of our friendly team.

Remember, any advice we give you is free and completely confidential. Just enter your postcode above now for a FREE offer online or alternatively give us a quick call on 0800 612 7917. Lines are open 24/7, any time day or night.