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How Can I Sell My House Fast?

If you’ve decided to sell your house quickly for cash, we can  make the process smooth and efficient to let you move on.

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How soon can I expect to sell my house to you?

Property Saviour is a cash buyer who will buy any house in England or Wales, regardless of its condition.

We will complete the purchase within 10 working days or quicker.

What is the average time it takes to receive an offer on a house?

We will make you an indicative offer on the same day, but it will take us 48 hours to make a formal offer.

What fees will I be responsible for as the seller?

We are a cash house buyer, so you will sell directly to us. This means there are no fees for you to pay, ever.

Will you be getting a survey done on the property?

We don’t use a surveyor to find faults with a property, but we like to inspect it ourselves or send someone else to look.

This is because we want to make sure that the property matches the description you have given us.

Will you lower the price of the property if the survey reveals any problems?

Unless the property is described as ‘ready to move in’ and has major structural issues, we won’t need to renegotiate the price.

We promise that the price we agree on will be the final price.

There will be no deductions or last-minute renegotiations.

What is your process for valuing a house?

We can give you an indicative value assuming the kitchen, bathrooms and boiler need replacing.

However, the more information you can give us, the better.  Photos are perfect for us.

What types of properties are you interested in buying?

We are a property buyer who is not afraid of a challenge. We buy commercial properties in any condition, and we also buy residential properties that are considered to be challenging to sell.

We are a team of experts who can help you sell your property quickly and easily.

Is it possible for me to use my own solicitor?

You are welcome to use your own solicitor or any solicitor you like.

Please check with them to see how long it will take them to prepare the legal pack and send it to our solicitor. We will complete the sale within 10 days of receiving the legal pack or sooner if you need us to move quickly.

Here are some reasons why you should consider selling to Property Saviour

We are a team of property experts passionate about helping people sell their properties quickly and easily.

We are a cash buyer, so there will be no delays.

We will buy any property in any condition, so you don’t have to worry.

How does the selling process work with Property Saviour?

  1. Make an enquiry with us.
  2. We’ll call you back to discuss how we can help.
  3. Accept our offer and we’ll send you a Memorandum of Sale.
  4. We’ll view your house.
  5. Solicitors are instructed.
  6. We’ll complete as per your timescale – usually within 10 days.
  7. You can stay rent free for a short period until your onward purchase is ready.
  8. We hope you will leave us a great review.

Before you rush to put your home up for sale, research all the best house selling options.

We believe all property owners have the right to sell their house quickly, and with certainty.  

Many people think they can tackle the process themselves – it is possible – but we would advise extreme caution and research before you start your journey. As professional house buyers, we explain the issues you face when selling your house in a rush, on your own.

Getting a good quality buyer at the right time is often down to pure luck unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

In our guide, we outline steps you can take to sell your house yourself.  This is not for everyone as often your circumstances may dictate that you need to sell now. 

Property Saviour offer a ‘we buy any house‘ service and we can buy your property in its current condition, with no fees to pay.

Why do you need to sell your house so quickly?

Usually, a change of personal circumstances or a change in the value of the property can prompt a quick house sale:

A seller must be in total control of determining how quickly he/she wishes to sell a property and the likelihood of it actually selling. That’s why we want you to have all the relevant facts before you make any serious decision.

Selling your house privately - what are the options?

There are various ways to sell a house on your own, but each is fraught with difficulty and may carry unknown expenses.

You will need to find out how much your house is worth and then set a realistic asking price.

Could I sell my house quickly on eBay?

As with other online selling portals, eBay offers the ability to sell your house sale online but you will pay fees – both for the initial listing, plus a final value fee (FVF) once the house is sold.

This can rack up the cost and consequently reduce your profit.  Fees are non refundable and must be paid as soon eBay auction ends.  There is no guarantee that your buyer will still buy your property.

Could I sell my house on Gumtree or Shpock for free?

Technically, yes. You can try. Websites such as Gumtree and Shpock have categories specifically for listing property for sale. 

These websites typically have no listing fees, meaning you can advertise your property on the internet for free. Be aware though – you will need  high quality photographs by a professional photographer (expensive), along with a detailed floor plan and description of each room. 

This isn’t a fast procedure, so won’t result in you being able to sell your house fast.

Could I sell my house fast in the local newspaper?

You could consider advertising your home in your local paper.  You’ll have to pay for an ad, and this isn’t a fast-selling technique. There is no certainty your house will ever sell.  

Where do other buyers hang out?

House hunters are looking at property portal websites like Rightmove and Zoopla. These properties have the backing of estate agents to process the sale and do all the negotiating.

You could wait months or even years for your house to sell on a free listing site.

Things to consider when selling a house privately

We get it. You need to sell up quickly and you think you’ve found the right buyer. But this doesn’t mean instant success. 

Our team have put together an extensive checklist of the things you need to consider when selling a house on the open market by yourself.  If you think you have found a cash house buyer, you may wish to check if they are genuine.

How to set the right selling price for your house

Buyers will try to negotiate and reduce your asking price by up to 20% or more. Are you able to deal with the stress of bargaining?  

Setting the right price for your house will usually need research, obtaining several valuations and/or property investment experience.  This is all time you may not have to waste.  

An expert cash buyer will already know the approximate costs for rebuilding or refurbishing a property as they have done it all many times before.

Could your buyer exchange contracts quickly?

If you’ve found a buyer on your own, you still need 100% assurance that the sale will go ahead quickly.  This is only possible with a quick exchange of contracts. To sell your property quickly, your buyer also needs their funds to be available – and quickly.  This considerably limits your pool of potential buyers to those with instant funds available.

Only a true cash house buyer is able to buy a property within a few days. Property Saviour has been buying houses for cash, for over 10 years.

Would your house buyer need a mortgage?

Unless you’re lucky enough to know a property investor who is keen on buying your house, or you stumble across a rich uncle who doesn’t mind taking on a fixer upper to help you out, your buyer will likely need a mortgage.  

Arranging a mortgage can take months; employment references, proof of income, medical questionnaires and insurance policies are required, along with other official documentation. 

But your problem is that you need to sell NOW.

As professional cash house buyers, we are not reliant on mortgages, therefore we can buy your property with great speed and efficiency. Our average completion takes just 19 days! This includes weekends too. Our fastest cash house sale took just 5 days! Property Saviour physically has the funds at our disposal to buy your house.  When we say we can buy it now, we mean it.  

Do you have money available for legal fees?

If you really need to sell your house in a hurry, you would need access to funds in order to pay the relevant legal and conveyancing fees.  This can often make things a little unrealistic and extremely stressful.  

We will pay your legal fees if you choose to sell with Property Saviour. Contact us to chat about your situation.

Legal implications and UK property laws

When you put your house on the market to sell, you’ll need to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before you put your property on the market.  It is worth getting this done before you start advertising your home for sale.

You must get a registered energy assessor to compile this for you.  The cost of an EPC varies from £60 to upwards of £200.

Your property must be accurately described and follow all relevant legal guidance to protect the buyer and the seller. The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (CPRs) has superseded the old Property Misdescription Act.

Material information about the property should be clear and unambiguous and free from misleading actions or misleading omissions. You must disclose any planning permissions (actual or pending), and developments in the area which could affect enjoyment of the property and all photos must be fair and realistic.  

This is quite a lot to get your head around if you are trying to advertise the property on your own.

Beware of unscrupulous house buying companies

Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous house-buying companies on the internet who pretend to have the funds to get you interested but then cause delays under the guise of needing to complete admin or legal paperwork, while they seek to actually obtain the funds from investors!  Pretty disgusting, right? 

They tend to preach the message “We buy any house”, but in reality, they don’t. If they take too long to sell for you, you may find yourself in further financial difficulty – potentially losing out on your ideal property in a chain or affecting your health badly

Property Saviour - ethical, reliable and safe

As an ethical house-buying company with our clients’ happiness at heart, we feel very strongly about bad practices in the industry. 

We strive for excellence in all our processes and able to adapt to your evolving needs with the utmost compassion.

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We have a reputable trading history

We would always warn you to pick your chosen house buyer carefully, based on quality reviews, trading history, reputation and testimonials.

Sadly, some of our clients have been scammed by these unprofessional “we buy any house” companies before they found us. You’ve no doubt seen all the paid adverts on Google. 

We create high quality information

This is one big reason that we’re committed to providing you with quality information and articles about the house-buying process, property industry news and tips whilst building trust with our detailed case studies

Google trusts us to answer your questions

We’ve also invested in making our website more “findable” in search results when you ask a question in Google; this is known as SEO – search engine optimisation. SEO takes time, commitment and quality content.

It allows you to find our company because we’re relevant to your needs and trustworthy.  Any company can pay to advertise; blindsiding you with technical jargon and preying on fear tactics when you’re vulnerable. 

Integrity is one of our core values

We want you to have a great experience and recommend us to others who are going through the same. Your kind supportive words mean the world to us and we think our professional integrity shines through all we do.

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