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The Process of Speaking to us to Sell Your Home
Get in touch with us today and a member of our experienced purchasing team will be able to provide you with a variety of different offers that can be tailored to suit your needs. Our offers will vary according to a few different variables:
Your property location – Off course you can’t physically change the location of your house and if you feel that it’s the location of your property that may be making it difficult to sell then that may not be a problem for us. Our team of house buyers are experienced in purchasing property throughout the UK and we will always endeavour to make a fair offer even for the most rural locations.
What’s your Timescale – When speaking to us one of our first questions will be how quickly do you need to sell. If you require a particularly fast sale then we will endeavour to offer a quick cash purchase using our own cash fund and complete in the timescale that you require. However, if you do have a bit more spare time on your hands then we will be able to make you a more competitive offer that’s closer to the full market value of your home.
If you wish to sell your house fast for its full market value then please ask one of our advisors about the assisted sale product. Most of our competitors solely offer a straight cash sale which can often be very fast in terms of timescale but may also not be so favourable in terms of the agreed sale price. Therefore, if you do have a bit more time on your hands and are able to give us a few months to fully complete the sale then we will be able buy your house fast for an amount that’s far closer to the market value. Essentially our assisted sale product is an exchange with a delayed completion, we will also provide you with an initial cash sum that will allow you to move on, in return you will give us a few months to fully complete the sale of your property and after this timeframe you will receive the full pre-agreed remaining balance.
Do You need all the Cash Right Now?
Different to many of our competitors who may just be able to offer a straight cash sale we also have a variety of other options available. For example, our Assisted Sale is a popular choice and allows us a bit more time to achieve a great price for your home. Different to your traditional estate agent we cover all fees and costs, we will agree a date of exchange (usually within a couple of weeks) and a guaranteed purchase price. On the day of exchange we will provide you with a upfront portion of the cash from the agreed purchase price and we will take over all the running costs of your home. We will then continue to sell your property on the open market, which allows us to achieve as much for your house as possible. Once your property is sold you will receive the remainder of the agreed price. If we can’t sell your property on the open market within our agreed timescale (usually within a few months) then we will fully purchase the property ourselves at the pre-agreed price using our Cash Fund.
There are other favourable options available, so please take the time to contact our purchasing team today.
Important House Selling Tip
At Direct House Buyer we wish to provide our sellers with a offer that’s as near to the 100% market value as possible. For that reason it’s important to take care with any price reductions you make so that you don’t unwittingly affect the true value of your home. It’s difficult to imagine that your house value could be affected through your own actions but it can.
Usually by the time our customers contact us their properties have been on the market for longer than they initially anticipated and quite often they would have already reduced their asking price. This is usually through the suggestion from their estate agent who realistically has little power to attract new buyers. They ultimately want to sell your home and don’t always have the sellers best interests at heart. If you express to your agent that you wish to sell your house quickly and in turn they suggest that you reduce your asking price they probably won’t caution you that this will in effect lower the market value of your house.
In practice it’s a surveyors job to determine the market value for your home and even if the surveyor truly believes that your house is worth more than what you are asking, unfortunately they can’t value your house at a higher price than what is advertised and in their opinion it’s current price is the market value. At the same time even if you take the house off the market or put the price back up it’s the surveyors job to check Rightmove Plus which shows a historical database of listed prices and once again they won’t value your home any higher than the lowest price it was recently advertised at. The same applies to a mortgage lender, they wouldn’t wish to pay more for a house now than if they could have bought at cheaper price and limited their exposure a few weeks back, they would establish the previous listed price as the current market value particularly if it didn’t sell at that lower price. Here at Direct House Buyer we want to give you as high a offer as possible so that you will be happy to sell to us and happy with the price you achieve. All our offers are based upon your homes current market value so please contact us first.
After the economic crisis in 2008, selling your property became almost impossible unless it was in an extremely desirable location in London. Although the housing market has seen a recovery, the growth has been gradual and minimal. Before the economic crisis you could put your house on the market and feel confident that it would be sold within a couple of months. However, in today’s market months can go by without a single viewing. In times buyer confidence has been increasing which is a positive sign of a recovering housing market, unfortunately for most of the UK localized market issues still persist. Regardless of the struggling property market, Direct House Buyer can help you to sell your house fast.
Does the current property market allow me to sell my house fast?
One of the primary reasons that recovery and growth has been so slow after the crisis is the fact that there is more supply but fewer buyers. During the property boom almost every buyer was approved for a mortgage and 100% financing was available and transactions moved very quickly. Since then, lenders have tightened up their credit requirements and now require larger deposits. Furthermore, if your credit report isn’isn’t flawless then your chances of receiving a mortgage are minimal this means that there are still fewer buyers available. In the regional market for those who are trying to sell their property fast they may discover that there are hundreds of properties for sale that have been on the market for extended periods of time due to the lack of buyers.
What if I wanted to sell through an auction?
Selling your house through an auction is an effective way to sell your home within a short time period. For many individuals who are not aware of Internet house buyers, an auction can feel like the only alternative from traditional property selling methods. Unfortunately, an auction can be a tremendously risky way to sell your house. You can never be certain how much your property will sell for at auction and the property market is extremely volatile. Secondly, most of the houses that are up for sell at auction are repossessed properties and the auction is the final attempt for a bank to recover some of their losses. This means that the bank is willing to take a lower selling price, which will create greater competition and lower the value and demand of your property.
Property auctions typically require a buyer to initially place a 10% cash deposit on the day of the auction and to then fully complete with the purchase within 30 days. Nowadays, it’s almost impossible for a buyer to attain mortgage within the 30 day time period so a cash buyer is required. This type of buyer is rare and with the ability to buy property with cash it’s typical for them to command a discount to the market value of at least 30%. If you were considering the auction route we encourage you to speak to us first as we often offer a far more favourable price then what you would achieve when selling at auction.
You can sell your home quickly with an internet house buyer
After the economic crisis and the struggling property market, internet house buyers have become a very popular method for selling your house fast. However, like all things on the internet, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming and simply disconcerting because you are not sure if you are getting the best offer for your home. If you are interested in a cash sale then most internet house buyers will offer roughly 75% of the market value for your property. The straight cash sale is a very appealing option for those who need to sell their home quick because the transaction will usually complete within a couple of weeks. So for example if you are moving abroad for a job, leaving the country to be with family, or your home is facing repossession then selling your house quick at a 15-25% discount could be a great option. However, if you want to sell your house but have the luxury of time and can wait a little longer for completion then there are more feasible options that will allow you to achieve an offer of up to 95% market value of your home.
So how long will it take to sell my house?
At Direct House Buyer we can provide you with an offer based on comprehensive research of your properties localised market within 24 hours. We will either purchase your home for our own portfolio or we have a waiting list of investors ready to buy your house and this is often a quicker process than the typical 2-3 months that the government says it may take to sell your house to a normal purchaser. This means you can have a secured buyer within one day of contacting Direct House Buyer regardless of its condition and location. Once we agree to buy your house we will present you with the different options available and depending on which offer you choose we will be able to give you a indication of the timescale. It can be as quick as one week or longer, depending on what time frame you require.