UK’s leading house buying company
Most people are fairly familiar with the process of selling a property on the open market with an estate agent. However, it's a process that has remained largely unchanged for more than a century and, as a result, is notoriously slow, stressful, and unpredictable.
Companies that buy houses can offer an attractive alternative.
Buying with their own cash fund means they're not reliant on mortgages or investors. This means they can provide a guaranteed house sale on a date of your choice. They can even buy in as little as 7 days if required.
Genuine property purchasing companies will be able to offer you a guaranteed property sale on a date of your choice. They use their own cash funds to purchase your property directly. Not relying on a mortgage or investors means they can be flexible about how quickly they buy your property. A legitimate house buying company should be able to complete the sale in just a week if required.
House buying companies will always need to buy property at a discount – that’s how they make a profit – so any home buying sites claiming to be able to buy your house at 90% and upwards shouldn’t be trusted. Any property purchasing company offering 90% or more is like to be acting as a broker or lead generator, connecting you with property investors. Why is that a problem? Because anyone whose business model is to connect you with property investors is unable to give you any assurances around how quickly they can buy your house or how much they can pay. Companies like this usually operate by tying you into a contract whilst they find a buyer for your property. Once they find a buyer, you will be made a formal offer, but this offer is often substantially lower than the initial figure you were quoted.
A genuine house buying company will never make you sign a contract or charge you any fees for their service. In order to avoid falling victim to any rogue traders, here are some red flags to look out for.
Quick Move Now is the UK's original and largest property buying company. Established in 1998, Quick Move Now has bought more than 6,000 properties, at a value of £1 billion. We assess each property individually, and therefore don't have a set discount that is applied, but will usually be able to pay between 80% and 85% of market value.
What we give you in return is a guaranteed, quick and hassle-free house sale.
We just need to ask you a few simple questions about your property, which will take a few minutes over the phone or via email. All estimates are cost and obligation-free, there are no aggressive sales tactics and all your information is safe and secure.Get a cash offer
There are many reasons sellers choose to use companies that buy houses rather than sell their property the traditional way. These include:
Unfortunately, more than one in three property sales will fall through before completion. If you have experienced the heartbreak of a property chain break, a reputable house buying company can provide a guaranteed quick house sale and get you moving.
If you’re worried about the costly vacant periods associated with selling a former buy to let property on the open market, a property buying company can help by providing a fast house sale. Being in control of the timescales means you can choose for the sale to complete on the day your tenant moves out.
If you’ve inherited a property, you may not feel you have the time or energy to embark on the often-lengthy process of selling it on the open market. This is made even more challenging if you don’t live near the inherited property. A home buying company can remove the stress and buy your property in as little as 7 days.
If you are facing financial difficulties and considering selling your house to pay off debt, a company that buys houses may be able to help. A formal cash offer from a property buying company may even be used to halt a repossession order.
If you’re considering downsizing in order to release some of the money tied up your property, a house buying company can offer you a quick and stress-free sale to tie in with the purchase of your next home.
Selling your house after a divorce or relationship breakdown can be incredibly stressful. A fast house sale service can give you the freedom to move on much more quickly than a sale on the open market.
Whether you’re relocation for work, to be closer to family, or to embark on a new adventure, a genuine property buying company can offer a quick house sale that fits around your plans. Able to complete the house sale on a date of your choice, you can time your move with your onward plans.
If you’re having to move due to illness, you may be looking for an easy alternative to selling your house on the open market. A fast house sale service can offer you a private, stress-free sale on a date of your choice.
It currently takes an average of 10 viewings to sell a property. If you simply don’t want the hassle of property viewings, estate agent negotiations and a lengthy conveyancing process, a quick house sale to a company that buys houses could be the stress-free route you’re looking for.
We just need to ask you a few simple questions about your property, which will take a few minutes over the phone or via email. All estimates are cost and obligation-free, there are no aggressive sales tactics and all your information is safe and secure.
One question you may be asking is why a sale to a house buying company is so much quicker than a sale on the open market.
Selling to a company that buys houses means you have a guaranteed buyer, so you don't need to spend months on the market. Buying with our own cash funds means we're able to avoid the usual hold-ups connected to mortgage applications. We also work with some of the UK's best conveyancing solicitors who are used to working to tight deadlines and are committed to completing the legal sale process to meet the customer's timescales.
|Selling directly to Quick Move Now||Selling via the open market|
|Listing with an estate agent||0 hours||5 hours|
|Hosting viewings||0 hours||12.5 hours|
|Waiting for your buyer to secure their mortgage||0 weeks||4 weeks|
|Avg time for conveyencing||1 week||16 weeks|
|Total||1 week||20 weeks 17.5 hours|
It takes over 20 weeks of your personal time to actively sell your home via the open market. Selling directly to Quick Move Now, only takes one week!
We work with some of the UK’s best conveyancing solicitors. They are all used to working to tight deadlines and committed to meeting your chosen sale completion date.
Contact our professional property buying team to discuss your property and obtain an indicative offer.
After an independent valuation, we’ll make you a free, no-obligation cash offer for your house.
If you choose to accept our formal cash offer, you decide the date for sale completion.
On your chosen completion date, the house sale process is completed and the money is transferred to you.
From initial enquiry to sale completion, a house buying company should be able to buy your house in as little as 7 days.
Quick Move Now, the UK’s original home buying company, offers a guaranteed house sale. We can tie-in with your onward property purchase for a smooth, hassle-free move.
Once you've accepted a formal cash offer from Quick Move Now, the sale is guaranteed (subject to an independent RICS survey). This means you don’t have to worry about property chain collapses or your house sale falling through.
All fees associated with a 'traditional house sale' are eradicated when selling direct to a company. You’ll have no estate agent fees or EPC costs to pay. We will even cover your legal fees.
Selling your house directly to a property buying company like Quick Move Now takes away the normal anxieties and delays associated with a traditional house sale.
Quick Move Now is able to buy your house 'as is'. This means there's no need to pay for expensive repairs or redecorating before you sell.
Quick Move Now is the UK's original and largest home buying company. Established in 1998, we have bought and sold more than 6,000 properties over the last 25 years.
We are founding members of the National Association of Property Buyers and have campaigned for many years to raise standards in the property buying industry.
We have testimonials from hundreds of happy customers, and many of our customers have used our services more than once, so you can feel confident that we're a company you can trust.
Our property buying service offers you amazing flexibility. Whether you need to complete in a week because your property sale has fallen through, or are moving to a new build home that will be ready in 2 months, we will work to your timescales and have the money in your account when you need it.
Simply put, our credentials make us the best company to buy your house for cash!
As a business, it is impossible for us to pay full market value. However, our customers choose Quick Move Now because they believe the guaranteed sale we are uniquely placed to offer is a more attractive option than the hassle and uncertainty that comes with selling on the open market.
A genuine property buying company will always pay below market value, in exchange for a no-risk, guaranteed house sale, where you are in complete control of the timescales.
We know that how much we can pay for your property is an important part of your decision-making process, which is why we assess each property on an individual basis and always make the highest offer we can. We understand that selling your house is a big decision and don’t want you to feel rushed, so we guarantee that our cash offer is made without any cost, obligation or 'hard sell'.
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