A quick house sale – what timescale is possible?

Legend has it a quick house sale isn’t possible and that they traditionally roll on for months and months, with delays causing completion dates to be put back time and again – adding further stress onto an already draining situation.

This doesn’t have to be the case and Quick Move Now has put together a handy guide for those of you wanting a to sell your house quickly – explaining how to speed up the traditional method of selling via an estate agent and taking a look at the benefits of using a home buyer for a quick sale.

Estate agent – 12 weeks from acceptance of offer

Once seen as the only way to sell, customers associated using this method with poor communication, interminable delays and many hiccups along the way. It doesn’t have to be this way though – estate agents are facing increasing competition in the market and as a result, customer care is improving.

The way to increase the speed of your sale is to regularly chase both your agent and your solicitor in order to keep up the momentum of the sale. We recommend a friendly phone call for an update once a week – enough for them to know that you want to see progress but not too much that they begin to get annoyed with you!

Home buyer – 1 week from acceptance of offer if necessary

Selling to a home buyer means that you can complete in as little as seven days if necessary, although if you wish to take longer in order to have more time to arrange your onward move, you will be able to. Added to this are the benefits that there is no stress involved; no arranging viewings or negotiating the sale – once you have accepted their formal offer, you can relax safe in the knowledge that the sale will complete on time.

As a note of caution, there are very few home buyers in the industry who have cash available in order for them to be able to move this quickly. Check that the company you want to use has a 24 hour cash guarantee and that they finance the house purchases themselves rather than finding an investor or securing a mortgage.

Quick Move Now is the UK’s leading home buyer, offering a secure, hassle-free, quick house sale. Our experienced team, efficient processes and substantial cash reserves allow us to make immediate purchases, enabling you to sell your house quickly and move on with your life.

This content was written by Quick Move Now
Published on 21st August 2013
Last updated on 20th April 2017

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