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How quickly can I sell my house?
The average house sale on the open market takes, on average, over 6 months, but there are other options such as selling to a quick sale company that are much faster and more suitable for homeowners looking to sell on a much shorter timeframe.
If you’ve been looking into selling your house, you’ve probably asked all sorts of questions before even committed to selling, from what your house value is to where you want to go when you sell. One of the biggest questions that we’ve had is how quickly you can sell a house, and so We Buy Any House have looked into it and laid it out for you!
There are a few different ways that you can sell your house, and they have various timeframes. The most common selling methods are –
1. Selling on the open market:
This is the most traditional way to sell but is also by far the slowest. On average, this can take over 6 months, which for a lot of homeowners is just too slow. We’ve got lots of information about how long it takes to sell a house in one of our recent blog posts.
2. Selling at an auction:
Selling this way is a speedy way to sell but has more risks than selling on the open market as your sale price is in the hands of the bidders. This can be a great option for those looking for a fast sale and aren’t relying on the proceeds, but it’s often an intimidating way to sell for most homeowners who want a bit more control. We’ve got plenty of information about selling a house at an auction here.
3. Selling to a quick sale company:
One of the more popular options, this method combines the problems of the above to offer a more reliable but quick sale.
Do I need to sell my house fast?
Selling quickly really depends on your personal situation, but there’s a few reasons now that the majority of homeowners are looking to sell faster than they may have wanted to previously. The biggest one currently is the approaching end of the stamp duty holiday. This holiday will come to a close in only two months’ time and homeowners are keen to make the most of it while they still can. For some, this holiday is providing savings of up to £15,000 and so they want to sell before this holiday ends to be able to take advantage of it. For more information, read one of our previous blog posts, what do the stamp duty changes mean for me?
Some homeowners want to stick to a traditional sale but want to get things moving where possible. We know how stressful this can be, so we’ve put together some top tips that can help you achieve your sale faster –
This is one of the best ways to gain more attention when you sell your house and is a great way to try and speed up your sale. There are plenty of ways that you can redecorate on any budget, so whether you’re planning to renovate or simply update with a fresh coat of paint, redecorating can help to get more interest and therefore increase the chance of enticing a buyer! In our article, how can I redecorate my house on a budget? We’ve got lots of helpful ways that you can improve your property without spending lots of money.
2. Reassess your sale price:
One of the biggest problems that potential buyers mention when they’re looking at houses is the asking price. If you’ve had your house on the market for a month or two and have failed to generate any interest, you may want to reconsider your asking price. You can do some research to see if your house is in the right bracket by looking at other properties in your area that are similar to yours. If your price is higher than them, you’ll likely have found why you’re not getting any viewings. Changing this can encourage potential buyers to come and see your house, however, keep in mind that once you lower your house price you can’t put it back up again, so make sure that you’re fully committed to this.
3. Check your online listing:
Now more than ever, it’s key to sell your house in your online listing when someone first sees it. Potential buyers are encouraged to delay viewing properties until they’re sure they are interested in pursuing the place. Previously, buyers would be able to view as many houses as they like, but as we’re back in lockdown and being encouraged to stay at home once again it’s important for online listings to be the best they can be to ensure viewers will pick your property. If you’re not happy with your listing, you can speak to your estate agent and make some changes. For some information on how to take the best advertising photographs, check out our article How can I take the best photos to help sell my house? Here!
Even if you action all of the tips above to improve your listing, there’s still no guarantee that you’ll be able to sell fast as there are all manner of delays that come with selling on the open market – along with the risk of simply not being able to find a buyer.
Thankfully, if you’re in this position we can help. We Buy Any House are cash buyers, meaning we’ve got significant funds to be able to move forward straight away to give you your sale. With us, you can sell in as little as 7 days giving you the freedom to make the most of the stamp duty holiday before it ends and avoid the stresses of sitting for months on end on the open market with no interest. For your free cash offer, get in touch today and see how we can help you!