How to Sell a Property Quickly

publication date: Sep 14, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

How to Sell a Property Quickly

If you want to sell your property quickly there are three different ways of doing so. All will involve spending some money, but if you need the sale urgently it might be a lot cheaper than whatever the consequences of not selling the property are.

Selling a House Quickly Method One: Sell it to a Reputable Quick Sale Company
There are many companies that will offer to ‘buy your property for cash'. Most of these companies or individuals are NOT legitimate and many will offer you far less than your property is actually worth. So if you don't want to be ripped off, make sure you sell to one of the three reputable Quick Sale companies. Click here for their info.

Selling a House Quickly Method Two: Sell it via Auction
A good way of selling your property quickly within around 6-8 weeks is via a good local property auction. They will advise on a ‘guide price' which is typically 25% less than they think the property will sell for. You can put a ‘reserve' price on the property so it isn't sold for less than you can afford to let it go. If the property receives an offer at auction, the buyer puts down a deposit that day and then they have typically 28 days to complete, or they lose the deposit.

Selling a House Quickly Method Three: Sell it at a good price with a great Agent!
Most sellers if they priced their property fairly from the start would receive an offer within six weeks. All you need to do is make sure your property is competitively priced - a bit like how they do it for an auction. For example if there are three similar properties for sale, one priced at £160,000, one at £150,000 and one at £149,950, then if you priced yours at £139,950 or £144,950 you are more likely to sell it than any of the other properties. You may even get two buyers competing which could push the price up further.

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