Selling your house always used to be done through your local estate agent. The process is lengthy and costly and can take up to 3 months. But with the rise of the internet, a change in market trends and the ways homebuyers behaved, how to sell your house has shifted. And so have the companies that host this service.
Nowadays, to sell your house, you can do it on your own terms, budget and goals. By selling your house with us, you will be kept in the loop at all times as we go above and beyond to get your property sold – it really shouldn’t be complicated.
We believe in providing a ‘Fast. Effortless. Free’ service for all our customers. We make the selling process as hassle free and effortless as possible. Wherever your house is in the United Kingdom, we will sell it for you. And as a special thank you, you will not have to cover any fees at all.
We’re different to the traditional estate agent, with our honest and transparent customer service, completely effortless and free. We are an online estate agent with the goal of making your time with us as effortless as possible. We like to say that we are confident in our ability to sell your home in 28 days because we advertise on Rightmove and Zoopla, which is used by 98% of potential buyers. Not only that, but there are no hidden fees, and we will even cover any legal fees – so you don’t have to worry about paying a penny.
You will benefit from our honest and transparent customer service. We are proud members of the National Association of Property Buyers & The Property Ombudsman, which means we have to follow their code of conduct and regulations.
In this section we will cover the different stages to selling your home, how you can prepare for it, any tips and tricks we have, and if using an online estate agent is right for you.
We want you to make sure you have everything under your belt before making any decisions.
These are an online platform where someone can bid on a property in real time, without having to leave the comfort of their home.
This is one of the faster methods of selling online but the auction house or seller may impose high fees for using their platform & there is no promise that the house will be sold for the headline sale price.
These companies are able to buy your property outright and do not need to sell any property or take out a mortgage. They will offer to buy your house 10-25% below the market price.
Hybrid estate agents utilise both online and offline viewings and meetings but operate as traditional estate agents.
They will charge either a flat fee of £100 – £1000 or take a commission of between 1% and 3%+VAT of the selling price of your property.
If you are purchasing a new build property, the developer may offer you the option to sell your existing home quickly through a part exchange scheme.
They will value your property and will offer you around 65-70% of the property market value.
Is effectively a standard local estate agent that operates entirely online. They will conduct the same form of service but without all the physical face to face meetings. They will conduct an initial valuation before listing your property on a property portal.
Submit your details
Agree a price
We’ll handle the rest
Make sure that before you go through the selling process, you can actually afford to sell and move.
Also check if you are still within your existing mortgage term, you should check to see if there will be any early repayment penalties for breaking the deal or any fees for porting to a new property.
Like your finances, ensuring that you have your documents sorted before you sell will save you time later in the process, especially when you are dealing with your solicitor and the buyer’s solicitor.
Here are some documents you need to sell your home:
Make sure your home is clean, neat, and clutter-free. This provides potential purchasers with a blank canvas on which to envisage how they will use the space.
If your home is a little worn out, you may want to consider undertaking some home renovations, such as:
We are an online estate agent, and although we do want your business, we want to ensure that we are the right fit for you. We are more than just a ‘sell a house’ company, we value our relationship with you. Before joining our process, you need to work out what’s more important to you, money or speed.
When you use an online estate agent like us, we will work with you and the market to sell your house within a 28 day period. Although this is quick in terms of estate agent timescales, there are faster methods to market like cash buying services. However, you will be receiving asking prices 10-25% below the market value.
At The Property Selling Company, we understand that everyone’s situation is unique, as is their home. What your neighbour receives on a sale may not be the same as what you will receive, so it is critical that we collaborate with you to achieve the best possible result.
By selling through us, you will save on estate agents fees & legal costs, who normally take a commission of between 1% and 3%+VAT of the selling price. We will never over-value your property, and always give you an honest starting price. Please see the table below for a comparison between selling through us and using a conventional estate agent.
|Selling Through Us||Selling Through An Estate Agent|
|First Advertised Price £90,000||First Advertised Price £100,000|
|Second Advertised Price £90,000||Second Advertised Price £90,000|
|Sold For £90,000||Sold For £85,000|
|Fees £0||Estate Agents Fees (2%) -£1700|
|Total Amount Made £90,000||Total Amount Made £83,300|
By selling through The Property Selling Company you will be saving up to £6,700 in comparison to selling through an estate agent.
One of the number one reasons why people decide to sell their house is because they are either downsizing or upsizing. Be it because the children have all left home, or you have new ones on the way.
Other reasons why someone may be looking to sell their house are because they have recently undertaken financial challenges, they have changes in employment or family.
You should ensure that the process of selling a house is as efficient as possible because you may miss out on your dream home. Sellers will also take your offer seriously and avoid rushing to sell and having to accept a lower offer instead.
The best time to sell your house is during Spring, with March being the best month. We can sell your house all year around but Spring is when the market is most active — it may result in a quicker sale for you.
If we can’t find any potential buyers for your property after the 28 days are up, then you can leave our arrangement with no fees, which means you are able to try another route to sell like a standard estate agency or quick cash buying company.
Once you accept an offer, your conveyancer will instruct their solicitor or conveyancer to do the exchange of contracts. This is a legally binding process where you will have a completion day set in stone and then on completion day you will receive the money.