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Quick estate agents? In the current market you'll be hard pressed to get a quick sale. Here are FAQs on an alternative approach.
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We're people helpers and property buyers. But there are no fees to pay. No fees and you avoid the hassle of waiting for a buyer to turn up. Eventually.
Read on to find out more about how we work.
What services do you provide?
We can either buy property directly or find a reliable professional buyer...Unlike more usual forms of selling we can offer a guaranteed sale. We help. We buy. We sell. We're able to help in ways agents can't.
How much do your services cost?
There are however some key differences between quick estate agents and property buyers.
We do not charge fees. Nor do we charge for valuations. We also pay your legal fees usually up to £550 and we also pay for disbursements.
What percentage of market value do you pay?
We have no set limit on how much we pay.. BUT..
Amongst other things we do have to take account of market conditions. As of March 2010 it's unlikely we will offer you more than 75% of the current market value of your property. This is due to high levels of market uncertainty, the cost of finance and high demand for our services.
Our alternative to quick estate agents services are in demand, because traditional sales through estate agents don't always deliver the result you need, when you need it.
Which areas do you cover?
We have bought property in Scotland, England and South Wales. If we can't help directly, we can generally find someone who can.
Do you buy properties in any condition? How about investment properties?
Yes – any condition. We also buy tenanted and investment properties.
If we have mortgage arrears can you still help us?
Yes it’s rarely too late but each situation is different... Generally speaking you must have some equity in your property. Under some circumstances (say facing repossession) we would suggest you contact one of the no cost organisations such as Shelter to make sure you have explored all your options.
Quick sale services are not suitable for everyone.
Our house buying process
How long does the process take?
How fast do you want it? We aim to exchange within 21 days and complete within a month. 'Fast-tracking' the legal work varies from property to property. There are a number of ways we can speed up the sale. We use specialist lawyers mostly, but the plain truth is that the legal process takes time.
Under some circumstances it is possible to exchange or conclude missives within a few days. We’ll be in touch throughout the process from start to finish.
How do you value properties?
You can count on us to produce a transparent valuation...
If you use the process suggested on our site you should have a good indication of what your house is worth and the process we use to establish valuations which are the basis of our offers.
All properties we buy are valued by an independent RICS surveyor and our estimates are based on third party research which we are happy to share with you (our free valuation reports).
How quickly do we have to move?
You have total control.. As an alternative to quick estate agents we'll fit around your circumstances. Some people request a sale in the shortest possible time, others want the comfort of a quick exchange with a few to completing or concluding missives when it suits them.
How do we know you can help us?
But the best way of finding out is to complete our property enquiry form. There is no obligation whatsoever in contacting us . The sooner you get in touch the sooner we can help.