How Long Does It Take To Sell A House?

How long does it take to sell a house’ is like asking ‘how long is a piece of string’. The process can be unpredictable, stressful and drawn-out with a plethora of factors that are completely outside of your control; from buyer finance agreements, to the state of the housing market, the quality of your estate agent, and the reliability of the property chain. And that’s just for starters. 

Assuming things go to plan, though, then you’re looking at an average of around 6 months from start to finish. We’ve given a guide on expected timelines for key milestones in the process below: 

  • Getting a mortgage in principle – approx 24 hours
  • Average time from new home listed to offer being accepted – 10 weeks
  • Average time from offer accepted to property searches commencing – 36 days
  • Average time from searches being ordered to exchange of contracts – 58 days
  • Average time from exchange of contracts to completion – 4 weeks

But what if you need to move now?

6 months, or 26 weeks, is a long time to wait if you need the money to fund your next move or simply just don’t want the hassle of a lengthy, un-predictable process: what if you’ve just landed your dream job in America that starts in 30 days; or inherited a property hundreds of miles away that you can’t mange at such a distance; or even found the love of your life in Spain? 

Selling your home fast is sometimes the order of the day. But how? 

You need to find a local house buying company, like Hull Cash Buyers, that: 

  • Knows your area like the back of their hand and conducts on-the-ground viewings, so that you get a fair and accurate price for your home; and
  • Is self-financed, so there are no unpredictable hold ups from third-parties in the selling process.

They offer a range of benefits that estate agents – both the online and offline versions – just can’t compete with:

  • Guaranteed Sale
    • They are the buyer, so once a price is agreed then you’re guaranteed a house sale.
  • Simple
    • As there are no third-parties involved, then the process stays hassle-free. It’s in their interest to move quickly too, so they will help you every step of the way.
  • No Selling Fees
    • That means more money for you from the agreed price, with no estate agent cut. Some companies will even cover your legal fees.
  • Sell As Seen
    • Most companies will buy any property no matter what state of disrepair it is in. They will be renovating it and selling it on anyway, so there’s no need to worry about finding the time of money to make it ‘sellable’.

Live in Hull or East Yorkshire and want to find out more about how to sell your home quickly? Then call our friendly team on 01482 655346

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