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Can a sell house fast service get you full market value?

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Here at The Property Buying Company, we mainly have one core offering, our Sell House Fast service. This service is different to the typical house sale process through an estate agent or auction.

The question is can you use a sell house fast service and get 100% market value for your property. In this article, you will find out what our sell house fast service is, whether you can sell a house fast and get full market value and whether our service may be the right thing for you.

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What does market value mean?

Market value is the estimated amount for which your property is worth, based on the current market. If the market is more saturated with buyers, then the market value for your property at that time will be higher compared to if the market is saturated with sellers.

There’s no universal way of measuring market value, so each individual valuation will likely be slightly different, as each valuer will have their own opinion.

As a seller, you may feel your property’s market value should be higher than what it actually is, which can lead to you either putting off potential buyers or feeling dissatisfied with what you end up selling your property for.

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How do I work out what my property’s market value is?

In the past, the only way to find out your property’s market value was to invite a few estate agents to your property to have a look around and allow them to give their opinion.

However, now due to the advancements in technology, there’s a lot more information available to the public. You can access sold prices in your area, as well as pictures, floorplans, asking prices, and descriptions which can help you to see how your property compares.

Websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla will be able to provide you with this information. Some websites will also provide you with a rough online valuation, but just like using different estate agents, different websites will give you a slightly different idea of what your property’s market value is.

Can I sell my house fast for 100% market value?

When people want to put their house on the market, each individual will have a different idea of what the market value is in their eyes and how quickly they want to sell. For those wanting to sell fast, it brings about an important question as to whether you can sell your house fast whilst still receiving 100% market value.

Essentially, you can’t use a sell house fast service from a cash house buying company and still receive 100% market value. Cash house buying companies are a business and so in order to stay in business, they must buy your property at a discount.

If you’re being offered 100% market value for your property whilst also being guaranteed a fast house sale, there’s a reason it feels too good to be true – because it is!

The only way to try and get 100% market value fast is to list your property on the open market. However, even using this method there are no guarantees of getting either 100% market value or a fast house sale – in most cases, you will end up with neither.

Also on the open market, even if you end up with a higher fee than our sell house fast service can offer you, you will still have a lot of fees to pay, with the estate agent and legal fees making up the majority of that.

With us, you’re able to bypass all fees, meaning you receive our full cash offer in your bank.

How to sell on the open market

If you have the time and patience to want to try selling on the open market, then there’s a chance you may be able to get market value. However, you need to remember, there are no guarantees and all the fees you have to pay will come out of this amount, meaning you will be left with lower than expected.

Get a valuation and choose an estate agent

Invite some estate agents into your home and get them to give a valuation of your property. After you’ve received all valuations, it’s up to you to pick which one suits you and your property the best.

Preparing for the market

After you’ve chosen an estate agent, they will organise for your photographs, floorplan and EPC to be done, and a description to be drawn up so your house can be advertised on popular property portals.


The next step is for potential buyers to come round and view your property. Your estate agent should handle this for you unless you’re happy to do it yourself.


If you get an interested party, they will submit an offer. It’s then up to you to negotiate with your buyer until you agree on a price that you feel is suitable.

Accept an offer

Once you’ve negotiated with your buyer to get them to a price you’re happy with, you can accept their offer and allow the deal to progress.

Property searches

The conveyancing process can now begin, which will include having a survey and searches on your property. The results of these will go to your buyer’s solicitor.

Exchange of contracts

Once the results from the searches have come back, if all parties are happy with the outcome, then contracts can be exchanged, which is where the deal becomes legally binding.


Once completion day arrives, the funds from the house sale will be transferred into your bank, which then means it’s time to drop off the keys and move out of the property.

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How the sell house fast service works

We’ve worked hard to make the sell house fast process as quick and hassle-free as it can be, which you can see as it breaks down into these 5 simple steps:

  • Eligibility check

Enter your postcode into our get an offer page and answer a few simple questions about your property – how many bedrooms you’ve got, your house type, nothing too challenging! After that, we will let you know if your property has been approved

  • Receive your offer

Once we’ve got your information, one of our experienced property consultants will give you a call after doing some research on your property. They will discuss your property in more detail with you, talking mainly about its condition, which allows them to provide you with a conditional initial offer.

  • Property visit & formalise the offer

If you’re happy with the initial offer, we’ll then arrange for one of our regional managers to come and visit the property in person. Our regional managers have expert local knowledge and are able to inspect the condition in more detail in order to finalise an offer.

  • Solicitors are instructed and all fees are paid

If you accept the finalised offer, then it’s time for us to instruct our solicitors. Our progressions team will get in touch with you to talk about instructing one of our recommended solicitors, and we will remind you that we will cover the costs of this. We will also pay for the searches and RICS on your property.

  • Exchange & completion

Once the RICS report is back, providing everything lines up, we will finalise all the legal work, allowing us to exchange contracts and complete on a day that suits you!

Is this service right for me?

We’re always open and transparent about the fact our sell house fast service isn’t for everyone, so it’s important you decide if it’s right for you.

The main purpose of our service is speed – if you have the time (and patience) to wait on the open market for a sale, you may achieve a higher value, but there are no guarantees of that.

Our particular service may be the best option for you if:

Going through a divorce

A divorce is a difficult time for all involved, so often couples look for a quick sale to get the property sold, meaning it’s one less thing to worry about.

Lifestyle changes

Sometimes there comes a time when people decide they want to downsize, get the equity from their house and move into a property more suited to their needs. The need to downsize may be as a result of health or age, so it’s important to get a fast stress-free sale.

Inherited property

Inheriting a property and dealing with probate comes at a time when you have other stresses, and you don’t want to be weighed down with further worries of paying the bills for this inherited property. In this situation, a lot of people search for a quick sale.

Financial difficulty

Often people run into financial difficulty and feel they need to release some equity from their house ASAP, especially in those situations where you’re looking to avoid repossession. In these circumstances time is of the essence, making a quick sale a top priority.


Whether you’re moving to a different city or country, relocating can be something that happens very quickly, meaning you need to get your house sold FAST. This makes our sell house fast service an ideal selling route.

What to look out for

When choosing a cash house buying company for a fast sale, there are certain things you need to be wary of.

Any cash house buying company offering to pay you the full market value as well as a fast sale are promising something that they simply won’t deliver.

When choosing which company to go with, it’s important you do your research in order to make an informed decision and not get ‘scammed’ by empty promises.

If you’re asking us, we’re pretty confident our sell house fast service will be exactly what you’re looking for…

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Why you should trust us

We’re more than just a standard cash buying company. The Property Buying Company is owned and operated by property professionals, founded in 2012, and with over 50 years combined experience, you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

We’re also a member of The Property Ombudsman and the National Association of Property Buyers, further emphasising why we’re the people you can rely on. On top of that, we understand what it’s like to sell a property and all the stresses which can come along with it, so we will always be up for a chat to listen to your worries, and we handle the whole process for you.

We’re also rated excellent on Trustpilot, with over 1,000 customer reviews.

We will always be open and honest about our process and service – we will tell you upfront what we can offer for your property, and we will keep you constantly updated, including any issues we face and how we will do our best to overcome them for you.

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  • Part of the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) & The Property Ombudsman (TPO) - We're a legitimate sell my house for cash company
  • As property cash buyers we can complete on purchasing your home in as little as 7 days!
  • We're completely transparent when you look to sell my house for cash - we'll let you know what we can offer you straight away

Want to find out how much your property is worth & sell your house fast? It's best to give us a call on:

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How much can you get from our we buy any house service?

Complete a few details to see if your property qualifies and get a cash offer – remember we buy any property, in any condition, in any location!

5 simple steps to having your property sold!

Our quick (but thorough) 5 step sale process means we can buy your house fast and at a great price

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    Check to see if your property is eligible check now

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    Receive an offer from us within 24 hours

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    We’ll visit your property & formalise our offer

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    We’ll instruct solicitors and pay all fees

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    Exchange contracts & complete as usual

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Why choose us as your cash house buyers?

We’re one of the leading we buy any house UK companies for residential/commercial property and land in England and Wales. We buy using our own cash house buying facility meaning we can offer the best prices in our industry and complete the sale quicker than anyone else.

Your options Average sale length Typical cost to you
The Property Buying Company 2-3 weeks £0.00
Other House Buying Companies 2-10 weeks £1000
Property Auction 6-10 weeks £2500-£5000
Online Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £1000(upfront)-£5000
Estate Agents 16-52 weeks £5000

Unlike most of the other options available to you, we are not a broker or middle man, meaning you skip the fees and get a sale quickly and easily.

The Property Buying Company is registered with the Property Ombudsman and is a member of the National Association of Property Buyers

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Properties bought by us
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2-3 weeks

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