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The fastest way to sell your home is using a "Sell House Fast" service

And we explain why, and how long it will take

If you’re looking to sell your house, and fast, then you might have come across sell house fast companies like ourselves before, but is that really the quickest way to sell?

If time is of the essence, you might be wondering with all your options what the quickest way you can sell your property is. We take a look into the quickest way you can sell your home, how it works, what can cause delays and how to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Keep reading to find out more, or navigate to the section you are most interested in below:

The quickest way(s) of selling your home

Without a doubt, the quickest way of selling your home is to a cash house buying company, like ourselves.

We’re not just saying that either, genuinely it is. Most other methods of sale you’re relying upon a third party being interested in buying your property and typically they will require a mortgage which takes a long time to acquire.

Most cash house buying companies state that it takes anywhere between 7 days to 30 days, depending. We often opt to say 7, as that’s the most typical, but we’ve actually been known to complete quicker if and when we are required to. That being said, for a lot of customers a week is just a bit too fast – so usually let them dictate the date, and we work to that!

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Can you actually buy that quick?

Yes, we can!

It might seem like it’s too quick to be true, but genuinely it’s not. We can buy homes pretty much as quick as you would like, and have actually bought a home in around 48 hours before. When you take out some of the aspects that make a traditional sale take so long, such as the mortgage approval, and relying on the general public to view and buy your property, as well as having a good relationship with the solicitors – you’ll be surprised how quick it can go, but more on that later!

What delays a house sale?

When it comes to selling your house, and you want to do so as quick as possible, there are a few common pitfalls that you should watch out for. During a typical sale process, here are just some of the things that can cause delays:

Being disorganised

There’s a lot going on when you sell your property – a lot of documents you need to gather, and you need to have solicitors lined up and ready to go as quickly as possible. It’s not always easy, and people can tend to become a bit disorganised, handing back documents late and taking time with certain steps in the process that require their input.

Choosing the wrong buyer

This is nothing you can help, at least when you go down the traditional route. You have no control over your buyer, and they may drag their heels every step of the way, again handing in documents late, taking a while to instruct solicitors or to get mortgage approval.

Not regularly checking in

In order to push through a sale, you, unfortunately, need to always be on at your estate agent and solicitors to ensure things are getting done as quickly as possible. The more awkward you make it for a solicitor, the faster they will usually complete your file, just to get it out of the way.

Chain break

This can cause a significant delay, and might even mean you need to completely pull out of an onward purchase. If your buyer pulls out for whatever reason, you’ll need to quickly find a buyer to jump back in but that will cause delays in itself, not only finding them but they may need their own mortgage approval for example and want to do their own survey on the property.

Mortgage approvals

It usually adds about a month to the process at least to get a mortgage approval, but this is dependent on the circumstances of the application. As a cash buyer, this is time you can completely cut out of the sale.

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How are cash house buying companies able to buy so quickly?

So how can we buy homes so quickly, when it traditionally takes so long on the open market? Selling through an estate agent as an estimate takes around 18 to 19 weeks on average. There are quite a few reasons we can act significantly quicker than that, and here’s the secret!

Guaranteed buyer – cutting out uncertainty

One of the main reasons a traditional sale of a house takes so long is simply that there isn’t a buyer lined up, you’re relying on your property price and pictures to attract the viewings. There’s no set time that this takes to find the perfect buyer, but with us, we’re all lined up to buy your property already and can agree on a price in 24 hours, which strips out a significant amount of time having to do viewings and wait for an uncertain offer.

Buying for cash, not a mortgage

Most buyers through traditional methods will require a mortgage to purchase your home, although you might be lucky and find a cash buyer – it’s unlikely! Applying for a mortgage to buy a property adds a significant amount of time to the process, months, which when you use a cash buyer isn’t an issue.

We’ve done it all before – a lot! 

We’ve got experience, we buy hundreds of properties a year and we know exactly what we are doing every step of the way. Sure, buying a property isn’t like buying a loaf of bread, but we’ve got it as close to doing so as possible! There is still the potential of things going wrong, but we’re ready to jump on and resolve any issues immediately to ensure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible.

Relationship with key players

We’ve built up great business relationships with solicitors and surveyors, ensuring that we can direct you to options that are going to operate as quick as we need them to. These aspects of a property sale can be notoriously time-consuming, especially if the solicitors you choose are busy at the time, which isn’t an issue for us.

Progression team

Another thing we have in place within our company is a progressions team, this is a team that is specifically in place to chase the solicitors and ensure everything is in line and done as quickly as possible to push the sale through as fast as it possibly can.

As the seller, what can I do to ensure the sale is quick?

If you are looking to ensure a quick sale with a company like ourselves, then we handle most of the process for you. You’ll have a dedicated point of contact throughout who will be in touch regularly to give you updates and ensure that everything is kept up to speed.

There are a few things that we need you to do throughout the process just to make sure we can act as quickly as possible, which includes:

Signs the contracts as quickly as possible

We’ll send you a contract when you agree to our price, the quicker you get this back, the quicker we can get started! Do make sure to read the contract through before sending it back and ensure you’re happy with everything in there.

Get your documents back quickly

Aside from the contracts, we might need a variety of different documents from you throughout the process, or the solicitor may request them. Again, please ensure you send these back in a timely manner to speed up the process.

Make it easy to get a hold of you

There might be questions that we have throughout the process, about the property, or at times we might need to discuss information in the survey for example – please make yourself available when we call to have a chat, as again this will ensure we can maintain the speed and meet your specified deadline.

Availability for survey

At some point in the process, we will be looking to get a RICs survey conducted on the property to ensure its value and condition. It’s a third-party survey that we can’t influence, and they will need access to the property at a time we can arrange.

Why should you choose us?

Hopefully, by now, you’re convinced by how quickly we can purchase your property and that it could be an option for you to explore.

So the question now might be, why would you choose us? There are loads of cash house buying companies out there. Well, you’re not wrong, but there are a few things that really set us apart from the rest.

For a start, we like to think we’re more than just your normal house buyer. We’re owned, managed and run by property professionals and we’ve been in the sell house fast industry since 2012, buying thousands of properties at the best trade prices with 100% of our own cash.

We pride ourselves on our customer service, we offer a professional, reliable experience that you need to complete a sale as quickly as possible, and we handle everything for you taking all the stress and hassle out of a typically tedious process.

We’re also members of the National Association of Property Buyers and we’re registered with The Property Ombudsman, which offers a free, impartial and independent resolution dispute service – offering protection for customers. As well as that, you only have to look as far as our Trustpilot reviews to see our levels of customer service for yourself.

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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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    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

National Association of Property Buyers The Property Ombudsman

Properties bought by us
for cash


Of our own money spent buying
property for cash

2-3 weeks

Average time taken from initial offer
to completion