Do you have a Victorian terrace in Chaddesden and want to sell up quickly so you can buy a park home to retire to?
Derby is a large city in the East Midlands, lying on the bank of the River Derwent. Derby has previously been rated one of the best places to live in the UK and is known for its low-cost living and low house prices when compared to other UK cities.
You likely know most of the things we can tell you about the city itself, seeing as you probably own a property there! So, we’ll tell you a little bit more about the property market.
According to Zoopla, from June to August 2022 the average house price in Derby stood at £238,989, which is an increase from the 12-month average which is £233,439. Detached houses are the most commonly sold property type of the last year, with 991 sales, compared to only 211 flat sales.
So, we’ve told you about the cost of Derby properties, and the most common sales. What you may also be interested to know is how long, on average, it might take to sell your property in the city.
According to statistics by Home.co.uk in August 2022, the average time on the market for properties between listing and moving to the sold status was 76 days. By far and away the quickest selling property type in Derby is semi-detached housing at 42 days, ranging all the way to flats which bring the average up to 146 days.
These times also don’t include the solicitor, and the likely requirement for a mortgage approval if you're planning on selling through the open market, so you can add a few months to those figures to get a more accurate average from sale to completion.
Luckily you have a few options when it comes to speeding that up, which we’ll touch on next!
If you’ve made the decision to sell your Derby property, you now have a couple of options on how you choose to do so. We’re going to review some of the main choices, and determine which might be suitable for you in your particular situation, and don’t worry, we’ll be honest!
This is by far the most common way people generally choose to sell their property within the UK. Typically you would go through a local or online estate agent, and they would then list your property online typically on sites like Rightmove. This method will typically achieve the closest figure to market value, but it takes time, as we stated above in Derby on average it will take around 76 days until you agree to a sale.
This method is great if you're less concerned about selling within a certain time, if you can wait, you’ll achieve a higher value than most other methods, even including the estate agent fees.
Another option you have is to sell your house via auction. You can pick any auction house for this, and an auctioneer will be able to talk to you and determine whether or not your house might be suitable. Auctions tend to attract certain bidders, mostly looking for a good deal as a landlord, so high yields, or properties suitable to flip. If your property fits into those two categories, then chances are auctions could be a good option for you.
Putting your property into auction isn’t quite as straightforward as it may seem, and it can take 6-10 weeks to prepare it for the big day, at which point it may or may not sell. Be wary that people at auctions aren’t usually your typical residential buyers, they will be looking for a good deal and you likely won’t achieve what you would on the open market – but it can be a great option, especially if you’re struggling to sell.
That’s us! It’s a new and increasingly popular service, we’ll buy your home in as little as 7 days for cash. The service offers a speedy sale with a date that you can pretty much choose, and we’ll take all the stress and hassle out of the sale, with absolutely no fees – we even cover them for you, including the solicitors!
That being said, we do offer below market value, so as a trade-off for a guaranteed quick sale, you won’t achieve what you would through the open market. You can get an offer completely free of charge with no obligation, all it takes is a few minutes of your time. Sell House Fast Quick Navigation:
Maybe you’re a landlord in Alvaston, crippled by tax surcharges and no longer seeing the benefit of letting out your property, so want a quick sale.
Here at The Property Buying Company, we know that life can throw curveballs your way and alter your circumstances quickly. That’s why we offer a complete service that enables you to get a fair cash sum for your property and a completion date to suit you using our sell house fast service.
If you're looking to achieve a quick sale in Derby, you might be thinking about why our service could be beneficial for you. There are several circumstances in which our service could be beneficial, we know we aren't for everyone, but here are some of the common scenarios we come across:
Acting quick enough to stop a house from being repossessed.
The open market just isn't working out for you.
Needing to relocate quickly for whatever reason - perhaps for work!
We can repair a property chain break quickly allowing you to still purchase your dream home.
It's a good option if you're looking to downsize.
To find out more then enter your postcode above. Once you have done that you will be asked a few simple questions about your property which we use so that we can determine how much your house is worth.
If your property is eligible then one of our team will give you a call to find out more about it and go from there. We’ll take the time to get to know you, understand your circumstances and be a point of contact throughout the process.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to sell your house quickly with us:
Type your postcode at the top of page.
Answer a few questions about your property.
Input your details so we can get in touch.
We'll have a chat about the property and provide an initial offer.
We'll then send a regional manager to view the property and provide a more finalised offer.
Once you're happy, we'll instruct solicitors and pay the fees for you.
That's it, exchange and complete!
Selling your house fast means that you can continue moving forward with your life, whatever your situation may be. But sometimes, just moving forwards isn’t enough. At The Property Buying Company, we believe that selling your house fast shouldn’t just be about saving money, it's also about the customer service you experience:
We will ensure that you are kept in the loop at every step of the process, completing your sale within as fast as 7 days.
We are a cash buying company with no property chains, meaning the process is as simple as possible.
We’ll go above and beyond to look after you, even paying for all the fees – you won’t experience any unwanted valuation or estate agent fees.
We will build the sales structure around you, we are flexible and will tailor each situation to you, including any negotiations for an onward purchase or rental.
We have systems and procedures in place to deal with any property-related scenario, so the process remains as smooth as possible – leaving you completely stress-free.
Looking to sell your house in or around Derby? Well, we can help, we buy properties all over England which includes Derby and all the surrounding areas. Although we can buy homes everywhere, here are some of the most common we get enquiries for:
As hopefully you can tell, we offer an honest and transparent approach. Over a quick initial phone call, we will be able to determine whether a cash sale will be suitable for your situation, we won’t try and pressure sell.
Now, we always tend to get asked online, what percentage of market value do you offer? It’s a really tough question and not one that we want to give even a percentage answer to. Every property is completely different, the style, type, location and condition, so if we were to provide a set percentage figure we’d either set your expectations too high, or too low. The best thing to do is just to fill in our enquiry form and have a quick conversation with one of our property experts, they’ll be able to indicate what we can initially offer, quickly.
So why would you want to choose us over our competitors? Well, for several reasons, we'd like to think! Most importantly we offer great customer service, our team are excellent if we do say so ourselves, you don't just have to take our word for it though you only need to look at some of our popular review platforms such as TrustPilot, Reviews.co.uk or Google Reviews, all of which we are highly rated on.
We also do things by the book, we are regulated by both The Property Ombudsman (TPO) & The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) so we have to adhere to a high standard of service throughout.
Our online form will ask you a few general questions about your Birmingham property, like how many bedroom it has, then it will ask you to provide a few contact details
We aim to call you within 24 hours, this will be just to go through your property in further detail so we can make a more accurate offer.
The next stage is valuing your property - our team of underwriters will do a desktop valuation based on what information you have given us and the local market, then we'll get back to you with an offer.
If you're happy with our offer, we may look to send our one of our Regional Manager to view the property or alternatively we may just purchase your home without viewing. After which, once the contract is signed, we'll speed through the rest of the process and complete within 7 days!
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Yes. We are members of the National Association of Property Buyers & The Property Ombudsman, on top of that we have some fantastic reviews.
We typically say that we can buy your home in 7 days, the truth however is that we can buy it in a time that suits you. We've been known to complete in 24 hours in extreme circumstances.
We know cash-buying isn’t for everyone, and sometimes, an auction may be better for you. It depends on your situation, how long you’re willing to wait and how many fees you are ready to pay. We will buy your house for sale in Derby in as little as seven days, pay all your legal fees and complete it within 2-3 weeks.
When you use our free postcode valuation service, we will send your Derby house price within 24 hours straight to your email inbox. This is a no-obligation service meaning you do not have to carry on with our service if you don’t wish to sell your house in Derby right now.
You can put your house for sale in Derby by using an estate agent or auction house or sell to us. If you choose to sell your house in Derby to us, putting your house on the market is avoided, creating a seamless and hassle-free transaction for yourself.
No - we'll provide you with a cash offer on your property in as little as 24 hours, it's completely free and no obligation - so why not give it a go?