The experts at The Property Buying Company understand that the housing market can be quite erratic at times, causing unnecessary stress and uncertainty.
Achieving city status in 2002, Preston is one of the UK’s most improved cities in recent years, with huge investment in the area.
It’s an area known as one of the best cities to live and work in the whole North West and that’s increasing because of its various regeneration schemes.
The reason you probably landed on this page though is that you own a property in Preston, and you probably know most of this if you’ve lived there in recent years.
What we can help you with is the understanding of property in the area, and currently according to Zoopla over the last 12 months as of September 2021 the average house price in the area is at £196,437.
Let’s have a look at the property market in the city in a little more detail, Preston as you can see that we previously stated, has slightly lower house prices than the UK average.
The thing you might be most interested though, is how long it may take to sell your home.
Home.co.uk provide exactly those stats, and in September 2021 it took 194 days of a property sitting on the market to go to sold status. This doesn’t include the time until it actually completed.
Flats generally took the longest to sell, as they usually do, at a significant 311 days. The quickest to sell, just behind detached was semi-detached properties at 114 days.
When you compare these stats to other cities, Preston has a relatively slow property market – taking the nearby Blackburn as an example, that has an average time on the market of just 139 days.
We cover all over England, which includes Preston and all the surrounding areas, so if you're concerned about whether we will buy in your area, we will!
Whether your personal circumstances have changed and you’re now on the hunt for something smaller or you’re in a chain where a buyer just dropped out and you need a new link, we can help.
If you’re not sure of the best move for you then we know our Walton-le-Dale from our Cottam and can support you within your chosen area.
Our sell your house fast service means that The Property Buying Company can buy your property in as little as 7 days, without any of the hassle of traditional methods, which is helped with us being cash property buyers.
You’ve hopefully decided that now is the time to sell, or else why would you be here? Well, you have a few options on how you can choose to sell it, here are the main three choices and whether or not they might suit your requirements:
This is by far the most common way people in Preston choose to sell their property, and well, anywhere in the UK in fact.
It’s essentially an estate agent listing your property on the open market, using the likes or Rightmove, Zoopla & others. You then rely on the general public to bid and purchase your property.
Using this method, you’re likely to achieve closer to market value than the others, but the main disadvantage is there’s no set time to when you get that sale and you’re relying on the buyer, usually, to get a mortgage.
Another popular option, often when a house fails to sell on the open market, is to go to a property auction.
An auction can be a good way to sell certain kinds of properties, auction goers are mostly looking for good deals on properties that they can flip or rent out to tenants, so if your property fits the mould, it could be a great option.
Most people tend to think that auctions are really quick, and on the day, they are, but there’s a lot that goes into getting a property to that stage.
It takes around 6-10 weeks for the property to be prepared and there’s no guarantee on the day that you’ll sell.
It can be a great option, especially if your property creates a bit of a bidding war, but usually people who attend auctions are savvy and on the look out for a good deal – however, you can set a reserve that you are comfortable with.
Here’s the option that we can provide you, a quick sale in as little as 7 days.
That being said, we don’t offer you full market value for your Preston property, so it isn’t a suitable option for everyone.
We do however offer a quick sale with no hassle and no fees, we even cover your solicitor costs.
This option is great if you require a guaranteed date of sale and want to move quickly. If you can wait for the duration the open market will take, you’ll likely receive a higher amount.
Selling your house quickly to a cash buying company like ourselves isn't for everyone, but our service can prove extremely useful in a few particular circumstances.
Here are some of the most common that we deal with on a regular basis:
Property chain has broken down - we can help repair it
If you're moving for a job and need to sell quickly due to an impending start date
You've inherited a property and are finding probate a tricky world to navigate
If you're going through a divorce and want to move on with your life quickly
Stopping a repossession
Trying to decide if we're the right fit for you? Well we can always have a quick chat and provide you with an offer free of any cost in as little as 24 hours.
There are quite a few reasons that you should choose us, but one that we're most proud of is our customer service.
We offer a fantastic level of service which is evident in our reviews from hundreds of happy customers which you can find on TrustPilot.
As well as this, we are part of the National Association or Property Buyers & The Property Ombudsman, so you can be assured you are using a trustworthy business.
So - if you’ve been considering taking the plunge, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, then check to see if your property is eligible first by entering your postcode above.
If it is then one of our team will give you a call to find out more about it, which will give us the information in order to provide you with a house valuation.
There’s no obligation at this stage – just simple, honest call handlers who will be there for you at every step of the way.
Enter your PR postcode at the top of this page
Answer a few quick questions about your property
We’ll give you a call to have a quick chat in further detail
This information will get sent to our underwriter
We’ll make you an offer based on the information provided
Aside from the obvious being you can move on with your life quickly, there are several other benefits to a quick sale that you may not have considered. We've listed just a few of them below for you:
We cover the costs. Worried about solicitors fees? Don't be.
If you went for a traditional sale you could be on the market for months, costing you a lot on utility bills, council tax and more.
We take all the hassle and stress out of a traditional sale - we handle everything.
We can even lend a hand on helping you negotiate an onward purchase or arrange removals.
This is a question we always get from people online, particularly, social media.
It’s impossible to really answer, every property is wildly different, the location, size, type, condition will all play into what we can offer you.
We do not offer a set percentage, it massively varies.
The best way to find out exactly what we can offer is to have a quick conversation with one of our property experts.
It’s important to us that we offer a honest and transparent approach right from the start of the conversation.
Not everyone is familiar with our service, and what we can offer, so we fully explain everything you need to know right at the start of the process – and we’re completely honest about the fact we can’t offer you full market value, just a fair value!
Honesty is so important in this process, because there is no point trying to pressure sell our service as it needs to work for both parties, or later down the line it simply won’t work out.
Have we not answered one of your questions?
Have we not answered all your questions above? Well we've pulled together some of our common ones for you below:
We can buy your home as quickly as you need us to! We typically say that we can purchase within 7 days, although we have been known to operate quicker.
We have our own multi million pound cash purchasing facility that allows us to buy any property.
We buy properties of all shapes and sizes, small one bedroom flats to large detached homes.
Absolutely not, our service is completely no obligation up until the point we purchase the property.