Do you want to sell your property quickly for a cash sum, but aren’t sure if it’s the right thing for you?
Reading is a large town, it sits just outside Wokingham. It’s an increasingly popular place to live, sitting in Berkshire it has great transport links being close to the M4. If you own property in the area, then you probably know all of this. What you may be more interested in finding out when landing on this page, is about the Reading property market.
Being just outside London, as you may expect, Reading has relatively high house prices when compared to the rest of the UK. The average house price in 2020 according to Rightmove sat at £390,080 in the area. The type of house that sold the most in the area was semi-detached which averaged £401,846.
In recent years there’s been great growth on the sold prices, with 2020 9% up on the previous year and 8% up on 2018s peak. This means, if you have held your property for a good few years, it will likely be worth more now than when you bought it – condition dependant, of course.
You’ve likely landed here because you’re looking for a quick sale of your Reading property. Before jumping into your options, let’s set some expectations as to how long you might expect your property to take before selling.
Looking at historic stats for the area provided by Home.co.uk , in Sep 2021 the average time a property spent on the market was 168 days. If you have a semi-detached however, they move quickly at just 75 days, but if you have a flat for instance it can take up to 208 days.
These times don’t include the extra time between the sold status and actually completing, which is dependant on how quickly your buyer is able to move.
Do you live on the outskirts of Reading? You might be sat wondering whether we will buy your property, we can assure you that no matter where you are based in and around Reading, we'll look to buy it, as we deal with properties all across England.
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Whether you’ve inherited a property in an area that you don’t live in so aren’t able to manage a sale on the open market, or you’re buying a retirement property and need to free up some cash to complete the purchase.
Using The Property Buying Company you can sell your house fast from Woodley to Caversham, we’ve got you covered. Our services takes the hassle & stress out of selling your home and we can complete in as little as 7 days.
Let’s have a dig into what your main options are if you’ve chosen to put your Reading property up for sale. There are a few typical options that people choose when looking to move, each option lends itself to a different circumstance. Here’s a breakdown of them and which might work best for you personally:
This is the most common way people sell their properties, and you may also know it as estate agents.
They essentially list your property on portals like Rightmove, Zoopla & OnTheMarket in attempt to attract viewings and offers from the general public.
You’re at the mercy of the public at to how long it may take to sell your property, and afterwards you will be charged an estate agent fee which is usually a percent of the sale or a fixed fee.
This method will likely achieve you the closest figure to market value out of all of them, but there’s no guarantee on when you might sell – so it’s not particularly suitable if you want to sell quickly or by a set date.
Likely the second most commonly considered option is to try and sell your house at a local or national auction.
This can be great if you’re property meets certain criteria, which the auctioneer will be able to help you with.
Auctions typically attract buyers who are interested in properties they can refurbish and flip for profit, or those that may be suitable to rent out at a decent yield.
A common misconception is that auctions are quick, that’s kind of true on the actual day, but there’s a lot that goes into getting the property to that stage, and it takes roughly 6-10 weeks to do so.
There’s no guarantee on the day of auction that the property will sell.
Another option that not many consider is a service such as ours, a cash house buyer who will buy your home in as little as 7 days.
We’re open and honest though, before you get started, we can’t offer you full market value – so if you require the maximum amount for your property, we’re likely not a suitable option.
That being said, if you need to sell quickly, by a certain date, without any fees then it can offer a great alternative to the traditional.
We take all the stress and hassle out of a typical sale, making the whole process as easy as it possibly can be.
It’s completely free to get a quote, so why not give it a go?
If you are looking towards selling your home in Reading, UK, quickly and don't have the time to wait for an open market sale, then we could offer you the perfect solution.
You might be wondering why you should choose our sell house fast service, as it's true, we will offer you below market value, however in return we can buy your home in 7 days, which can be an extremely useful service for a variety of circumstances, which include:
If you're moving from work - we can buy your house quickly allowing you to get that new dream job
Are you at risk of having your home repossessed? We can move quickly enough to stop this happening
If you've inherited a propert - probate can be pretty tricky, but don't worry, we'll handle everything for you
Looking at downsizing? We can speed up your onward move
On the open market, but your home just isn't selling? We'll buy it
Looking to sell your house fast? Then we believe we are the best choice for you.
Well one of the main reasons is that we offer a fantastic level of customer service, taking all the stress and hassle out of selling your home & making the whole process easy, don't believe us?
Just take a look at our reviews. On top of that, we'll pay the best trade prices available, and we can supply you with an offer in as little as 24 hours.
We're 100% cash buyers, we don't rely on any outside investment, and you can rest assured that you're in safe hands as we have over 50 years combined experience.
Furthermore, we are members of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) & The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB), which ensures that we have to provide an honest and quality service.
It's completely no obligation to get an offer on your home, it'll only take a bit of your time to have a quick conversation, so why not give it a go?
If you’re keen to find out more then just enter your postcode above to see if your property is eligible. All you have to do is simply answer a few questions about your home & we'll use this information to provide you with a house valuation.
If it is, then one of our experienced call handlers will give you a ring to find out more about your property, learn about your personal circumstances and offer you a fair cash sum plus a completion date to suit you.
We’re one of the most trusted property buying companies in the UK so let us take the stress out of property sales and let you get back to the important stuff.
Enter your RG postcode on this page
Answer a few quick questions about your property
We’ll get in touch to have a quick chat about the property in further detail
We send this information to our underwriting team who provide a desktop valuation
Then we’ll present our initial offer to yourself – free of charge, and completely no obligation
On the verge of choosing a quick sale for your Reading based property?
Well, the obvious benefit is that you can sell your home in as little as 7 days and move on with your next purchase, but there are a few benefits that you may not have considered or even thought about in regards to a quick sale, which includes:
We will cover all your fees - as well as solicitors
We're guaranteed cash buyers, we don't rely on third party investors
We can buy in 7 days, or we can complete in a timescale to suit your requirements, as 7 days is often too quick
Our customer service team are fantastic, they'll take all the hassle and stress out of selling your home
Think of the amount you'll save compared to a traditional sale on your estate agent fees, utility bills and council tax!
We can even help negotiating an onward rental or purchase
The question we always get asked, people simply want to know what percentage of the market value we can offer for their Reading property.
It’s not something we can, or want to answer, in all honesty.
Well, because properties are all completely different, the condition, location, type and more, so if we where to give a set percentage, it would either mean you think we’ll offer too low, or your expectations are set too high – there are far too many variables.
Finding out what we will offer for your Reading property is really quick, all it takes is a phone call and a few minute discussion and we’ll be able to provide you with an initial valuation.
It’s completely no obligation and hassle free – we only need a few minutes.
One of our core values is to always be honest and transparent.
Cash house buyers get a bad rap, but we’re not all the same – right from the start of the conversation we’ll be clear in describing our service to you, informing you that we can’t offer market value, but we can offer you a quick completion.
Have we not answered one of your questions?
If you are curious about our service and selling your Reading home fast, then we've pulled together some of the most popular questions we get and answered them for you below:
We buy properties in Reading of all sorts of shapes and sizes, from small one bedrooms to large detached homes, no matter the property type, we'll look to buy it.
Yes of course! We buy properties in any condition. The price will of course be reflective of the condition however.
Absolutely not - It's completely free to get an offer and we'll supply you with one on your property in as little as 24 hours.
Yes - we have our own cash reserves that we've built up over time, we don't rely on any investors.