Need To Sell Your Flat Quickly For Cash?

There are all kinds of reasons why you might need to sell your flat quickly. However, almost all sudden sales can be disconcerting. This can lead you to worry about getting a deal, or even finding a buyer in time for any deadline.

The good news is this: we can take all the complexity out of a quick sale. We’ll ask you for some details on location, timescale, property condition. Leading us to offering you a cash price within just a day or so of your first inquiry. You’re under no obligation to accept, but we think you’ll be pleased with what we suggest.

Here, we will aim to address all your major questions about providing a fast cash sale. We’ll cover what we offer our clients and the stages of our process. Also, everything you need to know about costs, valuations, and the best time to sell.

How Easy Is It To Sell A Flat Quickly?

The short answer is that we make it incredibly easy to sell flats fast for cash. We have developed a wealth of experience over the last few years. With our service, we’ve developed a set of clear stages we follow with all clients. The very first thing you’ll have to do is provide us basic details about your flat using our online form. This is crucial for our first assessment to carry out a market valuation. Using an extensive database, we’ll compare your flat to neighbouring flats of similar size and condition, all within 24 hours.

Next, we’ll phone you to discuss a preliminary offer. If you’re still interested, we’ll ask for more details about the timeline you need us to work on. We deal with clients in every imaginable situation. Our experienced team are used to answering any questions or concerns you might have.

The next major step is receipt of a written offer from us. If the suggested price looks good to you, then you simply sign the form and return it to us. We’ll then send you the paperwork associated with the sale. Before arranging an in-depth personal valuation of your property in order to make sure we make an appropriately high offer. This valuation process is done at no cost to you.

At this final stage you’ll also be linked up with a solicitor, again entirely free of charge. This person’s role is to make sure the sale process all goes off without a hitch on your side. Rest assured, all our recommended solicitors are independent and impartial.

Common Circumstances To Sell Your Flat Quickly

No matter what your own reason for needing to sell, it’s probable that we’ve had at least several clients dealing with just the same sort of situation. Since a quick cash sale is low-stress and efficient, we attract people dealing with a range of life changes. Some of the most common background considerations include the following:

  • Previously planned sale thwarted by chain break
  • Divorce or separation from partner
  • Threat of repossession
  • Inherited flat that is not wanted
  • Difficulty seeing a short-lease flat
  • Moving to a new place for career reasons 
  • Needing access to cash to make an investment
  • Downsizing (e.g., for financial reasons or retirement).

However, we promise to deliver a fast, first-class service no matter what brings you to our door. Simply tell us the relevant background details and all the key dates you need us to keep in mind. We’ll draw up the perfect plan that gets you cash in hand within the shortest amount of time possible.

The Options When It Comes To Sell Your Flat 

Of course, there are many different ways to sell your flat, and no one answer is right for everyone. That said, if you’re in a position where you’re thinking “I need to sell my flat quickly and easily with no extra fees”, getting in touch with a cash property buy is the ideal route.

There are alternative moves you could make. Such as dealing with a standard estate agent or putting your property up for auction. This would take longer, and more often come with hidden fees, and require a lot more work on your end.

If you go to a high street estate agent and ask them “Can you promise you’ll sell my flat?”, they cannot guarantee this. Indeed, some people don’t even get any viewings for their flat, in spite of it being available for sale for months on end.

Those who are lucky enough to sell their property may then find that they have to pay out a fixed fee or a portion of the flat’s asking price – something that some estate agents don’t make clear at the start. If you add these costs to the further expenses of photographing your home and arranging viewing tours, you end up spending a serious amount of money. Is the auction process any better? Not likely, as failing to sell your property through the auction leaves a publicly viewable, official record of the fact no one met your reserve price. The consequence is permanently lowered market value.

For all these reasons and more, you’ll have less hassle, more transparency and a faster sale if you go to a quick sale property company. 

Preparing Your Flat For A Quick Cash Sale

You might be wondering what you need to do to get your flat ready for a quick cash sale.

Firstly, it’s important to note that we don’t advocate massive home improvement projects or expensive redecoration. However, in our experience, you can significantly enhance a property with some pretty minor, low-cost changes. In particular, you may want to consider one or more of the following:

  • A full decluttering, which not only makes the property look bigger and smart but also helps you downsize and simplify your life. 
  • Regularly and thoroughly airing the flat to keep it smelling clean
  • Maintaining the garden (i.e., keeping the lawn tidy and potentially planting some bright flowers)
  • Keeping the windows polished 
  • Getting rid of tired or damaged furniture
  • Checking all throughout the house for cracks in the walls and ceilings that need filled 
  • Looking for marks on surfaces and painting over them if possible
  • Adding color and cheer throughout the flat with plants, cushions, and candles.

Again, none of these things are necessary, but they don’t take long and they could be just what you need to present your flat in the best possible light.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Quick Flat Sale

Deciding to arrange a quick sale for cash comes with distinct advantages and disadvantages. However, when viewed side by side, the general benefits are significant, while possible difficulties tend to come with the approach of specific cash buyer companies.

What, then, are some of the major advantages of a quick cash sale? Most obviously, it’s a fast route to holding money that can be used for anything else. Whether you have outstanding debts, a desire to invest, or simply a plan to purchase something you want, you’re free to do so. And if you don’t have a specific aim for the money, it can go some way to setting you up for a comfortable retirement. Meanwhile, if you’re relocating or separating from a partner, you can make a clean break with your old life and turn all your energy to the future. Plus, you have the peace of mind of knowing that your solicitor and valuation fees are covered by us, with no hidden costs. The process, in sum, is fast, smooth, and clear.

Now, how about the disadvantages? Again, these are company-specific. Some cash buyers are not transparent in their practices, smuggling in extra charges in the middle of pages of small print and not pointing this out until it’s time for you to pay out. Property buying companies have also been known to undervalue properties instead of giving you the best deal.

As we’ve said, we keep it simple. We tell you everything you can expect, and we promise to offer you the best deal we can. The price we offer is the full amount you will receive.

Common Questions About Selling A Flat:

Is It Better If I Chose A Cash Buyer To Sell My Flat To Instead Of Using A Traditional Estate Agent? 

It’s better to choose a cash buyer over a high street estate agency because we offer a quick process and a promise of a successful sale – no matter the condition of your flat. Again, we offer this alongside solicitor representation and with no hidden costs. In contrast, estate agents can’t promise you’ll ever sell your flat, and hidden fees are common.

When Is A Good Time To Sell A Flat?

We sell flats for clients at all times of year – we work on your schedule alone. That said, if you have a choice in the matter, you might want to consider selling in the first half of the year. However, most people who come to us have a deadline in mind, so it’s good to know that we offer the same service all year round.

What Are My Costs When Selling My Flat To A Cash Buyer?

We make an offer to our prospective clients at no cost, and with total freedom to withdraw or proceed as they wish. This means that if your circumstances change or you don’t think this approach is right for you, then you can pull back without any hassle. In short, the worst that can happen when you contact us is that you learn more about your property’s value and opt not to go with us. 

How Long Does It Take To Sell Quickly For Cash?

All flats and circumstances are different. The average sale time is 2-3 weeks, but if you need us to make the sale at a faster rate then just tell us and we will adapt to suit your needs. In some cases, we complete sales within just 2-3 days. Less commonly, we can even slow the process down if you need that.

Are There Any Fees, Charges Or Costs To Pay?

We are a “no hidden fees” company, no matter what. And on top of not adding hidden fees, we give you free legal representation to ensure your needs are met.

How Will You Value My Property?

First, we take down basic facts about your flat so we can compare it to similar properties in the area. Next, we make you an offer based on the market value we’ve derived from our local comparison. If you accept our initial offer, we then organise an in-person valuation and adjust our offer – in either direction – if this valuation differs from our estimate.