Property not selling – what are my choices?

Some homeowners list their properties with estate agents hoping that they’ll get many viewing requests and make a quick sale. But the reality is that some houses and flats sit on the market for a long time, so it’s important to know your options if this is happening to you.

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Recurring questions about homes that aren’t selling

As experts in the property market, there are certain questions that keep recurring from homeowners whose properties aren’t selling, including:

Questions when property not selling

✅ Are there alternatives to selling my property through an estate agent?

Yes. You can sell your house or flat at auction, where you’ll agree to a minimum opening reserve price and then hope that people will bid at higher levels before the final sale. Another alternative is selling to a trustworthy property buying company that will give you a swift cash payment for your home without charging any fees.

✅ Will I have to spend money to make my house sell?

No. Many of your options for making it more likely that your home will sell won’t cost you any money, although they will require some investment of time. These choices include tidying your garden and rooms, or taking better photographs of your property for the listing with your estate agent.

✅ If structural damage is why my home isn't selling, should I fix it first?

Having large-scale structural damage at your property can be the leading reason why it is struggling to sell, and therefore you may want to spend money, time and effort on fixing the problem in order to remove it as an obstacle to selling. But not all homeowners will be able to afford such fixes, in which case selling to a quick buyer may be the simplest solution.

✅ What are the fastest options to find a buyer for a home that isn't selling?

Generally, contacting a quick home buyer such as LDN Properties will be your best choice for securing a speedy sale. That’s because these companies make competitive and fast offers to purchase practically any type of leasehold or freehold home, including those with structural damage and other problems, and the entire process should take only a few short weeks.

✅ Which methods for selling a property will require that I pay commission?

If you continue with trying to sell your home through an estate agent or you switch to trying your luck with a property auction, both of these strategies will require that you pay commission that will be subtracted right away from the eventual sale proceeds. But if you sell your property to a quick buyer or without the help of a third party then you will not have to pay any commission.

✅ How can I be sure of trusting a quick buyer with the sale of my flat or house?

Ask individual companies to prove whether they are registered with The Property Ombudsman (TPO) or not. TPO is an independent entity that writes regulations to shield owners from scams in the quick buying industry, and genuine TPO members like LDN Properties are required to follow these rules, which provides you with peace of mind when selling your home to them.

✅ Should I just lower my price and try to get a sale that way?

Although lowering the price of your house or flat can potentially encourage more interest from prospective buyers, this option will depend on your personal situation. If your financial needs are such that you truly cannot accept a lower price, consider some of the other steps that you have for making your home more appealing to buyers.

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By clicking the "Request Offer" button below, or calling our team at 020 7183 3022, you can learn more about our hassle-free process for making a generous offer to quickly buy your house or flat, solving your problem of having a home that isn’t selling.

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