Selling a House Privately

Selling a house or flat privately means doing so without putting the property on the market through traditional methods, and this can a simple and way to attract a buyer.

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Your top questions when selling a property privately

✅ What is the difference between selling a home privately and other options?

Many property sales happen on the market, which means that the home is publicly advertised for sale, for example using the services of an estate agent or an auctioneer. If you would prefer not to advertise that your house or flat is for sale, you can sell it privately and this usually means you would sell your home to a legitimate quick buying company like LDN Properties.

✅ What are some of the benefits of selling a flat or house privately?

Selling your property privately to a home buying company can be a very quick process because they should be able to finalise the purchase within just a few weeks, and that includes the amount of time that it takes to exchange contracts and pay you the full proceeds. Many quick buyers also never charge commission, so it can be a good way to save costs when selling.

✅ Are there any negative factors with trying to sell a property privately?

Although the vast majority of quick home buying companies, including LDN Properties, are legitimate and a great way to sell your home fast, there are still come problematic companies that can create some downsides. These negative issues can include charging fees to sellers even when claiming they won’t, and offering a lower price than you may get via other methods.

✅ What are the steps I need to take when selling my house or flat privately?

Reach out to a home buying company about selling your home, and within an hour they should make an initial offer. If you accept that offer, they’ll next have a representative visit your home so that they can assess the interior and exterior before making a final offer. And the only other stage after you accept the final offer is exchanging contracts and paying you the proceeds.

✅ Will I be required to pay any commission if I choose to sell my home privately?

If you decide to sell your home this way and you contact a no-fee quick home buying company to purchase your flat or house then you should not have to pay any commission, which helps to keep your overall selling costs low. But if you sell your property with an auctioneer or an estate agent then they will charge commission that is deducted from the eventual sale proceeds.

✅ What's the typical timeline for selling my home when I choose to do it privately?

It should only take a handful of weeks to sell your property privately, and that includes the time needed for the exchange of contracts and paying you the sale proceeds. This is usually much speedier than the average schedule for selling a property using an estate agent or auctioneer, because those are two alternative methods that might take at least several months or more.

✅ How can I be assured that selling to a quick home buyer privately is safe?

Ask specific quick homebuying companies if they can prove they are registered with the independent entity known as The Property Ombudsman (TPO), which issues rules to guard owners against scams in the industry, and all members must commit to following those rules, like LDN Properties. This should give you sufficient peace of mind when selling your home.

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