Selling Property Without Viewings and Discreetly
Selling property without having any viewings can be complicated, but you should still be able to attract a competitive and swift offer.
Your top questions when selling a property without viewings
✅ What are viewings when trying to sell a house or flat?
Many people who sell their leasehold or freehold home through an estate agent or auctioneer will have to agree to viewings, where prospective buyers visit the property and get to tour the exterior and interior before deciding whether to make an offer. Sometimes the owner will organise and lead the viewings, but most often it will be a third party that does this work.
✅ Why would a homeowner want to sell without any viewings?
There can be many reasons why someone may want to try and sell a house or flat without having any viewings, including not wanting to alert neighbours that you might be having fights with. Another explanation for seeking a discrete sale can be that you don’t want to let your children know that you are moving, and viewings could lead them to discover this fact.
✅ Do I need to tell potential buyers about disputes with my neighbours?
Yes, if you are attempting to sell your home discreetly and without viewings because you don’t want problematic neighbours to know, you must disclose to potential buyers any past or ongoing disputes that you’re having with them. Withholding this information could open you up to litigation from the buyer if they purchase the home without being informed of this issue.
✅ Are viewings required with every method of selling a home?
No, there are no laws which mandate that you must have viewings for prospective buyers to tour your home, and indeed there are some ways of selling – in particular, selling to a quick home buyer – where you can avoid multiple viewings. But you may find that a large portion of prospective buyers will be unwilling to make an offer on a home without visiting it.
✅ What steps can I take to improve my chances of selling my property?
You should spend time on steps to improve the appearance of your property, such as removing clutter and tidying all of the rooms and making the exterior look well-maintained, for example weeding and mowing any green space that you might have. These actions can be free or very low cost but may have a large impact on how valuable your home appears to potential buyers.
✅ Which methods of selling a home include fees for property owners?
Whenever you sell a property through an auction or with an estate agent, you will have to pay them commission. This will increase your selling expenses because it will be subtracted immediately from the sale proceeds. By contrast, selling to a quick property buying company or selling on your own are two methods of finding a buyer that don’t have any fees.
✅ How can I find the quickest approach for selling my house or flat?
Usually, the swiftest way to sell a home is with a quick buyer such as LDN Properties, as they can complete the process of purchasing the flat or house within just a few weeks. Selling without any assistance or via an estate agent may take more than an entire year, and if you try to sell your home at an auction then it could take a number of months at least.
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