There are several options available if you are in the market to sell your home. You can sell privately, via auction, or engage an estate agent, or use a quick sale company. Your decision really depends on your priorities such as the surety of a sale, the price you get, the time it takes for the sale to complete, the amount of effort and time you are willing to put in, etc.
A private sale – The option of selling your home on your own is appealing because there is no middleman, no unnecessary fees and commissions. You can also market it better because no one knows your house better than you. There are a variety of advertising portals available including newspaper classifieds, leaflets, property web sites, etc…
However you might also run into problems when you try to sell your property privately. Unless you have had experience doing this, you might not have the necessarily negotiation skills and specific industry knowledge to drive through your sale. Hence having access to an estate agent, with industry specific knowledge, can make the process less stressful for you. Due to their access to buyer networks and agents-only home listing sites, they can probably sell your property faster than you can on your own.
An estate agent generates homebuyers, advises house sellers, and negotiates the finer points of selling property. He/she will advertise your home via relevant portals, arrange and host viewings for prospective property buyers, and act as a liaison between buyer and seller. All these services provided come with a fee of course.
An estate agent usually charges between 1.5% and 2.5% + VAT in commission. This is one of the major drawbacks of selling property via estate agents. Using an online estate agency has become a popular and low-cost way of selling your house. An online estate agent does the same job as one with a shop-front. However their fees are reduced as they have fewer overheads to pay.
Listing your property with an auction house is another option to consider is if you are selling your house. While property auctions are a faster way (compared to using estate agents) to sell your home they might not be as financially rewarding as other avenues. Most houses listed in auctions usually have an ‘angle’ that makes it seem like a bargain for the buyers. For instance, the house might be need repairs, may be outdated in design and interior design, it might have been repossessed, etc. Hence auctions are a good option if your house is needs some work, or if you would like to sell house fast Scotland — the process only takes around 6 weeks. Also, a benefit of this option is that it opens your sale pool up to include investors and developers (not just homebuyers).
Selling to a cash buying company is a fairly recent trend. These services are ideal for house sellers in need of a guaranteed sale within 4-weeks. Traditionally selling to a cash buying company is popular for homeowners who face repossession, divorce or have immediate plans for emigration. These cash buying companies can provide the certainly you need.
However, it is important to note that professional cash buying companies will only buy your house for a discount in return for the fast sale and the hassle-free service they provide.
Here at We Buy Any House Direct, we can make a no-obligation offer on your property and complete in as quickly as 7 days. If are exploring the option of a quick house sale Scotland, don’t hesitate to give us a call today and see how we can help you. Of course we also advise you to approach other quick sale companies besides us to make a comparison and a more informed choice.