Have You Underestimated The Work Involved In Selling Your Home?

Have You Underestimated The Work Involved In Selling Your Home

People move house every single day for a variety of different reasons – while some are still on the first rung of the property ladder and are now ready to move up it, others have got to the point in their life where it is time to downsize. Among those moving some will change postcodes and others may even change countries!

But talking about selling your home and actually selling your home are two very different things. You may find moving house is much easier said than done. Perhaps you are going through this process at the moment and are already nodding along because, yes, you have definitely underestimated how much work is involved?

You were probably hoping the move would be smooth, quick and easy – maybe you need the move to be all three of those things and, now it has come to it, you are realising that the reality isn’t quite how you had imagined it would be.

Did you know that, on average, selling your home takes two to three months – that is if everything runs as it should and goes to plan? The problem is, this doesn’t always happen. And it can take significantly longer if you’re part of a chain of buyers and sellers.

This is because several steps must be followed, including:

  • Sellers must provide a Energy Performance Certificate for the property.
  • If a seller is using an estate agent, potential buyers must make any offers through the agent.
  • Once a buyer’s offer has been accepted, the seller’s responsible for drawing up a legal contract to transfer ownership.
  • An offer isn’t legally binding until contracts are exchanged.

But all it takes is one person in that chain to drop out or experience difficulties and the whole chain is affected. Meaning moving house becomes as difficult for you as it does for them, potentially putting you right back to square one.

So, now you know how hard it can be to sell your home – if you didn’t already – what if there were an easier way?

How, you ask? Surely there aren’t any shortcuts you can take when selling your home – which stage could you possibly leave out to make the process faster?

Well, nearly all of them actually if you use a cash buyer. You can complete a fast house sale with We Buy Any Home – eliminating brokers, fees and hassle! Simply fill in the online valuation form, receive an offer within 24 hours – which you are, of course, under no obligation to take but, if you do, the cash could be in your bank account within seven days.

Selling your house this quickly means whether you are moving for an amazing job opportunity or your dream house – you won’t miss out. If you are having financial difficulties or issues at home, you can sort them out quickly. And if you are desperate to move on and start a new life across the country or even world, the dream can become a reality much quicker then you first thought.

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