We will provide a competitive cash offer quote and also offer our Assisted Sale Purchase. With the Assisted Sale you will receive all the value of your equity on Day 1 with the remainder of the balance paid on a set date within 3 months. Essentially it’s an exchange with delayed completion. We are legally bound to complete and this is secured with our cash fund.
If you are happy with your quote we will then arrange to visit your property and inspect your house in as quick as 48 hours. After this, if you decide to say "yes, buy my house" we will endeavor to complete the purchase in a far quicker time than if you were to sell to a traditional house buyer.
"Our Market Leading offer often pays 95% Market Value and we cover all fees and costs"
“Direct House Buyer helped me to sell my house fast and achieve a great price”
— G. Turtle West Hampstead, London
“Thank you Direct House Buyer for making the whole process so simple”
— R. Clark Taunton, Somerset
Do You Need all Cash within Two weeks? If not then our Assisted Sale Purchase can make you an upfront payment from the equity in your house on Day 1 and the balancing payment settled on final resale.
Different to many of our competitors who may just be able to offer a straight cash sale we also
have a variety of other options available.
For example, our market leading Assisted Sale is a
popular choice and allows us a bit more time to achieve a great price for your home, often the
price we can pay is around 10% more than the highest cash offers available.
• Essentially it’s an exchange with a delayed completion
The amount we agree to buy your house for is set in stone and we can exchange quickly – In
as fast as 7 days.
• You receive an upfront payment of the agreed purchase price on Day 1 – This is a payment is made from the equity in your home.
• We take over the responsibility of the property on exchange – You have to move out.
• Completion is guaranteed and further supported by our cash fund.
• You typically receive 10% more than the highest cash offer quotes available.
There are other favourable options available, so please take the time to contact our purchasing
team today. We usually offer both a quick cash sale quote and an Assisted Sale quote. If you
don’t need all the cash in a particularly fast time i.e within a couple of weeks and you have up to
3 months available until you need to fully complete then our Assisted Sale offer allows you to
achieve both a guaranteed sale and an amount that's closer to the market value of your home.
At Direct House Buyer we wish to provide our sellers with a offer that’s as near to the 100% market value as possible. For that reason it’s important to take care with any price reductions you make so that you don’t unwittingly affect the true value of your home. It’s difficult to imagine that your house value could be affected through your own actions but it can.
Usually by the time our customers contact us their properties have been on the market for longer than they initially anticipated and quite often they would have already reduced their asking price. This is usually through the suggestion from their estate agent who realistically has little power to attract new buyers. They ultimately want to sell your home and don’t always have the sellers best interests at heart. If you express to your agent that you wish to sell your house quickly and in turn they suggest that you reduce your asking price they probably won’t caution you that this will in effect lower the market value of your house.
In practice it’s a surveyors job to determine the market value for your home and even if the surveyor truly believes that your house is worth more than what you are asking, unfortunately they can’t value your house at a higher price than what is advertised and in their opinion it’s current price is the market value. At the same time even if you take the house off the market or put the price back up it’s the surveyors job to check Rightmove Plus which shows a historical database of listed prices and once again they won’t value your home any higher than the lowest price it was recently advertised at. The same applies to a mortgage lender, they wouldn’t wish to pay more for a house now than if they could have bought at cheaper price and limited their exposure a few weeks back, they would establish the previous listed price as the current market value particularly if it didn’t sell at that lower price. Here at Direct House Buyer we want to give you as high a offer as possible so that you will be happy to sell to us and happy with the price you achieve. All our offers are based upon your homes current market value so please contact us first.
Contact us for a fast house sale that suits your need to sell your property in a hassle free way. Feel free to speak to one of our advisers to discuss a straight cash sale. This type of transaction can complete very quickly and to a timescale that suits your situation. Similar to other industry leaders our cash offer will not be as close to the market value as some of our other options that are available. Typically, cash offers are usually around the same mark throughout the industry, however we will always endeavour to provide a better quote than others can even for our cash offer deal. If you don’t necessarily need to complete within a couple of weeks and have more time on your hands then we have other options available such as an assisted sale which has a pre-agreed price, exchange and then a slightly delayed completion (typically 3 months) which will result in you receiving a higher price that's closer to the market value of your property.
How Fast are Homes Selling on The Open Market
The Rightmove House Price Index is the most common resource used for finding out the average UK house price for a given month, for December this currently stands at £300,025 and this average is down £2783 since last month, the full PDF report can be seen here. The figures for December shows a decrease of -0.9% which is actually viewed positively by industry professionals as December is historically a negative month and this shows the smallest drop in December since 2006. However, prices did fall by almost £4000 last month so in general we have seen a significant drop in the past 60 days. The election has now passed and it can be viewed that the election result shows that we may be entering a path of certainty if the conservatives promise to "Get Brexit Done" by the 31st January. Rightmove also comments that our country's fundamentals look good, with interest rates remaining low, wages are up and high employment figures, it seems that 2020 may be more positive for a faster moving property market.
For those who are needing to sell their house fast Rightmove is also a helpful resource for finding out how quickly homes are selling in your region and shows a good indication of the current sentiment in your local market. A summary of the fastest moving regions through to the slowest for figures produced in December can be seen in the table below. Figures still show that Scotland is still the fastest moving region taking an average of 48 days to sell a home, although property was selling faster in Scotland last month where it took as quick as 44 days to sell a property. The speed of selling a property on average across the UK seems to take a few days longer across all regions since last month. The North East remains the slowest moving region taking an average of 80 days to sell a home, last month this figure was 75 days. London is the joint second slowest region with the South East taking 73 days on average, being 4 days longer than last month. In Summary, it seems that the average house price has fallen in December which to be fair is expected for this time of year, however the speed of property sales completing is significantly lower but that may be attributed to a negative impact from the general election.
1. Scotland – 48 Days 2. West Midlands – 59 Days 3. East Midlands – 64 Days 4. Yorks and Humber – 66 Days 5. Wales – 70 Days 6. South West – 69 Days 7. North West – 68 Days 8. East of England – 70 Days 9. South East – 73 Days 10. Greater London – 73 Days 11. North East – 80 Days
The Fastest Moving Areas News Stories
Rightmove predicts a 2% rise in property prices during 2020. This is certainly positive news and is due to what is viewed to be a positive election result that provides certainty, combined with good fundamentals. The article also discusses how 2019 has showed a growth 0.8% which is stronger than the previously anticipated zero growth. The speed of sales have proven to be slower in 2019 with the number of sales agreed down 3% from what was seen in 2018. News stories discussing parts of the country where property is moving faster than others can be seen below:
This article from The FT shows a negative outlook for 2020, the author speculates that even though Brexit will be going ahead on 31st January there will still be uncertainty in the air due to trade agreements still needing to be arranged. The author largely focuses on the London property market and the fact that real wages are still to low compared to the high price of London Property. An interesting statistic is that Londoners used to move home once every 8 years back in 1998, now it seems to be once every 23 years showing how people are effectively stuck in the same value of property and unable to switch up.
The fastest moving areas in London can be seen here. London is very much a different market to the rest of the UK with the average house price being four times higher than many regions across the UK with the average house price currently standing at around £600,000. The borough of Tower Hamlets moved the fastest in 2019 showing 1.9% growth but overall the figures across all boroughs have been poor. In this article Rightmove also seems to be used as a measure to determine the speed of property transactions with the author highlighting that the average time it takes to sell in London has taken longer each month since June.
Many people wonder the what term We Buy any House actually means. This term is used
throughout the property buying industry but does come with some terms and conditions. Of course all
companies could make some sort of offer on any property as essentially everything has a price so in
being able to make offers on each and every enquiry is entirely possible. However, some companies
endeavour to buy any home more than others. Various reasons that are usually associated to the
property itself could stop an offer being made, such as:
-Structural issues that could cost more than what’s feasible to repair, essentially writing off a property.
We come across property’s everyday that need remedial work and that’s’ fine. For example if your
home requires further damp proofing before a surveyors inspection this is something that we can
factor into the deal. But if the property requires major structural work that costs more than the amount
that you will receive after paying any mortgage off, then unfortunately we wouldn’t be able to help in
this example. Here are some examples of what to look out for in a survey report
-The property is unmortgageable and this could be for a variety of different reasons Your home may have a short lease that can’t be renewed or the property may need renovation works to pass a surveyors inspection.
The Location – At Direct House Buyer we can buy houses all across the UK whether it’s a busy city
location or of the most rural of properties. Certain restrictions apply to what type of deals we can offer
in Scotland and unfortunately we can’t purchase homes in Northern Ireland.
We get many enquiries from Landlords who are looking to sell some of their
portfolio for a variety of different reasons, Often landlords ask if they can sell a tenanted property and
the answer is Yes. We are able to buy properties that are tenanted but the terms of the tenancy must
be fair and at the market rate. If you are a Landlord who is wishing to free up some cash or even just
tired of your landlord duties and finally wish to sell up, then please contact one of our advisors today
to discuss your specific requirements.
At Direct House Buyer you sell your property directly to us. Our head office uses it’s own cash fund to
help facilitate straight cash sales, Assisted Sale and delayed completions. No need to wait for a
buyer to walk though your door, you dictate the time that you want to sell and the price you will
eventually receive is set in stone, before any transaction begins. The amount that you receive on
completion is also free from any fee’s and associated costs as these are covered by ourselves.
When speaking to one of our advisors, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your property
and based on this and comparable prices in your area our specialist will be able to give you a
preliminary price (which is subject to inspection) on the initial phone call conversation.
Once you have considered our offer to buy your house and are happy with the price, timescale and
terms, we will then further inspect your property. At Direct House Buyer we cover all fee’s and costs
so at our expense and still of no commitment to yourselves we will instruct the following to further
examine your property:
1) Two Independent estate agents who will have local knowledge and will be local to your area
2) A Independent RICS Surveyor will be Instructed to visit your property
3) A Solicitor will be instructed that you can choose from our own panel. Or if you wish to instruct your
own solicitor then we can contribute towards the fees.
4) We will meet the pre agreed exchange and completion dates. You can even choose to
exchange first and delay completion to a timescale that best suits your situation.
Guide to selling your house A step by step guide to selling your home, It
includes handy information regarding stamp duty, estate agents etc
Breaking out of a housing chain helpful information regarding being stuck in a chain,
we receive many enquiries from sellers looking for a solution to this problem.
Selling your house yourself a more common trend these days for homeowners to
take the process of selling their home into their own hands, here’s a guide full of the pro’s and
con’s of doing it yourself and what to look out for.
Money Saving Expert provides a very handy guide which includes tips of how to sell your house quickly and
comparisons between online agents, high street estate agents and selling privately. The option of
selling to an online house buyer hasn’t been compared but information with that comparison can be found here
Get in touch with us today and a member of our experienced purchasing team will be able to provide you with a variety of different offers that can be tailored to suit your needs. Our offers will vary according to a few different variables:
Your property location – Off course you can’t physically change the location of your house and if you feel that it’s the location of your property that may be making it difficult to sell then that may not be a problem for us. Our team of house buyers are experienced in purchasing property throughout the UK and we will always endeavour to make a fair offer even for the most rural locations. Our we buy any house service means that we endeavor to buy any house throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We are able to consider problem properties that for various reasons can't be sold through an ordinary house sale e.g. your property may require structural works before it can become mortgage-able again and therefore requires a cash buyer. If your in a sticky situation that needs specialist attention then it's worth speaking to our specialist to see how we can help.
What’s your Timescale – When speaking to us one of our first questions will be how quickly do you need to sell. If you require a particularly fast sale then we will endeavour to offer a quick cash purchase using our own cash fund and complete in the timescale that you require. However, if you do have a bit more spare time on your hands then we will be able to make you a more competitive offer that’s closer to the full market value of your home.
If you wish to sell your house fast for near market value then please ask one of our advisors about the Assisted Sale product. Most of our competitors solely offer a straight cash sale which can often be very fast in terms of timescale but may also not be so favourable in terms of the agreed sale price. Therefore, if you do have a bit more time on your hands and are able to give us a few months to fully complete the sale then we will be able buy your house fast for an amount that’s far closer to the market value. Essentially our Assisted Sale product is an exchange with a delayed completion, we will also provide you with an initial cash sum that will allow you to move on, in return you will give us a few months to fully complete the sale of your property and after this timeframe you will receive the full pre-agreed remaining balance.