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  • Sell My House Quickly – How do I do it?

    Reason’s to sell your house quickly

    There are many reasons why a UK resident would look for a quick fix of cash and opt to sell their property quickly.

    The first, and probably most popular is the fact that it helps when the homeowner is struggling with financial difficulties, and need to relinquish their home in order to find a new cheaper place and to pay back some of their debt. Others want to generate the cash so that they can embark upon a life long ambition, such as starting a business or travelling the world for a year or two.

    With the housing market being in such a fragile state, many will want to sell up now rather than gamble on whether house prices will drop any further. Some people opt to move abroad to start a refreshing new lifestyle or have been relocated because of their job, while others may have just inherited a property which they have no plans to keep.

    If you are a landlord you may be having problems with trouble making tenants, and will just be wondering is it all really worth this hassle?

    What can I do to increase my chances of selling my home quickly?

    There’s no point in denying it, the current financial climate is making it difficult to get a fair price for your home. A lack of demand and a low level of supply meant that the UK residential property market remained "sluggish" during January 2011, with demand for homes falling by seven per cent in January compared to the previous month.

    However, this cannot deter you if you need to sell your home quickly. You have to remember that there is demand out there, and you need to do your best to raise awareness of your listing and make your property appealing.

    Estate Agents are often not the way to go, as they tend to make the process of selling a property a long and drawn out process whilst they valuate the property, and then seek suitable buyers. Quick and effective ways that many will first look to are cash property buyers, like The London Property Buyers who can quickly meet your needs by offering you a personal quick sale service.

    Make your home appealing

    Follow a few simple golden rules to make your house appealing, and to get the value that your property deserves. Make sure your house is clean, and de-clutter of any unnecessary objects that are scattered around the house. Make sure that you fix anything which is broken and have a go at painting the property with a neutral colour that will attract all. Finally depersonalise your household and brighten the place up so that potential buyers can envision their own lifestyle in your property.

  • How to Sell Your Property Online

    The UK economy is still weak, and this week figures have shown that the housing market is still being affected by this weakness in the wider economy, with house prices continuing to slip, decreasing by 0.1% in November from the previous month according to the Halifax. Hence, selling is particularly tough at present as there are more sellers on the market than buyers. So here are some invaluable tips on how to sell your property online.

    • If possible, avoid using estate agents – this will save you money as you won’t have to pay their fees! There are so many other options available online, for example, our site! It’s worth trying to sell without an estate agent for at least 2 weeks before using one.

    • Make sure you get your valuation right! Be aware that the market is weak at present, however, do in-depth research so that you don’t undervalue your property.

    • If you do consult an estate agent, always go over the terms and conditions carefully – because certain terms and conditions will tie you into a 3 to 6 month contract and will force you to pay estate agent’s fees, e.g. ‘sole selling rights’ (if your terms and conditions contain this then even if you sell your property privately, you will still have to pay the estate agents fees!)

    • Watch out for private sales sites which have been accused of charging estate agents fees by The Office of Fair Trading.

    • Ensure the marketing of your property is accurate – if not, you may be sued for misrepresentation.

    • Make the most of your property! Whether you market your property well or badly can be the difference between thousands of pounds of profit. First impressions count!

    - Ensure there are photos of your property which show it in its most positive light. This doesn’t mean only show the one best room – you still need to inform your potential buyer properly of what they would be visiting - it simply means you need to ensure you have clear photos of the best aspects of your property. The lighting should be optimal when you take the photos (this may require opening the curtains and taking them in daylight, or using dimmed lighting for a chilled effect). Make the rooms tidy and clean before you photograph them. This may include washing windows, dusting furniture, polishing floors and vacuuming carpets. Decorate the room tastefully. Generally it’s a bad idea to have people in the photos.

    - Use concise, attractive and accurate language to describe your property. Get help from friends or family if writing isn’t one of your strongest points.

    - Consider marketing your property on multiple websites – the more sites you’re on, the greater the number of potential buyers you will be exposed to and the higher the chances you will have of selling for your desired price!

    - Lastly, you’ll be lucky to sell a property online without the buyer actually visiting your property, so make sure you get this part right too. Be friendly and warm to all potential buyers, consider playing soft music in the background and offering them food and drink. Don’t rush them or talk too much – give them time to relax and decide whether your property is right for them.

    I hope these tips will be of use to you and help you in your quest to sell your property quickly! Please share them, as they may also be of benefit to friends and family.

    Don’t forget, The London Property Buyers is London’s leading homebuyer. Our ethical customer service has helped many people just like you sell their London property fast and we are members of the National Landlords Association so we act in your best interest at all times.

    We don’t charge any fees because we are cash buyers and we buy more property in London than anyone else. We will give you free advice with no obligation, so contact us Now on: 0800 879 9889 to see how we can help you today.

  • Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly This Winter

    After showing signs of recovery, it would seem that once again the UK’s property market is on a knife’s edge. The problem being that while there is a steady increase in the number of homes listed on the market, the demand can just not match this. So here I will be offering you some free tips and advice on how to sell your home quickly this winter.

    Firstly, we will look in to the reasons for the many people that are aiming for a quick sale on the housing market. One of the most common reasons to sell your home quickly in times of financial uncertainty is to help manage the increasing amount of debt that many people are currently suffering from. When these problems get on top of a household, selling a property quickly is a great short-term solution to relieve this stress. Other reasons include:

    • Looking to sell up quickly before house prices fall any further

    • Needing to generate capital to help with any goals or ambitions you might wish to achieve in your life, such as starting up a new business.

    • Inheriting a new property

    • Wishing for a quick move abroad

    • Being a landlord who has decided enough is enough after having one too many problems with tenants

    Whatever the reason, you will not be looking to use an estate agent, who will make the process long and tedious for you.

    So now you want to know how you can increase your chances of selling your home quickly. Firstly, it is always important to make a good first impression, which means a thorough tidy up of your garden and front drive, and maybe a nice cup of coffee on arrival or some appetizing winter food to help your potential buyers feel welcome.

    It also goes without saying that you should clean and de-clutter your household, as you want them to remember the house, not your collection of fine china. Make sure that you also de-personalise your home, as potential suitors want to envision their own life in their new home. If you have the time it may also be beneficial to give areas of your home a new coat of paint, using a neutral colour, as this will appeal to the widest audience possible.

    Finally make sure that you brighten up your home! This means opening all your curtains so that you get as much natural light as possible glowing through, as well as replacing any light bulbs that aren’t working. Your home should inspire people, not depress them!

    However, if you find you do not have the time for all this preparation, and need the cash quickly, then The London Property Buyers are on hand to offer you yet another solution to your problem. We guarantee that we will make you a cash offer for your property within 24 hours, and will work to your timescale.

    The London Property Buyers will buy your property direct and take all the pressure away from you, as we buy properties in any condition, helping to meet your quick sale and quick fix needs. So you have more than enough information on how to make a quick sale, now it’s up to you to pursue it by calling The London Property Buyers today on: 0800 879 9889.

  • UK Mortgage Lending and its Effect on the Property Market

    So far in 2010 mortgage lending has been sluggish, however according to Bank figures, the number of mortgages being approved for house purchases rose from 49,008 in March to 49,871 in April -  an increase of 2%. The figures for April are only slightly higher than those of the same month last year (45,529), suggesting the continued lethargic nature of the housing market in 2010.

    This data reflects weak consumer demand due to the continued shortage in mortgage funding and weak consumer confidence. It also highlights the precarious nature of the mortgage and property markets, with the number of approved remortgages remaining low.

    The shortage in mortgage funding means even those in well paid jobs are struggling to get a mortgage and this is due to the banks being more reserved with lending. What this translates into is that there are fewer potential buyers who can buy your property right now. However, The London Property Buyers are always looking to buy property regardless of the market situation and specialise in helping people who need to sell quickly.

    So if you are looking to sell your house now but are unconvinced by the nature of the current market contact us today as we have several different methods to buy your property.