24 Ways to Sell your House Quickly

Increase Your Chances of Selling Your House With These Top Tips

Do you ever wish you could sell your house without all the usual hassle? Selling a house on the open market in England can take months and months which is often stressful for anyone hoping to move to a new home. 

There are a few ways to turn things around quickly if a house sale isn’t going entirely to plan. Sometimes, a house sale is just a matter of waiting until the right time. However, there are a few ways you can speed up a property sale and increase your chances of finding the right buyer. 

To help you out, we’ve brought you our top tips to maximise your chances of selling your house.

Contents:

  1. Why Can’t I Sell My House?
  2. What’s the Quickest Way to Sell My House?
  3. Presentation
  4. Marketing
  5. Preparing to Move

Why Can't I Sell My House?

There are a few reasons why you might be struggling to sell your house. Identifying the reason why your house sale isn’t working can be helpful to turn things around. 

  • You’ve set the wrong asking price

  • The home lacks kerb appeal 

  • You’re using the wrong estate agent 

  • The advertising strategy isn’t working

  • The property needs cleaning

No matter the reason, there’s always a solution.

What's the Quickest Way to Sell My House?

Sell to a Property Buyer

A quick house sale to a cash buyer makes a house sale as straightforward as it can be. With a cash buyer, you can usually sell your house in as little as one week. A house sale company will usually make a cash offer for your home, so you’re guaranteed an upfront payment in a short space of time. When they buy your home, they will take on any mortgage payments.

A quick sale like this is a great option for anyone who needs a fast sale urgently and can’t afford to wait the amount of time a traditional house sale would take. 

A few reasons why you might benefit from a quick sale include:

  • You want to avoid the hassle of selling with a traditional estate agent

  • Your property has been damaged and you can’t afford the repairs

  • You’re facing repossession

  • You’ve inherited a property that you want to sell

Selling your house to a cash buyer isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great option for those who need a guaranteed sale on their home quickly. At Midland Home Buyers, we offer a free valuation for your property – a great way to make quick progress with your house sale.

Presentation

Home Renovations

If you’re struggling to capture the attention of potential buyers, your home might be overdue an upgrade. Renovating your home is a great way to speed along a sale and will often increase the market value of a property. This might be just a case of doing some DIY or you might need to hire a professional.

A few home renovations to help your property sell include:

  • Attic conversion
  • Garage conversion
  • Split your house into flats
  • Add a conservatory
  • Apply for planning permission
  • Refurbish your bathroom and kitchen
  • Add or renovate the fireplace

Boost Your Kerb Appeal

If you’re struggling to capture the attention of potential buyers, your home might be overdue an upgrade. Renovating your home is a great way to speed along a sale and will often increase the market value of a property. This might be just a case of doing some DIY or you might need to hire a professional.

A few home renovations to help your property sell include:

  • Attic conversion
  • Garage conversion
  • Split your house into flats
  • Add a conservatory
  • Apply for planning permission
  • Refurbish your bathroom and kitchen
  • Add or renovate the fireplace

Deep Clean

When potential buyers come to visit your home, it should be clean at a very minimum. Any crumbs, cobwebs or leftover cooking smells are seriously off-putting. Remember, every viewer is a great opportunity to make a sale on your home. 

There are a few things you can do to make your viewers fall in love with space:

  • Make the beds
  • Turn on the lights and lamps
  • Use air freshener 
  • Add some flowers
  • Declutter
  • Set the house at the right temperature

Depersonalise Your Home

Less is always more when it comes to dressing your home for potential buyers. When preparing your home for viewings, you should try to depersonalise the space as much as you can. You want any potential buyers to be able to picture the property as their home and decluttering the space will make this easier for them. If you have a lot of belongings to put away, maybe consider renting a storage facility until you move into a new home.

Marketing

Choose the Right Time

Timing is really important when organising a house sale. Make sure your house is going on the market at the right time when people are looking to buy. Try to avoid the winter period and Christmas in particular. The new year is a better time to list a house on the market.

Adjust the Asking Price

Setting the right house price for your home is key to securing a sale. Make sure your asking price is suitable for the local area. If you’re trying to sell a property in London for example, you will need the advice of local estate agents to ensure you’re hitting the mark with your asking price.