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The Busy Person's Guide to Selling a House Quickly

To sell a house quickly doesn’t (always) require a magic wand. To help land a quick house sale whatever your situation, read on.

Faye deGavre

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Sep 20, 2021

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5 min read

The Busy Person's Guide to Selling a House Quickly

If you’re ready to sell your house, you may have reason to want to sell it quickly, such as relocation, divorce, a broken chain or because you don’t want the process dragged out over several months. No matter the circumstances, sometimes you simply want a fuss-free, quick house sale. When time isn’t on your side, you need to make some smart decisions to speed up the process. On that note, we’ll cut the chase. Here’s how to sell a house fast.

The best way to sell a home quickly

1. Choose the right time

Is there a right time to sell a house? Here’s what you should know about timing your house sale. While you may be able to wait it out until the market turns in your favour, sometimes, life can’t wait. If you need to sell during a slower time of year, you can still work with your Estate Agent to get the best price in a hurry.

2. Find the right Estate Agent

An Estate Agent is looking to sell your home fast and for the best price on your behalf. To find the agent that will work with your needs, ask a couple of different agencies for a house valuation. They’ll walk you through the price they’d list your home at, how they’d market it and what they can do to reach interested buyers (more on how Boomin can help with that below). Also let your agent know you’re looking for a prepared buyer to speed up the sale.

3. Decide on the price

Your Estate Agent – who knows the market value, conditions and has vast experience in successful home sales – will steer you on the listing price. But keep in mind that you should be pricing it competitively. Too high and your home will spend longer on the market. Too low and you lose out on precious pounds. If you really need to sell a house quickly, you can consider lowering the price a little to attract interest – and maybe even spark a bidding war.

4. Line up your solicitor

You’re responsible for choosing your own solicitor to handle the legalities of selling your home. Your Estate Agent may have a preferred list but also do your research first. Many will have long lead times now and, in your situation, it’s vital to work with a solicitor with a history of working efficiently towards a quick house sale.

5. Handle any quick repairs

Although you don’t have time for major renovations, it’s still important to take care of any easy fixes that might otherwise deter buyers.

  • Patch up peeling or cracked paint
  • Fix loose tiles
  • Tighten leaking taps
  • Repair any doors or windows that don’t open/close/lock as they should

You may want to invest in a couple of quick improvements that will make your home show better, such as a fresh coat of paint, new light fixtures and updated hardware in the kitchen or bathroom.

How quickly can you sell a house?

In the current climate, the process can take several weeks. Here’s what you need to know about how long it takes to sell a house.

How can Boomin sell my house fast?

If your circumstances dictate the need to sell a house fast or if you simply want an easy and stress-free home sale, Boomin can help.

To sell a house quickly, Boomin utilises unique tools to get your property on the market via a trustworthy Estate Agent. Thanks to our unique tools, such as Sneak Peek, Secret Properties and ChainMaker, your property stands the best chance of getting noticed on the market that much sooner.

1. Book a property valuation

Your home can gather interest from interested buyers from the moment you book a property valuation with an Estate Agent.

2. Sneak Peek and Secret Property

With Secret Properties, you can gauge interest in your home before you decide to put it on the market. When you book a property valuation with a trusted Estate Agent, you’ll find out how much your house is worth. If you decide to sell, your agent will work to generate interest before you’re live on the market. You can then list your home as a Sneak Peek on Boomin, giving interested buyers a chance to book a viewing before the listing is published – putting your home ahead of the curve.

3. ChainMaker

How quickly can a house sale go through? It could be weeks, it could be months. And because more than 20% of all sales agreed end up falling through, Boomin is the only place where other buyers are kept hot on your home – just in case. ChainMaker keeps the chain going so you don’t have to worry about starting from scratch.

Sell your home with ease

Selling a home can be stressful – made even worse when you're on a tight deadline. Fortunately, knowing how to sell a house fast and landing a quick house sale is within reach.

Boomin is the only place where your property can be visible and gather interest from the moment you book a free valuation. With only the best local Estate Agents are Boomin, you can feel confident your home has the best chance of a swift sale.

Faye deGavre

Content Writer