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Keep reading to discover…
  • Which are the best ‘We buy any house’ type services
  • How to get the best deal from a ‘Quick Sale’ company
  • How to spot (and avoid) the scams that rob you of £1,000’s
  • And lots more…

 



Who are we (& how this FREE service is unique)?

There are 100’s of companies and websites all claiming they can buy your property fast for cash.

However, only a handful are ’genuine‘ cash buyers, pay fair prices, and have the ability to quickly solve whatever property related problem you’re facing.

TheAdvisory is written and contributed to by property professionals from inside the UK House Building, Developer Part Exchange and Asset Management industries (see our about page).

We’ve unofficially monitored the ‘Quick Sale’ industry since 2005, and because of our involvement in the property market, had direct experience in dealing with 99% of the reputable ‘fast cash for property’ firms currently operating in the UK.

In addition to this:

  1. We mystery shop all the main cash house buying companies (and any new entrants) quarterly.
  2. We continually collect feedback and reviews (both positive & negative) from houses sellers using these companies – this keeps our finger on the pulse of who is (and isn’t) providing a fair service.

We provide this free service to help the public safely navigate the minefield that is the ‘Quick Sale’ industry.

Our recommendations will ensure you successfully sell within the timeframe you require, at the best possible price.

+20,000 UK house sellers have used this FREE services (since 2005)

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The #1 problem with ‘Quick Sale’ companies

Sadly, many ‘Quick Sale’ companies have shown us they’re not to be trusted.

A favourite trick is to renegotiate the agreed offer price at the 11th hour (just when you’re all packed and ready to move).

Shady companies will intentionally offer high when you first speak to them (in order to win your business)…

…But then cut you back savagely when you’re out of time and unable to do anything other than accept.

Jane Deakin recently wrote in:

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…Please don’t worry! 

There are decent companies out there that treat clients with respect.

We’ll show you exactly who they are.

But first…

Do you really need to sell to a fast cash home buyer?

You should only consider using the services of a specialist buying company if:

Your need to move is greater than your need to sell for the best possible price

Then (and only then) should you explore this method of sale!

Get your FREE cash home buyer recommendations

TheAdvisory is written and contributed to by property professionals from insider the UK Homebuilding, Developer Part Exchange & Asset Management industries.

Because of our involvement in the residential property sector, we know (and have dealt with) 99% of the reputable ‘quick sale’ companies.

We are happy to recommend which company will pay you the highest price and best suit your situation and needs.

Because all buyers have different buying criteria, if you want a FREE recommendation, simply email us at info@theadvisory.co.uk with some basic details about your property.

Email us with the following:

  1. Your name
  2. The property address (with full postcode)
  3. Property type (detached / semi / bungalow etc..)
  4. Number of bedrooms
  5. Number of bathrooms
  6. Whether the property is tenanted
  7. The realistic value of the property
  8. Why you need to sell fast
  9. An idea of how fast you need to sell
  10. A contact telephone number

We promise to provide a ‘same day’ response, and help you identify the most suitable cash buying company for your property.

And along with our recommendation, we’ll also send you our invaluable insider guide on how best to deal with cash home buyers. It’s packed with tips you won’t read anywhere else!

To request FREE help finding a reputable cash house buyer, send the above information in an email to info@theadvisory.co.uk

  • This is 100% private & confidential service.
  • We DO NOT receive any financial incentive for recommending one company over another.

+20,000 UK house sellers have used this FREE services (since 2005)

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How quickly can these companies buy my house?

  • A reputable and professional cash homebuyer will be able to buy your house and put cash in your bank account within 7 – 28 days.
  • Many claim they can do this in 24 hrs but in reality there are only one or two specialists that have the resources to make this happen.
  • If you have the misfortune to end up dealing with a less than genuine buyer, expect the process to be drawn out for months as they try to secure mortgage finance.
  • For your sale to stand a chance of meeting whatever timeframe you stipulate, your buyer has to be genuinely cash funded.
  • Be aware that 99% of the companies out there are not ‘genuine’ cash buyers.
  • Although their websites may suggest otherwise, the vast majority of these firms are lead generators selling your personal details or brokers passing your details on to small-time investors.
  • This second group predominantly need mortgage finance and/or tie you in with option contracts.
  • The option contract is needed to hold you in place (i.e. stop you being able to sell elsewhere) while a buyer and/or mortgage funding is secured. This makes the process risky and your sale far from guaranteed.
  • From our research, we estimate that in fact over 70% of sales agreed to these types of buyers fail, because mortgage funding cannot be secured. In other words, a massive waste of your time.

How much can you expect to get for your property?

When you speak to them, these companies will claim they pay ‘up to’ 85% or 90% of your home’s open market value.

Some even say they pay ‘up to’ 100%.

The words ‘up to’ are deliberately chosen to mislead.

Be wary of adverts like this:

source: Google

 

Top Tip: If anyone makes a claim that sounds too good to be true…it is!

We’ve observed 1,000’s of quick sales and 99.99% of them have gone through at 75%-82% of a conservative estimate of open market value.

In fact, any offer above 82% should be treated with a certain amount of suspicion.

Anyone claiming to pay 85%, 90%, 95%, 100% is NOT offering a ‘guaranteed‘ cash purchase of your property.

They are offering to ‘sell’ your property (not to ‘buy’ it).

We realise that’s confusing. Sadly there are many ‘peddlers of false promises’ out there.

Pro Tip: If you’re not sure what a conservative estimate of open market value is for your property…

…You’ll get a very accurate idea by asking any decent local estate agent this question:

“If I gave you 6 weeks to sell my house, what price could you definitely secure a buyer at?”

Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to selling via estate agents.

Never the less, the question above does encourage them to give a more considered estimate of open market value (as opposed to the usual deliberate overvaluation used to impress and win new clients).

Bottom line: Quick cash house buyers provide a service – one that gives you a certain and speedy sale.

As you are no doubt aware, certainty and speed are rare commodities when selling property.

This is why you have to pay for them by accepting a discounted sale price (usually 18-20% below market value).

Are there any other costs to expect?

This depends!

The reputable firms we’ve identified in the market do not charge any fees, and most also pay your legal fees (although that is deducted from their offer price).

But beware…

…There are a number of organisations that will make you a verbal offer, but then insist you pay an inflated price for their surveyor’s valuation (anywhere from £200 – £600) before they’ll put an offer in writing.

They will usually phrase it as a ‘refundable payment for valuation’ which sounds fine – it’s ‘refundable’ after all.

However, because the money is only refunded if you accept their offer, this system is wide open to abuse.

Companies can pocket a quick £200 by making you a strong verbal offer and then lowering it after you’ve paid for the valuation.

Do that a couple of times a day and you have a business that doesn’t even need to buy any property to be profitable.

We highly recommend you steer clear of any home buying service that asks for an upfront payment of any kind.

The 6 rules to staying safe

When someone needs the services of quick cash homebuyer it’s normally because they’re in a bit of a fix.

There are some excellent companies out there providing a transparent and valuable service, however there are also a fair few people just waiting to take advantage of your situation.

Stick to these 6 simple rules, you’ll be able to identify a reputable provider and sell safely.

Ignore them and you’re in real danger of coming a cropper.

The 6 rules:

#1. If they ask for any upfront payment of any kind – WALK AWAY!

#2. If they can not provide ‘proof of cash funds’ upon your request – WALK AWAY!

#3. If they will not provide contact details of recent clients (so you can ascertain customer service levels) – WALK AWAY!

#4. If they claim to provide a guaranteed sale within 28 days for close to full market value – WALK AWAY!

#5. If they claim they (or the industry) are ‘regulated’ – WALK AWAY!

#6. If they ask you to sign a ‘lock-in contract’, ‘option agreement’ or ‘RX1’ form – WALK AWAY!

  • This last rule (rule #6) is the most important as it is your insurance against any attempted dirty tricks (leading up to the completion of the deal) as it leaves you able to walk away at anytime.
  • We can’t stress this enough – Do not sign any type of lock-in contract or option agreement without first speaking to a solicitor.
  • A reputable firm will not ask you to sign anything except a standard contract of sale just before exchange of contracts (just as with a traditional house sale) & possibly a form stating you’re happy for them to carry out money laundering checks on you.

Get your FREE ‘Fast Cash Sale’ recommendations

TheAdvisory is written and contributed to by property professionals from insider the UK Homebuilding, Developer Part Exchange & Asset Management industries.

Because of our involvement in the residential property sector, we know (and have dealt with) 99% of the reputable ‘quick sale’ companies currently operating in the UK.

We are happy to recommend which ones are; safe to use, DO NOT charge any fees, DO NOT use option contract and best suit your situation and needs.

Because all buyers have different buying criteria, if you want a FREE recommendation, simply email us at info@theadvisory.co.uk with some basic details about your property…

Email us with the following:

  1. Your name
  2. The property address (with full postcode)
  3. Property type (detached / semi / bungalow etc..)
  4. Number of bedrooms
  5. Number of bathrooms
  6. Whether the property is tenanted
  7. The realistic value of the property
  8. Why you need to sell fast
  9. An idea of how fast you need to sell
  10. A contact telephone number

We promise to provide a ‘same day’ response and help you identify the most suitable cash buying company for your property.

  • This is 100% private & confidential service.
  • We DO NOT receive any financial incentive for recommending one company over another.

+20,000 UK house sellers have used this FREE services (since 2005)

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To request FREE help finding a reputable cash house buyer, send the above information in an email to info@theadvisory.co.ukAlong with our recommendation, we’ll also send you our invaluable insider guide on how best to deal with cash home buyers. It’s packed with tips you won’t read anywhere else!

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