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Quick sale companies

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Scotmum83 Wed 05-Aug-15 11:57:28

We bought a house right before the recession hit and then due to a job coming up elsewhere we decided to rent it out until things got better and we would try and sell. Fast forward 7 years and we really need to sell as it is becoming a massive financial burden. We want to go down the normal route first to try and sell the house but as it will be lying empty in a different town than where we live now I would like to look in to selling it to a 'webuyanyhouse' type company if it is on the market for a while.

I know we would take a big hit as they don't offer much but it's going to cost us a fortune lying empty as well.

Has anyone had any experience good or bad with these companies? Which ones did you use?


NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 05-Aug-15 11:59:04

Can you do short lets until the sale goes through?

Rockchick1984 Thu 06-Aug-15 23:54:43

Awful. Offered us an amount (in 2014, new build property in 2010 when we bought it so easy valuation) which was 60% of valuation. Not ideal but we agreed. Paperwork mostly completed then they changed their offer to drop it by a further 10% of the property value so almost exactly half what we would get selling it.

Scotmum83 Fri 07-Aug-15 09:01:11

We don't want to rent again because we have had nothing but trouble from the tenants we have had. Including not letting viewers in or leaving the house a tip for them arriving. They've just not looked after the place so it's just an ongoing stress we don't need. I think we're going to give it a few months before going down this route, it does sound that we would get quite a low offer for it but to be honest we just want shot of the place asap!

MrsUltracrepidarian Fri 07-Aug-15 09:17:33

If you are only likely to get 50% form a quick buy company, might as well put it with an agent at a cheaper price than others in the area for a quick sale.
Agent would bite your hand off for an easy sale from a vendor who is not going to insist on maintain an unrealistic price!

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