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How Long Will It Take to Sell My House?

Having an idea of how long your home will take to sell is an important part of deciding when to put it on the market, particularly if you have a target move date in mind.

GetAgent has collated a huge database of information from property sales all over the UK. By analysing the sales patterns of properties like yours, we’re able to estimate how long you should expect a sale to take.

Estimate How Long It Will Take To Sell Your Home

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Tricks for Selling Your Property Faster

The first step in a quick sale is to attract as many potential buyers as possible:

  • Set the right price - Your property listing will get the most views in the first 2 weeks. Setting the wrong price initially will mean you miss out on potential buyers. See our guide to setting a sales price here.
  • Make your listing stand-out - Good quality photos and an engaging description can make a huge difference in encouraging potential buyers to come for a viewing. The photographs on your listing will be most peoples’ first glimpse of your home. If you’re not happy with the pictures, make sure to tell your estate agent straight away. Many estate agents will know exactly what to change in order to show your property in its best light. For an extra boost, you could also talk to your agent about getting a promoted listing on property portals such as Rightmove or Zoopla.
  • Pick the best estate agent for you - The right estate agent will do all the work for you. They will accurately value your home and ensure it is advertised effectively. They’ll know what attracts buyers, and they might even have a database of people currently looking for properties similar to yours in the area. See the best agent to sell your house here.

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Once you have buyers interested, your choices can influence how quickly the sale progresses. For a speedier process:

  • Favour cash buyers - Waiting for a buyer to receive a mortgage can add a lot of time and uncertainty to your sales timeline. If you’re looking to move forward fast, consider accepting a lower offer from someone able to pay in cash.
  • Start the legal work early - Appoint a solicitor or conveyancer as soon as possible, and have them gather all the required paperwork. If you have a leasehold property, for example, you’ll need to get a report from the freeholder. This can take a long time, so the sooner you start, the less likely it is to hold things up.
  • Use the right legal professional - An experienced and proactive conveyancer will make sure that any hold-ups are quickly identified and overcome. Ensure you pick a communicative legal professional who is an expert in property transactions. Compare top conveyancers here.

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