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Emigrating Abroad - How To Sell Your House Quickly

May 6, 2008
Millions of people are lured abroad from the UK every year attracted to better weather and a lower cost of living. However the major problem they face along the way is trying to sell their property quickly.

Even in a buoyant property market it's not always easy to sell your property quickly as you may be competing with other properties in your area and struggling to make yours stand out. This is particularly true in the quiet winter months and indeed in the current property market in general. Properties rarely sell quickly when the housing market is in a slowdown.

Very often all you want to do is get the proceeds of the sale into your bank account and head for sunnier climes but it's not always so straight forward. You could of course consider renting out your property but this leaves you continually tied to the UK, even if you use a letting agent, and you can never truly relax in another country while you still have to maintain your family home back in the UK.

There is, however, an alternative and that's to use one of the many companies that advertise in your local press or online that offer to buy your property quickly for cash. The only catch is that you will have to sell your property to them at a price below it's true market value, which is of course how they make their money.

It may not seem advantageous at first but you have to remember that you are cutting out any estate agent fees for a start and you can often eliminate other legal costs and valuation fees as well, plus of course you get to sell your property substantially quicker than you would if you used an estate agent. So although you lose out on the full value of your property, usually getting offers in the region of 10-20% below market value, you can often sell to these companies in a matter of a few weeks, and immediately start your new life abroad.

Combined with the additional savings you make this has to be better than going through an estate agent and potentially waiting months before you achieve a price anywhere near your asking price, especially in today's market.

There are other alternatives such as selling it through an auction but again this can take weeks to set up and there is of course no guarantee that your property will sell at the auction or that a decent price will be achieved. So in my opinion using a company that offers to buy your property quickly for cash is not a bad option at all if you want to sell up quickly and emigrate to another country as soon as possible.
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