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Last updated: 13th September 2019

The Top 5 Ways To Save Money On Buying And Selling A House In 2019

1. Sell your house with a low-cost estate agent.

Low cost estate agents are on the rise in 2019, with Purple Bricks being one of the most known companies offering a hybrid service to traditional estate agency sales and at a much lower cost. Many online estate agents charge as little as £350. Please bare in mind you will be required to do a lot of the sales progression work yourself if you choose this route to selling your home.

Many online agents offer a completely free valuation to get an idea of what your home is worth and what it will cost you to sell with them.

Below are our trusted partners we have teamed up with that will give you a free valuation of your home:-

  1.  Yopa

    Yopa is the affordable, simple and transparent way to sell your home. It’s the best of traditional estate agency combined with the 24-hour efficiency of an online service. And you choose whether you pay before the sale or after, with our low fixed-fee pricing structure.

    You get a dedicated local Yopa agent, a free valuation, expert marketing of your property on the major online property portals, offer negotiation and sales support all the way through to completion.

    You also get your own personal online control centre, where you can oversee all aspects of the sale. No strict estate agent office hours here. You can see viewing requests and viewing feedback 24/7.

    Click here to arrange a free valuation of your property from Yopa.

  2. House Simple

    Housesimple are very lucky to have backing from Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse and Chairman of TalkTalk and of Dixons Carphone, together with his business partner, Roger Taylor. They share our strong belief that there’s a dire need for innovation in the estate agency industry.

    Sam Mitchell, CEO of HouseSimple, said: “What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words “Estate Agent”? Well we are on a mission to change that! We believe passionately in making it really simple, transparent and free to sell your home. We put you, our customer, first, which is also why we refuse to make our customers pay a penny.”

    Sir Charles Dunstone noted “High Street Estate agencies are not well-loved. They’re behind the curve in seeing the impact of the Internet. Rightmove and Zoopla started it. Now you’re seeing the rapid growth of online agencies, and Housesimple is in the van.”

    Click here to arrange a free valuation of your property from House Simple.

  3. Get An Offer

    Specialists At Getting the Price You Need In the Timeframe You Require. Selling your home can either be a very productive positive experience or one that is looked on with hesitation and fear.

    Get An Offer are here to make the process of selling your property as pain-free as possible.

    Covering England and Wales, Get An Offer are a team of residential property experts who refuse to allow the property downturn to hold them back from selling properties quickly for the best possible price.

    Click here to arrange a free valuation of your property from Get An Offer.

2. Neutral Decorating Goes A Long Way To Helping A House Sell For A Higher Price.

It’s common fact that neutral decoration is more appealing to homebuyers than over personalised spaces. Our suggestion to get the best possible price for your home is to stick to neutral colours, and modern decoration. If you are considering doing the work yourself you will be all too aware that DIY shopping can be very expensive. We have compiled the best savings on the internet for you and negotiated substancial discounts to regular prices.

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    Walls and Floors  specialise in providing customers with high quality tiles for various retail, wholesale, commercial, trade and DIY home projects around the UK. Click below to access our exclusive deal of up to 70% off tiles.

 

3. Don't Pay For Costly Boiler Repairs When You Move Into Your New Home. Get Affordable Boiler Breakdown Cover.

When you first move into a new home the last thing you need to be paying for is a leaking or broken boiler. Our recommended plan for every homeowner is 24/7 Home Rescue. From just £1.23 per month you can call out a boiler repair technical specialist any time day or night. The service also comes with the following:-

  • A fantastic first fix ratio of over 95% & more manufacturer repairs than the majority of other service providers.
  • If you need repairs you will have access to over 3000 engineers nationwide.
  • An aim to reach you in as little as 4 hours and all tradesmen are guaranteed to turn up when they are supposed to.
  • Always use new parts for repairs, and where possible direct from the manufacturer!
  • With a 24|7 Home Rescue plan, all costs are included. There will be no hidden labour fees, call out charges or additional charges for parts.
  • If you have an emergency, you are given a UK based helpline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

See more about the plans here:


4. Keep Conveyancing Costs To A Minimum

Conveyancing (solicitors used to buy and sell a house) can be very costly, and using the wrong company to do your conveyancing could mean added expense that you don’t need. We have teamed up with Homeward Legal to offer you the chance to review all conveyancing costs with a completely free quote before proceeding. Click on the banner below to start the free conveyancing quote tool.


5. Consider Using A Quick House Sale Company

You may be wondering why this option is here; with most ‘quick house sale companies’ offering considerably less for your home than it’s worth. Obviously this is not a way to save money by giving away a huge chunk of your equity – however when a house just isn’t selling, cash buying companies do have some advantanges. What you need to consider is:

  1. Most estate agents take up to 6 months to sell a house (therefore you have 6 months of mortgage payments, 6 months of bills, and all the fees associated with selling).
  2. By selling for cash, you yourself become a cash buyer. You can negotiate substancial discounts from your onward purchase.
  3. You can sell your house regardless of the condition.

We have partnered up with House Buy Fast to offer you an exclusive ‘quick sale cash offer’ using their online tool to see just how much cash they would pay for your home. The process is completely free and without obligation. Click the image below to start the process:

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