How to Sell My Flat
I want to sell my flat immediately, can SmoothSale help?
Are you wracking your brain thinking, how can I sell my flat fast? SmoothSale can help. We’re trusted cash house buyers, meaning we can purchase your flat directly from you, in as little as 7 days or within a timeframe that suits your onward plans.
Sometimes flats can be tricky to sell, especially if there is a lull in the market. Flats typically appeal to first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors so you may find a lack of potential buyers if you choose to use your local estate agent. SmoothSale can offer you an alternative to the open market sale with our sell your flat service.
It all starts with a cash offer from us. This is completely free (as is the entire service) and is the best way to get the ball rolling with selling your flat. We buy your flat directly from you using our own funds. We don’t need to secure a mortgage as we are a cash buyer, this means you won’t have to worry about a chain breaking or a buyer pulling out at the last minute. We are a dedicated and trustworthy buyer ready to take your flat off your hands.
The sales process is fully managed by the SmoothSale property experts so you will always be kept in the loop regarding progress. We buy any house, in any condition, anywhere in the UK – this includes your flat! SmoothSale can buy your flat from you in as little as 7 days, or in a timeframe that suits you. You tell us how you want to proceed with your flat sale and we make it happen.
How long to sell a flat?
Research suggests that selling a flat can take double the amount of time compared to other types of property. With the average length of time to sell a house coming in at just over 4 months, this means your flat could be sitting on the open market 8 months before you sell. During this time you could potentially miss out on your dream property, or be paying bills on a flat you no longer live in.
What can I do to sell my flat fast?
If you are looking to sell your flat quickly there are some quick tips you can employ to help you achieve your goal. Addressing any minor wear or tear is a great starting point that shouldn’t cost you too much. Other quick wins can include:
Boost the kerb appeal
If you have a ground floor flat with exterior space, or a flat with a balcony, make sure they are neat and tidy. Make sure any plants and flowers are trimmed and dead-headed, ensure any grass is mowed, and generally spruce outside spaces up. It can also pay to wash your windows if your flat is on a level to do so.
Add a lick of paint
If your flat has any rooms that are particularly bold or vibrant, consider this may not be to every buyer’s taste. Giving these rooms a lick of paint with a neutral shade will help viewers envisage your flat as a blank canvas to put their own stamp on.
Modernise for impact
Replacing outdated bathroom suites or a tired kitchen is expensive and time-consuming. A great way to modernise your flat quickly and without breaking the bank is to replace handles, fixtures, and fittings. A new light fixture or set of door handles can elevate a room.
There is no magic solution to sell your flat fast, even if you make significant changes to your property. There is one guaranteed way to sell your flat fast and that is by utilising the expert team here at SmoothSale.
Can I sell my flat with a short lease?
This is a question we often get asked by our customers. Typically, open market buyers will only be interested in buying a flat with a longer lease. If you’re trying to sell a flat which has a lease under 99 years you will be hard pushed via a traditional estate agent or online estate agent. They will advise you to extend the lease, particularly if the lease is under 80 years, as many mortgage companies won’t lend for any property with a short lease.
Extending your lease can see homeowners out of pocket by £1,000s, even £10,000s. If you do not have the funds or time available to extend your lease, SmoothSale will buy your property from you. We buy any home, regardless of whether it is freehold or leasehold. The number of years on your flat’s lease will not matter to us, we are simply interested in securing a fast flat sale for you. We have the cash to buy your flat from you in a timeframe that suits you.
How fast can SmoothSale buy my flat?
We can buy any property in as little as 7 days, flats included. Whilst we offer a quick flat sale solution, we can buy your flat from you in a timeframe that suits your needs. The entire cash house buyer process with SmoothSale is completely down to your specific seller requirements and our experts will go above and beyond to ensure a seamless flat sale.
Simply get a cash offer today and the team will be in touch to make selling your flat a reality. If you have any questions regarding selling your flat, don’t forget the SmoothSale team are always available on 0800 368 8952 or via email@example.com.
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