Estate Agents & Private Individuals
This website is 100% FREE to advertise and use.
Just click “Login/Register” on the top right (or the little person icon on mobiles), to register and add your properties manually. If you have a larger portfolio to advertise, we may be able to upload the lot in one go (XML or CSV currently accepted). Please have a look at our XML Schema for technical information, or contact us for more details.
Listings include a range of residential & commercial property and land.
Most of this information will only apply if you are trying to do an off-market (private) transaction and you are not using an agent.
- Always use the “Contact Advertiser” button on the property listing page and make contact through sell-property-fast.com. Don’t reply to adverts with email addresses in the listing pictures, as this may be a scammer or someone trying to cover their tracks.
- If arranging to view a property, always tell someone the address of where you are going and ideally attend with another person.
- Whether buying or renting, never carry large sums of money with you when viewing and do not pay a deposit until you have an agreement in writing.
- Be careful of potential scams and Listen to your intuition – if you are uncomfortable with someone, or someone makes you feel uneasy, walk away. If you wish to report an advertiser, please contact us and stop all correspondence with them.
- Always ask questions of a seller and don’t be scared to say no, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is, so use your head.
Tips for selling property privately
If you are selling your property privately through this website and you are not using an agent, it may be worth reading.
Selling a property privately can often save you a lot of money on agent’s fees, however there are a number of things to consider when advertising your property for sale privately.
Below are a few pointers which should help a little in trying to avoid potential problems with selling your property privately:
- It might sound crazy, but make your house desirable to a buyer. Put away all clutter and clean up as if your in-laws were coming over. If you have very personal decorating and bright coloured paint, it could be worth toning it down and going a little more neutral – this almost certainly will attract your house to a wider range of buyers.
- Take lots of photos of inside and out and even take photos of specific features that may make your property stand out from others
- Make sure you have a realistic sale price – research historic sold prices in your street and area and you could even contact a local agent to see what price they might advertise your real estate for. If you are interested in a quick sale, the more you take off the asking price, the more likely you are to secure a fast property sale. Please remember that if you have a loan on the property, you will need to be able to pay it off using the monies from the sale, so don’t go too low.
- If someone contacts you to purchase your property privately, feel free to discuss and agree on a sale price verbally, however you will still need to instruct a legal aid to carry out the legal conveyancing. The buyer will also need their own legal representative.
- If a buyer offers a lot less than you originally wanted, it’s OK to say no – it may mean they are serious though, so why not suggest a figure somewhere between your asking price and their offer.
- Never take a deposit directly from a buyer – ask the buyer to lodge the funds with their solicitor and they will then pay your solicitor.
- Try to be flexible on completion dates, as it is usually this that can cause issues with the buyer.
- Keep the buyer informed of any potential issues at your side, as sales often break down if either party doesn’t know what is happening.
- If you are facing repossession/foreclosure, contact your mortgage lender to let them know you have agreed a sale, as it may be possible to postpone proceedings.
Tips for buying property privately
If you are making contact with a seller through this website and the seller is not an agent, please read the following.
Purchasing a property is usually one of the biggest decisions and investments people and businesses make – this in mind, don’t jump in at the deep end, research the local market, be aware of any risks or dangers and make sure you can afford the property and understand all associated purchasing costs before you make an offer.
Below are a few pointers which should help a little in trying to avoid potential problems:
- Find out how much money you can afford before starting the search for a property. If you need a loan from a bank, get in touch with an independent financial adviser or mortgage broker, as they usually have better deals than the high street banks will ever offer you.
- Whilst viewing a property, often the most important questions are forgotten, so make a note of questions you want to know the answers to before you go. Don’t be ashamed to pull out a list of questions! Ask about things like any repairs that have been carried out, new fittings, new windows, any known issues, has the roof been checked or repaired, what are running costs on the property like etc.
- Many of the properties listed on www.sell-property-fast.com are for sale by the owner and therefore may be advertised with “unofficial” sales prices – always ask whether the seller has had a recent valuation carried out by a professional surveyor or valuer.
- If you find a property you would like to buy, you can discuss and agree on a purchase price verbally, however you will still need to instruct a legal aid to carry out the legal conveyancing. The seller will also need their own legal representative.
- If a vendor has reduced the price in order to secure a quick sale, there could be personal reasons behind this, so a diplomatic approach to negotiation should be used – people have feelings.
- Never pay a deposit directly to a seller – lodge the funds with your solicitor and they will pay the vendor’s solicitor.
- It is always a good idea to have a survey carried out to check the structure of the property and most mortgage lenders will insist on seeing one prior to releasing any funds.
- Try to be flexible on completion dates, as it is usually this that can cause issues with the seller.
- Keep the seller informed of your interest and then progress all along the way, as deals often break down if either party doesn’t know what is happening.