Some people are sceptical about home-buying companies, believing that the service they offer is ‘too good to be true’ and therefore untrustworthy. However, there are actually a number of benefits associated with the service that they can provide.
Many home-buying companies offer a genuine service and can act as a lifeline for people who unexpectedly find themselves in a position where they need to sell their property fast or access a large amount of money quickly.
For example, selling with a home-buying company could potentially help you to:
- Sell your home quickly to clear any outstanding debts or sort out financial issues
- Avoid property repossession
- Get an inherited or probate property off your plate fast
- Relocate quickly due to a new job or decision to emigrate
- Sell your home swiftly because of a divorce or relationship breakdown
- Move out of your home quickly for health-related reasons
- Sell your home despite issues that have made the property difficult to sell previously, such as a short lease or an unpleasant neighbourhood.
Elliot Castle set up We Buy Any Home in 2010 to support homeowners who are faced with these unexpected or undesirable situations. He says:
“Having worked in the property industry for over 15 years, I understand all too well how unpredictable and drawn out selling a property can be. The process can be extremely frustrating, and sometimes even distressing – particularly if you desperately need to sell your property fast.
Born out of my own frustration for the lack of assistance available when people are faced with the need to move quickly, I founded We Buy Any Home – which is there to assist homeowners who are struggling to sell their property on the open market or need to sell their home quickly. We set ourselves apart from the conventional methods of selling a home by providing a service that enables completion of a house sale in as little as seven days.
Some people are sceptical of the fact that we can turn around a house sale in such a short period of time, however, as we are a genuine cash home-buying service, it means we can make the process very simple for the customer – we organise valuations, buy the property directly ourselves and appoint a trusted solicitor from our panel to deal with the legalities. Also, we buy all properties for cash, using our own funds, which means we can act immediately rather than having to wait to secure a mortgage, which can take several weeks.
To enable us to buy a home immediately and cover any seller’s costs, our offers are understandably less than typical market value, but what we always guarantee is a fast, transparent, and hassle-free process. We are very open about this on our website and throughout the entire sale process, so homeowners are completely aware that the offer which they are accepting has been discounted when they sell to us.”