September 17, 2008
Not all companies are the same. Some companies help and work in specific areas or markets, and some even focus on specific situations. The same situation applies when looking to appoint a Quick Sale House Buying Company.
We have laid out some points below on the best approach you can take to help find the right company for you!
Appreciate your personal circumstance.
When you are selling a property to a quick sale house buying company, invariably you are in a situation where you need a quick turnaround or solution, or else you would go through a traditional estate agency.
Think about the circumstance that you are in and look to see if there is a quick sale house buying company that specialises in this area. Are you facing repossession? Some companies can deal direct with the bank and alleviate your stress. Are you facing divorce? There may be a company out there that specialises in dealing with separation and how to approach such a sensitive situation.
There are always companies out there that can help not just solve your problem by buying your house but by helping with your situation.
Look to see if there is a local house buying company
Why not check to see if there is one in your local area, that knows the location and that you can do due diligence with too. These companies know the area and can better help you. It also gives you the opportunity to meet some of their past clients and find out how they helped them.
As a company we pride ourselves on being honest and ethical. It’s a bit of a cliché but it’s the truth and in doing so we want potential clients to speak to previous clients, so they don’t just take our word for it.
Get more than one price
Often times house buying companies do offer lower than expected prices because of their ability to move quickly and pay cash.
However, not all companies are the same. When interviewing prospective companies get 3 or 4 prices and then see what they are like.
All the quotes to buy your house for cash should be around the same price, but if there is one higher or lower then ask why? What are they potentially hiding?
Get an agreed contract on what is included and what isn’t. At Easy House Buying, we look after literally everything; this is because we want to help to take the stress away from you, as we understand how hard it can be and we are up front about it too.
We show you a breakdown of the price we are paying, and what is also included in the price. An open and honest company should do the same.
Check associated bodies
Easy House Buying is proud to be registered and members of
- The Property Ombudsmen Service
- National Association of House Buyers
- Trading Standards
- Scottish Landlords Association
- British Property Association
We have nothing to hide, and not only that, it’s great to be a part of the community and learn from other people. That being said, not everyone is the same.
It is an offence as a house buying company to not be registered with the TPO as standard. Every company that falls under the category of estate agent should be registered as minimum, giving you a level of safety and trust.
Our other accreditations are to help our customers feel safe in that we are an honest and ethical company as we profess to be, but are not compulsory.
Find out why they don’t want to be a part of these associated bodies or accreditations. And if they are a member, call the agencies and ask if there have been any formal complaints made against them.