How Long Will it Take?

In general, it takes an average of 25 weeks to sell a house in the UK. This can vary from as little as 12 weeks to as long as 36 weeks.

However, the time it takes to sell a house can vary depending on a number of factors like those listed below:

Type of Property

Houses typically sell faster than flats.


Houses in popular areas sell faster than those in less popular areas.

Current Market Conditions

If the housing market is hot, houses will sell faster than if the market is cold

Seller’s Preparation

Well-presented, competitively priced houses sell faster than others.

Here are some basic tips for selling your house quickly:

  • Price your property competitively.
  • Be prepared to negotiate on the price if needed.
  • Stage your property to make it look its best.
  • Instruct a good estate agent with local knowledge.
  • Ensure your property has been valued by a professional.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of selling your house quickly and for a good price.

You should also consider the below external factors:

  • The number of chains involved in the sale. If there are multiple buyers and sellers involved in the sale, it will take longer for the sale to complete.
  • The availability of mortgages. If there is a shortage of mortgages, it will be more difficult for buyers to get financing, which could slow down the sale.
  • Any unexpected delays. There may be unexpected delays in the sale process, such as delays in the conveyancing or the survey.

There are some ways in which you can speed up a sale, but this requires effective marketing, pricing strategies, and property presentation. Here are some more detailed tips to help you sell your house more quickly:

  1. Set the right price: one of the most critical factors in selling a house quickly is pricing it correctly. A local agent can advise what the correct price should be.
  2. Curb appeal: First impressions always matter! Make sure the exterior of your home looks well-maintained and inviting.
  3. Declutter and depersonalise: Remove personal items and clutter to make the space more appealing and help potential buyers envision themselves living in the house.  Consider staging the home if needed.
  4. Repairs and Maintenance: Fix any obvious issues. A well-maintained house is more likely to sell quickly.
  5. Flexible viewing times: Be flexible with the times an agent is able to view the property to ensure we can accommodate potential buyers’ schedules, including evenings and weekends.
  6. Quick Responses: Respond promptly to inquiries and offers through the agent from the buyers. This can speed up the negotiation process.
  7. Be open to negotiate if needed: Be willing to be flexible but also know your limits.
  8. Be Prepared! Ensure that all legal and financial documents are in order as soon as possible to expedite the closing process.

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