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How Did I Sell My House Fast Scotland?

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This a story that was sent to us by one of our subscribers. We received an email with the heading ‘How Did I Sell My House Fast Scotland?’ and initially didn’t really think very much of it.  However, when we read through it, we realised that it was a great example that other people could learn from.  The coronavirus has changed our lives in so many ways, and the economy has taken a huge hit, which you can read about it here in our recent blog post.  Home owners up and down the country are struggling to sell their homes, and home purchases have been put on hold until further notice.  This is incredibly frustrating during these times, however there is still a way that you can get a quick house sale during the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown period.

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What I Did To Sell My House Fast Scotland

Coronavirus has indirectly affected our family in so many ways.  Of course, it could have been much worse, as no one in our family have contracted the virus, and it is still early days and we are not out of the woods yet.  But still, we have be affected greatly by it.  Firstly, my husband lost his job, which came as a huge shock, as he was a faithful employee for a number of years and had always thought of his workplace as what he would pursue for the rest of his working career.  With him out of the job, our income took a huge blow, and we were not able to keep up our mortgage payments on our home.  We decided that we would have to sell our home and downsize to a more affordable property. There was only one way I would be able to sell my house fast Scotland during these tough times, and that was through an online property buying service.

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Selling Online

The usual process of selling a house via an estate agent can sometimes take months, even years to finalise a sale.  On top of this, estate agents charge a fee of anywhere from 1% to 1.5% for their service.  The will always try to get you the maximum price possible for your home, but more often than not this will be 5-10% under the market value of your home.  An online property buyer will usually purchase you home for a bit less, usually at around 80-85% market value.  But the value that they bring is that they can pay cash for your home in as little as 1 week.

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Why Do I Recommend It?

The main reason I recommend selling online is due to the fact that the buyers almost always have the funds in their bank account ready to go.  This means that there is no waiting around for the sale to be authorised by the bank or mortgage provider.  You are also almost always guaranteed a sale, since these companies tend to buy any house, regardless of age, condition or location.