Ways To Sell Your House

Alternative Ways To Sell Your House

When deciding to sell one’s home, the vast majority of us are most likely to go straight to the high street and find the nearest estate agent.

You do not have to sell with an estate agent and this article provides a summary of the alternative options that are out there.

House Swaps:

The thought of finding complete strangers with the same housing preferences may seem like an impossible task, but it is happening, largely with the help of websites such as GoSwap.org and OnlineHouseTrading.com or www.homeswapper.co.uk for social housing tenants.

While there is not much chance that two perfectly equal homes will be found in different locations, this often works when one individual wishes to downsize and the other wants to move up. If the larger home needs work, this alternative can work out fairly successfully.

One of the most appealing aspects of house swapping is the saving on agent fees and the liberation of two hard to sell properties. On the other hand, you will have far fewer choices when it comes to a new home and since one of the homes in each swap is likely to be more valuable, someone will have to pay the difference.


Auctions are an extremely effective way of selling your home as the buying community knows that you are committed to selling your home immediately. Auctions are no longer simply for the bankrupt and desperate but an increasingly popular way of selling a home.

One of the biggest advantages of selling a home at auction is that it is more difficult for the buying public to compare other properties or ascertain your expectations; this means that you could get a much higher price than initially expected. If you do not sell your home on auction day, the auction will most likely put you in touch with the most serious buyer.

On the other hand, bidding can be a fickle process and you may get a lot less than your home is worth. Additionally, potential buyers who do not enjoy the nature of an auction may not even bid regardless of whether or not they are interested in the property.

Online Estate Agent:

Online estate agents have become increasingly popular methods of selling property. Most people go online to view the property before physically going there and online property sales have become a convenient and cost-effective way of buying and selling property.

The biggest appeal of using an online estate agent is the cost. It is much cheaper than making use of a high street estate agent. A word of warning and important consideration is whether or not you will be able to sell your home in the right time frame for the right price by using a conventional and trusted estate agent you know that you are getting experience, service and commitment when it comes to selling your home.

Regardless of how you decide to sell your home, it is important to consider all of the options so that you are aware of what is out there and what each alternative means for you as a seller. And of course, if you are needing to sell your property fast, give us a call. We are a genuine cash house buying firm and are waiting to take your call.