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For Sellers

Sell your house quickly and for the best possible price

At National Residential we have the best sales options to suit people’s needs in a way other estate agencies cannot.

Whether you simply want to sell your house fast and secure the sale while it completes fast;  OR  if you need access to cash tied into the property before it completes (perhaps to secure alternative housing or make essential repairs to get a better price for the property);  OR  you’re in difficult personal circumstances (dividing assets following a divorce or inheritance or in debt);  OR  you want to sell a tenanted investment property; we have the finance, options and network  to tailor the process in response to any reason or circumstance motivating our sellers’ decision.

We have three types of sale – each with their own advantages so simply decide if you want to sell your property for the best price, in the fastest time or the most convenient option.


Our sales options are:


Best price, 100% market value paid

This option is the best for people who want a fast, secured sale and  can wait until the sale completes to access the the full market value of their property.

All properties are marketed through portals such as Rightmove & Zoopla and sold through our online auctions in an average of 28 days. Sellers receive 100% of the sale price when the sale completes (in an average of 56 days from an offer being accepted) minus our agency fees and costs incurred.

To find out more and receive an estimate value based on recent sales of similar properties in your area, phone us anytime on 01244 341066 or use the callback form and we will phone you back ASAP in office hours.

Our agency fee of 1.8% incl VAT (min £2,400 incl VAT). Purchasers pay a Buyers Fee of 3.6% incl VAT (min £6,000 incl VAT) in addition to their Holding Deposit.

NB. Unlike our other option, sellers pay all their own legal fees with this option.


Best for problem solving, fast access to cash, 85-90% market value paid

This is our most popular option most suited to sellers who require a higher price than our 7-day cash purchase option but who still need a relatively quick and certain sale. This option particularly suits sellers who require funds and expertise to resolve issues preventing a straightforward full market value sale at auction.

Sellers are offered a *Fixed Option Price usually between 85-90% of market value.  Our company sells the property for a higher price through our auction and the company profits from the balance.  From this balance our company pays all the fees to resolve the issues with the property.

We are also able to offer an interest free cash adavance to sellers with this option to provide immediate funds for any reason (subject to conditions and status)

We also pay for EPC’s and pay our national network of agents to create professional video tours, floor plans and photographs for marketing and we pay to manage agents to carry out viewings for you.

This option has zero agency fees plus we pay £720 (inc VAT) towards your legal fees on completion if you use our panel solicitors.


Fastest completion, 75% market value paid

This option is most suitable for people who want a quick straight forward company cash sale and who require access cash tied into a property ASAP.

Instead of selling your property to a third party, as with our auction sales, we buy the property ourselves and complete within 7 days meaning you could have the cash in your bank 1 week after accepting our offer.The cash offer we make is usually between 70-80% of market value and considers the average sale prices in your area together with your property’s condition.
It is the highest offer we can make and expect to resell the property at a profit taking all legal & development costs, into consideration.

Once you have accepted our confirmed offer, our price is guaranteed, and we will purchase the property directly with CASH so that we can complete the sale and you can bank the funds in just 7 days or a timescale to suit you.

This option has zero agency fees plus we pay £720 (inc VAT) towards your legal fees on completion if you use our panel solicitors.


No sale, no fee service

If we are unable to find a purchaser willing to meet the Reserve Price, or sellers are unwilling to agree a sale at a lower price at the end of the auction, sellers can cancel their agreement with us and have no fees to pay. Unlike other auctions we do not have an entry fees or charges for legal packs or advertising.  We provide a completely no sale, no fee service.


*On a case by case basis. ** We are unable to guarantee sales will complete in 56 days due to seller circumstances varying.
***Leasehold sellers must pay for their own LPE1 and management pack to enable the sale.


Frequently Asked Sellers’ Questions

You can call us on 01244 341066 (local rate, mobile friendly) or 0800 6123694 (Freephone). One of our sales staff will be happy to help you.

What makes all the difference to our sellers is that our auction buyers pay top market prices and are chain-free, so they complete quickly.

All our buyers must prove they have funds available to complete their purchase and pay a 2% Holding Deposit (minimum £5000) to exclusively reserve your property to take it off the market. The holding deposit amount buyers pay is set at exactly the right level to ensure that buyers are happy to pay the highest prices and so that 95% of our agreed sales complete. We lock buyers down, so they cannot reduce their offers or pull out of the sale just before completion without losing their deposit.

Traditional auctions charge a much higher 10% deposit, so their sales are even more likely to complete. However, the trade-off for sellers choosing this method is that buyers pay much lower prices to offset the risk of something going wrong and losing their 10% deposit.

Estate agents on the other hand do not charge deposits at all, meaning their buyers have nothing to lose and so many of their sales fall through.
Our auction sales therefore offer sellers the best opportunity to sell for the highest price and with the quickest completion.

By agreeing to our ‘Accelerated Purchasing Scheme,’ buyers are committing to complete within **56 days.

We can provide panel solicitors to act on behalf of both buyers and sellers.

Our panel solicitors understand how to complete all the required paperwork and tasks quickly, so we achieve the quickest completions in the timescales required by the seller with the minimum amount of hassle. We can literally take care of everything when buyers and sellers agree to use our panel solicitors, leaving us to get on with the job while our customers enjoy the freedom to get on with their lives.

You can help by being quick to return the paperwork requested by your solicitor, but our expert team will hand-hold you through every step to ensure the fastest completion timescales you require.

Our buyers are chain free and pay deposits resulting in over 95% of agreed sales completing – and quickly! Our buyers also complete in an average timescale of 78 days and many buyers complete within just 56 days. This compares to much longer timescales of 200 days with a local estate agent where appx 40% of sales fall through!

  • If you have 200 days to wait for a sale and are hoping for an unrealistic price and are prepared to accept an almost 40% risk of your sale falling through, then use a local estate agent because you don’t need us!
  • However, if you are happy to sell for a realistic market price, and complete in just 78 days (or even quicker), with a 95% success rate of your sale completing then you simply can’t beat us!

Estate agents tell you they will sell your property for a price far higher than they will eventually achieve to win your business over their competition. They rely on you sticking with them as they reduce the price until the eventually get a sale. This strategy is completely uninspiring, and completions take 200 days on average when you could have achieved the same price with us within just 78 days!

Most people know deep-down the high price promised by the estate agent is unrealistic but are enticed to go with it – after all there is just a chance it will sell for that high price, right?

Wrong! Properties do not sell for unrealistic high prices and after no or few viewings over many months you become increasingly frustrated at not being able to sell and move on with your life.

You eventually reach the point where you must make a decision! Do I reduce the price? Do I change my estate agent? Or, do I call a ‘quick sale company’ because I am running out of time and I need a guaranteed quick-sale now?

The risk for you now is making the wrong decision and either remaining on the market for many more months or selling your property under-value because you cannot afford any more delays.

Worse still, you eventually get a sale only for it to fall through because the buyer:

  1. Cannot get a mortgage;
  2. Simply pulls out, or
  3. Tries to reduce the price just before completion!

Rather than accepting this dreadful status-quo and experiencing these avoidable frustrations, there is a better way! National Residential will achieve the best possible price for you and in the quick timescales you require through our unique pricing strategy and processes. Furthermore, all our buyers have the proven funds to buy and we put in measures to ensure they complete within **56 days. Buyers also pay non-refundable deposits which they risk of losing if they pull out or try to reduce the price.

National Residential therefore achieve Best Prices, Quickest Sales and Certain Completions – these are the main reasons why sellers opt for National Residential versus using a normal estate agent.

What happens if buyers pull out and sales fall through?
Although our buyers are chain-free, pay deposits and have proven funds, there remains the low risk that they pull out or cannot complete for some reason. If this happens, buyers will lose their deposit so long as the reason is not the responsibility of the seller (for example; there are no problems with title or structure of the property).
If buyers do withdraw and lose their deposit, we will agree to pay 50% of this deposit to sellers so long as they agree to sell with us again.

Are your prices guaranteed?
We are unable to guarantee sale prices when we sell though our auction but we are able to offer a guaranteed price when we agree to purchase for cash.*

28 Day Auction Sale – when we sell properties, we cannot guarantee the price they will sell for through our auction. Although we cannot guarantee sale prices, what we can guarantee is there are ZERO costs for sellers if we do not achieve the price they need and are unable to agree a sale with one of our buyers. We provide a no-sale-no-fee service so sellers have nothing to lose.

*7-Day Cash Sale – once we have confirmed valuations with local agents and RICS surveyor, our cash offer is 100% guaranteed.

We will get you the best possible price that people are willing to pay for your property at that moment in time. We will market your property using our unique pricing scheme to get maximum buyer interest so we can get the offers flowing in. Our experienced sales team will squeeze the very best prices that buyers are willing to pay so we get you the best price possible.
We combine maximum marketing exposure for your property with an aggressive pricing strategy to generate maximum buyer-interest in your property. Our experienced sales team is incentivised to get you the best price possible and to sell quickly. Our average time on market to sell and complete properties is less than 78 days versus 200 days with normal estate agents and we are achieving the full market price for properties in this timescale!
All our buyers have proven funds and use our Accelerated Purchasing Scheme – that means we put in measures to ensure they complete within 28-56 days and do not reduce the price before completion. We have the best ‘sales progression’ system in our industry for ensuring buyers complete quickly, and at the agreed prices, with minimum sales falling through.
We will manage viewings in the best way possible for you depending on your circumstances. We will agree this with you at the start.

We use the UK’s leading conveyancing solicitors who are experienced in achieving extremely fast completions and providing the best customer service. You want a quick and guaranteed sale and the lowest costing legal fees, so why pay slow local solicitors high prices and receive a slow poor service because solicitors fail to perform?

In our experience when buyers or sellers use their own solicitors a high proportion of these sales drag on or fail to complete at all because their solicitors are either ill-experienced and/or under-motivated to prioritise completing in the quick timescales buyers and sellers require.

We are in the business of providing the highest possible service standards and achieving fast and certain completions for both our buyers and sellers. We only recommend the best solicitors in the UK because they have proven time and time again that they can complete sales quickly, and because they provide buyers and sellers with the best experience and service standards possible and at the lowest prices.

Our sales progression team provide the best service standards in our industry because we use super-efficient solicitors for both sides. This means both sellers and buyers benefit from a fast efficient service and avoid the costs, stress and delays of sales falling through.

Whilst we work to extremely high standards and deadlines to ensure that all sales complete within 56 days, in some exceptional circumstances the Vendor may require more time than this to resolve issues required by the Buyer’s conveyancer, so completion can take place.

In these circumstances, the Buyer and the Vendor will both agree to extend from 56 days for a reasonable time up to a maximum of 12 months to enable issues to be resolved and for exchange and completion to take place. We encourage you to refer to the Online Bidding Terms for more information.

In all sales, we endeavor to get any issues resolved as fast as possible.

In the unlikely event an agreed sale falls through, or if a buyer attempts to withdraw from an agreed sale, they forfeit their nonrefundable deposit, which is used to cover expenses incurred and the cost of remarketing. In this scenario, we ask all sellers to extend our contract by 8 weeks to find an alternative buyer.If the seller attempts to withdraw from an agreed sale, or if they are unable to agree to an 8 weeks extension following a buyer withdrawal, they are subject to costs, as outlined in our Terms and Conditions.


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