If you’re a landlord, and you haven’t yet heard of us here at National Residential, there’s a good chance you’ll want to. Established in 2006, we pride ourselves with our “any problem we can fix” formula, led by myself, founder and industry expert, David Coughlin.
Helping Landlords Sell
Being a private landlord myself, with 100 properties in my portfolio, I first-hand understand the issues and challenges facing landlords today. It’s about overcoming solutions fast, but also in a way that means both the landlord and the tenant are happy. With National Residential, we’ve found the sweet spot when it comes to helping landlords sell, so we’ve become experts in taking away the stress. We know how to solve every barrier that landlords come up against, even for example when they can’t gain access to their own properties.
How do I get the best price for my buy-to-let?
This is where I and my team at National Residential go above and beyond to get you the highest price for your buy-to-let, no matter what challenges you need to overcome. Be that negotiating with your tenants, sorting out repairs, and even helping tenants relocate, we have the best team to do it all and have the track record to prove it.
The result? We deliver you the best price possible, fast, no problems.
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The single most important thing to get right to sell your house fast is the asking price. Almost every property will attract attention from buyers if the price is right so if you aren’t even getting many viewings, it could be a sign that buyers think your asking price is too high for the size and type of property compared to others in your area.
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What Will Happen To House Prices After Brexit?
A lot of people have speculated about what will happen to house prices after Brexit. The uncertainty has had a dire affect on the housing market with fewer buyers, fewer sellers and sales taking longer to complete. Despite the smaller volumes of trade and slowed growth rate, house prices have largely remained the same with only Scotland showing a small fall in house prices in the months immediately running up to the first withdrawl deadline in March , so why is the market so affected by the uncertainty over Brexit?
Stark Warnings About House Prices After Brexit Have Excited Buyers
There have been stark warnings from the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney that house prices could fall by up to 30% from their pre Brexit level if there is no deal. He also said that is his job to plan for the worst case scenario suggesting that the pessimism is based on possibility rather than probability. While most industry experts do predict some sort of drop in price following a no deal Brexit, although there are also those who predict no change and those who predict slight increases .
Gauged by the reduced activity in the housing market it seems as though a significant number of buyers are delaying their plans to buy property until after Brexit due to the fear of negative equity if the property values drop significantly.
The buyers most tempted by the prospect of a drop in property costs are those who are not also selling during the same period – i.e. first time buyers, second home owners and buy to let landlords. They represent a significant percentage of the housing market buyers.
Will House Prices Drop After Brexit?
The simple answer is that nobody can know until a plan has been agreed and even then the extent of any affect on house prices after Brexit will also depend on a range of other economic factors including Secton 24, aka The Landlord’s Tax.
The following information gathers together some relevant factors and attempts a logical understanding of the situation. It is NOT intended as any sort of advice.
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National Residential have been at the forefront in setting standards for selling property quickly and fairly since we began in 2007. We were a select group of industry representatives selected to define a Code of Practice For Quick House Sales Companies to The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and in 2013 we helped set up the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) to inform the public of companies that agree to the principles and abide by the practices listed in the code.
At the heart of the code is transparency – see Code of Practice for Residential Property Buying Companies
We believe that selling property using our ‘Modern Auctions’ method adds convenience and transparency to our property sales:
- by accepting a combination of online and telephone bids ensures no-one is prevented from making an offer due to other commitments, inexperience of internet bidding or financial arrangements that prevent us ring fencing funds for the holding deposit until the auction ends.
- all offers (including telephone bids) are added to the auction and our consultants keep all participating parties informed.
Although the process that follows online bidding to secure a purchasers agreement usually takes just 24 hours to conclude it can sometimes take longer and the bidding process is only formally ended once we are sure we have the highest bid, the seller has accepted this bid, and the winning buyer has paid their deposit and has passed the financial qualification process with our sales team.
To complement our existing sales options by providing sellers a faster qualification period and more certainty to the highest bidder at the end of an auction, we are pleased to introduce ‘Registered Auctions’ which will run alongside our existing auctions.
The platform is provided by the ‘Essential Information Group’ (EIG), a secure, independent online auction service provider since 1991.
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How Long Does it Take To Sell London Property?
On average, London property takes longer to sell than any other area of the UK.
According to RightMove’s October House Price Index, top London property takes an average of 86 days to sell and the average for all London property types is 65 days.
National Residential sell all types of London property from 1 bedroom flats to 5 bedroom semi-detached housing. Our top property (with a sale price of £780,000) took only 29 days to sell – that is over 50 days below the average for the same type of property.
During the year Nov 2016 to Oct 2017, the average selling time National Residential took to sell all types of London property was just 26 days compared to the average time other estate agents take of 61 days.
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We sell property in our 28 day auctions for 100% of their market value – but what is ‘market value’?
Market value is the top price that buyers from a mix of the private and investment sectors will pay for a property. It isn’t always the price sellers think their property is worth and it isn’t anything we can control – quite simply, it is what people want to pay.
There is, of course, more than one way to find the market value – one way is to start high and end low, reducing the price every 3 months or so until eventually it is what someone is willing to pay. On the plus side, sellers can dream big but the negative side of being ‘ambitious’ is potentially long and costly delay in selling your property.
The time it takes to sell a property fluctuates with season, the market, the asking price and regional influences but most people are aware of property that has been on the market for months and months and months…
Some estate agents recommend asking prices that, at best can be described as ‘ambitious’ (and at worst misleading) purely to secure representation.
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Waiting to sell your house is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic experiences you can have. Thousands of Homeowners and Landlords throughout the UK have taken the option to sell their house through National Residential rather than wait for possibly months with their local estate agent.
“Success has been built on providing the very best service for people selling their properties. We not only ensure the vendor gets the very best deal possible but we also ensure that all of our business practices are completely transparent. When you concentrate on being a loyal, friendly and courteous service, it’s natural for more people to come to us for help.”
David Coughlin, Managing Director of National Residential
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The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) was founded in 2013 in response to to the growth in popularity of Quick House Sales companies.
Quick house sales companies differ from estate agencies because they enable members of the public to sell their properties fast by buying them directly or brokering a deal with a property developer – i.e. without promoting them to the public or having to wait for someone to make an offer. Quick house sales companies that buy property directly must have significant funds available to make an instant purchase.
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The Office Of Fair Trading reported “Quick house sales can be beneficial to home sellers who want a quick, guaranteed and hassle-free sale. Our study has shown this to be a dynamic and innovative sector where some businesses have modified their business models to try to offer a better service to home sellers.“
The Office Of Fair Trading, Quick House Sales Market Study, 2013, http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140402173245/http://oft.gov.uk/shared_oft/market-studies/oft1499.pdf
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Anyone trying to sell a leasehold property will know about the drastic affect a short term left on the leasehold will have on its value and the time it will take to sell (even at a very reduced price).
National Residential Can Solve Most Property Sales Problems
If only they also knew what National Residential can do to sell a short term leasehold property for a better price and a fast sale…. If you’re wondering, you could read this article ‘Is a Short Leasehold Stopping You From Selling Your London House?‘ or you could just take a look at a recent example then phone us on 01244 757152 to find out how we did it.
London flat purchased in just 3 days!
Instruction on Friday and completed the next Tuesday!
In June 2017, National Residential purchased a property with a short leasehold in London in just 3 days. The flat’s owner had the combined problems of a very short lease along with an absentee freeholder so had no way of extending their lease to sell on the open market. National Residential stepped in and we completed on the purchase in just 3 days.
Phone now on 01244 757152 to find out how National Residential can help you sell your short leasehold property in just 3 days.
WARNING: A PROPERTY WITH A SHORT LEASEHOLD CAN MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO FUND WITH A MORTGAGE AND AN UNATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION TO CASH BUYERS BECAUSE OF THE EXPENSIVE AND COMPLICATED PROCESS TO RENEW A LEASE. THE PROBLEMS CAN DETER BUYERS AND DRIVE DOWN PROPERTY VALUE BY A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT
In A Nutshell
When a buyer wants (or needs) to buy a property with an extended lease, we make it easy for sellers to extend the lease so they get a better sales price for their property.
To our knowledge, no other estate agent offers this service and as a result, owners of short leasehold properties frequently struggle to sell their properties.
Short leaseholds are a major problem if you want to sell your house – especially in London where the cost to extend a leasehold can be very prohibitive. Short leaseholds start to affect the selling price of the property at about 80 years. The fewer years there are left on a leasehold, the more affect it will have a property sale price.
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National Residential recently celebrated over 10 years of business at Chester Racecourse.
Since 2007 National Residential has helped 1000s of people to sell their houses fast and stress free.
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WARNING: DO NOT LET YOUR HOUSE GET REPOSSESSED AS IT MIGHT GET SOLD AT A TRADITIONAL AUCTION FOR A LOW SALES PRICE. THE HIGHER THE SALE PRICE, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL RECEIVE WHEN ALL YOUR DEBTS ARE PAID FROM THE SALE. IF YOUR HOUSE SELLS FOR LESS THAN THE LOANS AGAINST IT, YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY THE REST BY SELLING OTHER ASSETS.
In A Nutshell
We can organise a cash advance to pay off your debts so you can sell your property using our modern auctions so that you get a better price for your home AND a cash advance so that you are able to pay move into rented accommodation on your own terms.
Note: Not all auctions are the same! See why ours are best.
Home repossession is the same process as ‘mortgage possession’ – it is a process lenders go through to recover money owed to them if the terms of repayment are broken by the borrower (debtor).
When a house is sold in the repossession process, any money that exceeds the mortgage loan or any other loan secured on the property or the court costs and fees is returned to the subject of the repossession order (the person whose home is sold).
Who Can Repossess Your Home
Your home can be repossessed by your mortgage lender if you fail to make the scheduled mortgage repayments agreed in the loan agreement.
Your home can also be repossessed by a lender of other loans if you have used your house or any equity tied into your house value to secure the loan.
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In June 2017 National Residential sold 41% of the properties listed in an average time of 32 days.
Compare that to the national average selling time of 60 days for June 2017 (see http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/house-price-index/). Add to that out annual average of 56 days to complete for completions handled by our in-house team and you’ll see why our clients come to us for a quick sale.
That and the great prices we achieve of course – in June our average sales price was 128% of the ‘offers over’ price.
To find out how National Residential can help you to sell your property fast without any obligation to proceed, call us now on 01244 757152
Working with National Residential is positive for both Vendors AND Buyers
At National Residential, we work hard to ensure that the house sale process we offer is quick, simple and efficient for both vendors and buyers, thanks to our experienced and friendly team of customer service professionals, property-sale specialists and panel solicitors.
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Selling your Home Online
Your home is likely to have been the biggest purchase you have ever made, so when it comes to selling it, you probably only have one route in your mind – the tried-and-tested traditional route of the High Street Estate Agency: the familiar ‘man in suit’ coming round with a laser measuring device and a clipboard, taking photos of your unnaturally clean and clutter-free rooms, and then enthusiastically leading family after family around your home and emphasising words like ‘functional’ and ‘bijoux’ and drawing attention away from the slightly suspect plastering job in the kitchen…
When selling your home with traditional High Street Estate Agencies, the audience of potential buyers you are able to reach can be a little limited. You may find your audience restricted to people who are physically passing by the Estate Agency and have a spare moment in their busy schedule to look in the window, as well as the few people who still look at the property pages of the local free newspaper (before ‘filing it’ straight in the recycling bin), and visitors to sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla who just happen to enter the exact search criteria for your unique property.
Selling your home online with National Residential is different – investors and property developers, as well as people looking to buy a new family home, regularly visit our innovative auction site. Our Professional buyers aren’t necessarily put off by pictures of messy rooms, a dated kitchen or a lack of curb appeal, unlike many traditional house buyers. Our professional buyers are looking for properties at the right price and that offer a good investment opportunity, and they want a fuss-free sale that can be completed quickly and efficiently, something that National Residential can help to provide.
So why not consider selling your house online through National Residential? Phone today for more information about our innovative, yet trustworthy, selling process – call us now on 0800 612 3694 or 01244 757152
Trusted Online Estate Agent
Every so often, we get a telephone call from a customer asking ‘Why can I trust National Residential with my property sale? What makes you so different from High Street Estate Agencies?’ and we are always happy to explain the numerous benefits of selling property with us!
Let’s clear up one important detail straight away! We are registered with the Property Ombudsman, just like High Street Estate Agencies, and are therefore subject to the same ‘good practice’ guidelines. This means that we work incredibly hard to ensure that all of our actions are honest and transparent, and will work closely with both vendor and buyer to ensure property sales happen swiftly and easily, without complication or ‘hidden’ fees.
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A Quick Sale
“About 15 years ago, my family found themselves in a bit of a difficult situation. We had overstretched ourselves with our mortgage in order to invest in a property that had a lot of potential, but redundancy hit before we were able to realise that potential. As a result, our capacity to continue paying large monthly repayments put more and more pressure on our small family. We put our house up for sale with a traditional High Street Estate Agency, but whilst we waited for our property to sell, the entire focus of our life became about money: How could we keep making mortgage repayments on a reduced income? How much work could we take on to cover the mortgage and our essential living expenses? It was a difficult time, and with hindsight, a guaranteed and quick sale – the likes of which National Residential offer – could have been a good option for us”
This is a real account from a member of the National Residential team, and highlights the stress that a house sale – particularly one that has been imposed on you for negative financial reasons – can have on a family.
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Modern Estate Agents
At present, only 5% of Residential Properties sold in the UK every year are sold via online Estate Agencies (Which), but in a world where we are increasingly shopping, saving, working and communicating digitally via the internet, whether you access the internet from a fixed terminal at home or work or, like 68% of the UK’s population in 2014, via a mobile phone or tablet ‘on the go’ (source: Ons.gov.uk ), this figure is only going to rise!
National Residential have worked hard to embrace the modern, ‘digital’ Estate Agency ideal of 24/7 clear and simple access to properties for sale, regardless of whether you are at home or on the move. With National Residential, you can bid on a property 24 hours a day from the comfort of your PC, iPad, Tablet or Smartphone. (Modern Estate Agents)
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How can we sell your house fast?
If you are looking to sell a property quickly – whether it is your family home or an investment property – National Residential are here to help you!
For those looking for an urgent sale, National Residential hold a dedicated ‘Home Purchase Fund’ that could be used to purchase your property for up to 80% Market Value in just 7 days. There are no additional legal fees or Estate Agency Fees to pay, and the money could be in your bank account 7 days later if you qualify for this service and agree to the price we offer. For more information, Sell House Fast
If you have a little longer to spare and would like to receive 100% Market Value for your property, then our 28-day online property auction service could work for you. National Residential currently offer two different 28-day sale options:
1 28-Day Fixed Price Sale – with ZERO Fees. If you choose this option, we will agree a Fixed Price with you to include all your legal fees and any estate agency fees. We sell your property for a higher price to an investor who pays our fee and all your fees (including any fees for lease extensions), and on completion you receive the agreed Fixed Price with no deductions for any fees whatsoever (apart from your mortgages of course!).
2 28-Day 100% Market Value Sale. If you choose this option, you pay your own fees. You set a minimum Reserve price for your property and our job is to beat it! Assuming we achieve or beat your Reserve Price, then we agree a sale and on completion, you pay all your own legal fees and you pay us a commission fee of 2.5% + VAT (min £3995 + VAT). From our commission we also pay the local estate agents fees.
All properties sold via our 28-day House Sale options are advertised on property portals such as RightMove and Zoopla, as well as through local Estate Agents and on our very own Auction Platform (view current properties for sale here: http://properties.national-residential.co.uk/Index.aspx). As a result, your property is advertised to a huge range of potential buyers so that we can get the very best price. National Residential is also registered with the Property Ombudsman, so you can trust that all of our processes are honest and transparent. So what have you got to lose?
Call us today on 01244 757152 or 0800 612 3694 and find out how we can help you to sell your home, fast, and for the best possible price.