How It Works

Sell your house quickly and easily to Yes Homebuyers.

Read on to find out exactly how selling your home to us works.

What to expect

A sale to Yes Homebuyers is about first-class service.

We’re here to get you moving quickly and efficiently, with minimal stress, and maximum satisfaction and control.

If you sell your home to us you'll skip the viewings, skip the hassle, and keep complete control over your moving timeline.

Read more about each of these 5 stages (Enquiry, Valuation, Offer, Solicitors, and Completion) below:

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Speak with our team

First, complete our online form or call in.

We’ll have a chat with you about your home then get some information about when you’re looking to move.

We’ll discuss some rough figures with you, and if you're potentially happy with them we'll arrange a free valuation for you.

Full valuation

We’ll arrange for two local estate agents to visit your home at your convenience.

They’ll complete valuation reports, get a few photographs for us, and send us their findings.

In the mean time, we’ll also be completing our own thorough research using online tools and data.

Making our formal offer

Next, we work through all the feedback from the valuation process and determine our offer.

We’ll call you to make our offer, and can talk through the valuation feedback too.  

Our offers are free and there’s no obligation – meaning you're in control. If you're not happy with the price, simply reject our offer.

Progressing your sale

If you decide to accept our offer then it’s time to instruct the solicitors. (We cover your legal fees, so don’t worry about costs).

You can use your own solicitor if you have one. Alternatively, we can recommend you to a solicitor who we know can work fast, and will help make the whole process easy.

There’s a little paperwork to fill out at the start of the process (give us a call if you need help), then we take care of the rest.

Completion day

On the completion date you’ve picked funds will be transferred over to your solicitor.

They’ll settle your mortgage (if you have one), then pay the rest of the funds over to you.  

The money will reach your account the same day and a local estate agent will meet you to collect keys – and that’s it. Done!

1. Enquiry

Speak with our team

First, complete our online form or call in.

We’ll have a chat with you about your home then get some information about when you’re looking to move.

We’ll discuss some rough figures with you, and if you're potentially happy with them we'll arrange a free valuation for you.

2. Valuation

Full Valuation

We’ll arrange for two local estate agents to visit your home at your convenience.

They’ll complete valuation reports, get a few photographs for us, and send us their findings.

In the mean time, we’ll also be completing our own thorough research using online tools and data.

3. Offer

Making our formal offer

Next, we work through all the feedback from the valuation process and determine our offer.

We’ll call you to make our offer, and can talk through the valuation feedback too.

Our offers are free and there’s no obligation – meaning you're in control. If you're not happy with the price, simply reject our offer.

4. Solicitors

Progressing your sale

If you decide to accept our offer then it’s time to instruct the solicitors. (We cover your legal fees, so don’t worry about costs).

You can use your own solicitor if you have one. Alternatively, we can recommend you to a solicitor who we know can work fast, and will help make the whole process easy.

There’s a little paperwork to fill out at the start of the process (give us a call if you need help), then we take care of the rest.

5. Completion

Completion day

On the completion date you’ve picked, funds will be transferred over to your solicitor.

They’ll settle your mortgage (if you have one), then pay the rest of the funds over to you.

The money will reach your account the same day and a local estate agent will meet you to collect keys – and that’s it. Done!

It's as easy as that.
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Yes Homebuyers vs
Estate Agent sale

Most house sales take place the traditional way – with a high-street or online estate agent.

You’ll list your home for sale with them then they’ll try and find you a buyer.

You may get the best price this way, but it comes with its pitfalls too. (Usually a long, uncertain, and stressful sale).

There are a few smart things we do at Yes Homebuyers to help you bypass the hassles and enjoy an easy, guaranteed and quick sale instead.

We'll make you an offer quickly

We'll complete when you're ready

No contracts - change your mind any time

No fees, we cover legal costs

No viewings or chains

We buy your house as-is

Traditional Home Sale

Wait for viewings and offers (then hope it doesn't fall through)

No control over how long solicitors will take

Lengthy contracts - can't withdraw (even if agent underperforms)

Agent fees and legal fees amount to £000s

Viewings at inconvenient times, many will be in chains

House needs to be at its best to impress viewers

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How do we make home sales just work?

A traditional home sale takes months - and many can take much longer.

So how do we make it so easy?

By rebuilding the process from the ground up with these 6 fundamental changes, we've made home sales work on your terms:

We're your buyer

We buy from you directly. (Meaning no estate agents, no waiting for viewings, no haggling over offers, no unqualified buyers, and no chains)

We offer quickly

No waiting weeks or months for viewings or serious offers. We conduct our in-depth valuation, then make you an offer quickly.

Financing ready

We’ve got financing in place, so no waiting around for buyers with slow mortgage applications (or their own house to sell).

The best solicitors

We have long-standing relationships with fast solicitors who are proactive and do everything by email (no snail mail).

Experienced team

We take out insurance policies to sidestep many of the common problems that hold up normal sales and cause complications.

Tailored service

We communicate with you throughout the process, meaning you’re always up to date and in control, and any issues are flagged and resolved quickly.

Want more detail?

The rest of this page answers the four questions we’re asked most by home sellers - starting with how we value your home.

How do we value your home?

If you’re happy with the “ballpark” figure we discuss on the first phone call with you then we’ll do a free, no-obligation valuation on your home. From this, we can make our formal offer.

How does the valuation process work?

  1. We'll arrange for two of your local high street estate agents to visit the property at a time to suit you.
  2. They'll each send us a thorough report on the property, along with a few photographs.
  3. We'll review the feedback and do our own in-depth online research.
  4. Then we'll contact you to go through the feedback, and make our formal offer.

This all takes place within as little as 1-2 days of your call to us.

It can sometimes be longer depending on the availability of local estate agents, but we’ll always book them in quickly and get our offer to you as soon as possible.

Why do we use valuations from local estate agents?

There are so many tools available online and so much data that we could value a home without anyone leaving their desk.

The valuation would be good, but not perfect.

Imperfect valuations lead to lower, more cautious offers. And we don’t want that.

We want to offer you the best price we possibly can – meaning we need the best valuation we can possibly get.

The local expertise we need only comes from local estate agents. Ones who have been valuing and selling properties in an area for years.

It’s the online tools and data combined with local knowledge and experience that produce our valuations.

Fair and impartial

The other major benefit is that the agents are independent from us. This ensures fair, neutral, impartial valuations.

How much do we offer?

We buy your home from you at a discount to its full value.

This enables us to give you a certain, stress-free sale, get it done on your timescales, and guarantee you expert support throughout.

Cost savings

Although you get a higher headline price when you sell with a local estate agent, you’ll make significant cost savings in a sale to Yes Homebuyers.

These  cost savings help to offset the lower price.

By the time you’ve waited months for a buyer, accepted a lower offer than you wanted, paid estate agent fees and solicitors fees, and made repairs on your home (or even dropped the price after the survey), our guaranteed offer could be much better value than you might think.

Example offer comparison

This table gives a handy illustration of how our offer compares to a sale on the open market, based on a property worth £150,000.

Selling to
Selling via
Estate Agent
Property value (example)
Selling process

£150,000

£150,000

Offer amount
Average number of viewings
Average time to sell

£147,000

£124,500

6-12 months?

0 viewings

21 days

10+ viewings?

Costs incurred
Estate agent fees
Solicitors fees

£3,750

Repairs and redecoration

£1,200

Price reduced after survey

£1,500

Holding costs
Mortgage payments

£2,500

Council tax & utilities
Final amount you receive

£4,000

£2,000

£124,500

£132,050

Dates to suit you

No hassle

No fees

Long waits

Stress

No control

It costs nothing to find out what we may be able to offer on your home – so call now. There’s no endless viewings, no waiting around and no tedious chains – just a quick, convenient sale where you choose the completion date to suit you.

How do I know I'll get what you offer?

As soon as you accept our offer we’ll send a non-refundable £1,000 deposit straight over to your solicitor.

If we were to change the offer or move the goal posts in any way, the £1,000 is released to you and it’s yours.

Guarantee and £1,000 deposit

Why would we give you a guarantee, and pay you a £1,000 deposit that we’d lose if we changed the price?

Because what we offer is what we pay.

We wouldn’t put £1,000 on the line if our offer wasn’t what we intended paying, or if we were going to mess you around.

The guarantee is here for you, it keeps you in control, and gives you complete peace of mind.

Ts & Cs

The only rare exception is where serious and unanticipated results come up on the survey that make the property unmortgageable – such as subsidence for example.

In most cases if your home has an issue like this, you’ll already know. Just make sure you disclose any potential issues to us when we value your home.

How does Yes Homebuyers make a profit?

When you sell to Yes Homebuyers you get a swift, certain and convenient house sale, and save on many of the costs associated with a traditional sale.

The only drawback is that we buy your home at a discount to its full value.

We step into your shoes as the new seller

Once we’ve bought your home, we effectively step into your shoes as the new seller.

So, to make our money, we now deal with the long, complicated, stressful and drawn-out sale you were hoping to avoid!

By going through the lengthy process and selling the house for its full value, the company makes a profit.

Examples

As a transparent business, we believe you should know how we stand to gain from your sale to us – so we’ve provided an in-depth article here:

Read more about our company profits and costs here.

More questions? Visit our FAQs page.

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