How It Works

Selling to Yes Homebuyers is really straight forward.
Read on to see how we can buy your house so quickly

Selling to Yes Homebuyers is a simple 3-step process

Every homeowner shares the same unfortunate problem - it is incredibly difficult to sell your house. It takes a lot of time to sell, there’s a lot of uncertainty & anxiety, and there are lots and lots of fees. 

We set up Yes Homebuyers to give homeowners a solution to all these problems.

Our goal is to do one thing really well: buy your house fast. We guarantee to make you an offer quickly, giving you complete certainty. And there are absolutely no fees - we don’t charge you a penny, and the usual fees you do incur (legal costs etc) we cover for you.

If you decide to move forward a sell your house fast to Yes Homebuyers, then it's pretty much as simple as this:

 
Valuation Form & Offer

To get started with our house-buying service, call us free on 0800 133 7687, or enter your details on our online Offer Form. Within 60 seconds of speaking with one of our team in the buying department, we’ll give you a good idea of what our offer will be.

Solicitors get to work

If the figures discussed work for you, we’ll conduct a full valuation on your property at no cost to you, and with no obligation. You’ll generally receive our formal, under-written offer within 24 hours of valuation. If the offer is acceptable to you, we’ll instruct solicitors, and they’ll get to work.

The sale completes!

Our friendly team will be on hand to make sure the sale runs quickly and smoothly, and then on the day of completion the money hits your bank account, and we collect the keys. It really is as simple as that.
House Buying is what we do!

Valuation Form & Offer

To get started with our house-buying service, call us free on 0800 133 7687, or enter your details on our online Offer Form. Within 60 seconds of speaking with one of our team in the buying department, we’ll give you a good idea of what our offer will be.

Solicitors get to work

If the figures discussed work for you, we’ll conduct a full valuation on your property at no cost to you, and with no obligation. You’ll generally receive our formal, under-written offer within 24 hours of valuation. If the offer is acceptable to you, we’ll instruct solicitors, and they’ll get to work.

The sale completes!

Our friendly team will be on hand to make sure the sale runs quickly and smoothly, and then on the day of completion the money hits your bank account, and we collect the keys. It really is as simple as that.
House Buying is what we do!

This article goes a bit more in depth on each of those steps - we wrote this to outline exactly what happens if you decide to sell your house to us.

So, how does it all work?

Everything we do has been set up so we can satisfy our clients’ needs really fast. This is how we buy your house so fast:

  • We’re quick in determining how much we can offer (no putting the house on the market then waiting around for offers)
  • We can buy for cash (no waiting on slow mortgage applications)
  • We work with really fast solicitors - who do everything by email (no snail mail or waiting around)
  • We take insurances out for a lot of the common problems that cause big delays in normal sales (saving back-and-forth quibbles between solicitors)

We offer a quick and certain sale, the trade off is that we do pay a lower price than you’d get if you were willing to wait much longer, and perhaps secure a sale on the open market instead. If you’re interested in hearing how much we could offer you and how smoothly the process works, please read on.

 

What’s the first step?

We've made it as simple as possible. First, either give us a call or complete our online Offer Form so we can get a bit of information about your property. Our team of experienced property buyers will then do some quick online research on your home, then we’ll give you a call.

On this call we can give you a fairly accurate idea of the price that we’ll be able to pay for your home. If the figure works for you we begin moving forward towards making a formal offer on your home. If you don’t like the sound of the figure, then no problem – it was worth a quick call!

 

How do we make our formal offer?

With our offer you have no fees to pay whatsoever. There are no estate agent fees to pay, and we cover your legal fees.

The formal offer we make is based on the value of your property. So that we can quickly, accurately and fairly establish what your home is worth we rely on the opinions of local estate agents – ones in your area who you’ll be familiar with. By using local estate agents, a fair and accurate valuation is guaranteed.

Once we’ve collected the local estate agents’ feedback our team of underwriters will review the feedback and finalise our offer. The property buyer you’d spoken with originally will then be in touch to go through the feedback with you over the phone, and to make our offer. We’ll send the offer out to you in writing as well.

Beware that some house-buying companies do not follow this kind of formal valuation process. Instead, they like to send out a “sales rep” to try and convince you to sell your house to them for cheap. These pressure salesmen will often try and get you to sign a contract with them as well so that you can’t pull out of the sale if you change your mind (and so they can reduce the price later on!). Be very careful about dealing with a company who behaves in this way.

 

What happens if I accept your offer?

The first thing we’ll do is find out when you’d like the sale to complete. “Completion” is when you hand over the keys, and when the money hits your account – we become the legal owners of the property and you’ve officially sold it.

Some of our clients want the sale completed in a week, others want the sale to go through in many months’ time. Regardless of your desired timeframes, we take pride in making sure the sale goes through exactly when you want.

Once we’ve agreed a price and a completion date then solicitors will be instructed (remember, we pay your legal fees, so don’t worry about any costs). From here, our friendly team will be here to talk you through every step of the process through to completion.

 

  Some of our clients want the sale completed in a week, others want it to go through in many months time.

Whatever your circumstances, we'll work towards a completion date that suits you. 

The Legal Process

First of all, your solicitors will send you some paperwork to complete – just a set of simple questions asking about your property. You’ll just need to fill out the forms then send them back to your solicitor, along with some of your ID. You don’t need to send any of your original ID documents (like passports/driving licenses etc) in the post – you can have a certified copy made at any post office instead, and you’ll just send the photocopies instead.

Our team will be on hand to help talk you through any part of the process, in case you have any problems filling out the initial forms.

Once your solicitor receives your paperwork they’ll send a “contract pack” through to our solicitors. When that happens then the ball’s in our court, and our solicitors will work quickly to make sure we get the sale completed by the date you need.

 

Property Survey

While the solicitors are working through everything, we’ll have a survey done on the property. This is a requirement of our professional indemnity insurance, meaning that every house we buy must be surveyed.

The survey is done entirely at our own cost, and unlike many other companies and ordinary buyers, the survey is not used to “pick holes” in your property, or to find reasons to come back and reduce our offer.

The survey will be completed by a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), who will visit your property and then file a report with us shortly afterwards.

Only in some extremely rare circumstances have we received a survey report that has forced us to revise the offer we’ve made on a property. For example where a property is suffering from serious subsidence or other structural issues. Where this has happened to us in the past, in almost all instances the original seller has already been aware of the issue that was uncovered, but had avoided telling us about it.

Assuming there are no major defects with your property that you’re aware of, it's extremely unlikely that any issue will be found that'll affect the sale, or our offer.

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 Unlike with many ordinary buyers, our survey is not used to "pick holes" in your property or to find reasons to come back and reduce our offer.

And we only ever use independent surveyors who are members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). 

The run up to completion

Your solicitor will send you the final forms to sign and return. We’ll sign our forms as well, and we’ll send the money over to our solicitors.

On the day of completion we’ll arrange for you to meet one of the estate agents at the house again. They’ll give us a call from the house to confirm that you’ve moved out of the property, then we’ll call our solicitors and tell them to send the money over to your’s.

You’ll leave the estate agent with the keys then you’ll get a call from your solicitor shortly afterwards. They’ll let you know that the money is in their account, and that the sale has just completed! They’ll send the money through to you, and it’ll hit your account the same day.

That's it!

If it sounds a bit complicated, it really isn’t! We’re extremely experienced in buying your house quickly, and we have hundreds of happy clients all over the country. If it ever does get a bit complicated, our friendly team will be available all day every day to help you every step of the way.

If this sounds like something you might be interested, why not find out now how much we can offer? Give one of our buyers a call on 0800 133 7687 (freephone) or 0330 223 0178 (local rate) or complete our short Offer Form below. Once we have your details our team will take a look at your property, and one of the team will be in touch to discuss everything further.