We buy property in London in any condition
Blog Archives

How To Sell Your House Fast

Molae Properties provide a quick property buying service at a fair trade price. We cut to the chase and look beyond the condition and décor of the property and we have the finance in place to act quickly. Click here to find out why you should use our sell house fast service.  However, if you want to try and sell through an estate agent or a private sale website here are a few tips to help sell your property quickly:

1 Declutter your house. This will help to make the house look bigger, cleaner and more appealing to any prospective buyer.

2 Give the walls a coat of paint. This will help the property look fresher and in good order. Use neutral colours to give a sense of space and light and appeal to a wider audience of buyers.

3 De personalise your home. Remove dark colours from walls, you may like the aubergine lounge but many people will not! Also it is advisable to remove some photos and personal items as these detract from the actual house. A key factor in selling your property quickly is to get the buyers to imagine that they are going to be living there and this is difficult to do when surrounded by your life history.

4 Kerb appeal. Lucky enough to have a garden? Cut the hedge or grass, pull out the weeds and add some coloured flowers to give a good first impression. The front of the house is an advert in itself hence the reason estate agents are keen to put their “For Sale” sign up.

5 Front door and hall way. Also important in terms of first impression is the entrance to a property. This “sets the tone” of the rest of the property. Ensure the area is freshly painted, clean and welcoming. Remove the pile of junk mail that accumulates on a daily and perhaps hang a mirror to create a sense of space and light.

6 Spring clean the house. Such a simple thing to do to help sell a property quickly but amazing how many people don’t do this. A clean house presents so much better. Ideally have the carpets cleaned so the house looks and smells nice, particularly if it is a smoking household or you have pets. Having the windows cleaned will instantly make the house feel brighter and smarter.

7 Bathroom. The bathroom is a crucial room in the house as if a buyer doesn’t like it they will automatically factor in a significant reduction in the price to install a totally new, clean one. Scrub it, remove obsolete lotions and potions, old tooth brushes and shower curtains. Put in fresh colourful towels, and a neutral shower curtain.

8 Kitchen. As with the bathroom this is a crucial room in the house to get right as buyers will often factor in ripping it out and starting again if they don’t like what is there already. All the rules apply. Declutter, paint, clean and ensure all cupboard doors work properly and the cooker is presentable. Finally, ensure all washing and drying up is done on viewing days. A dirty sink area is very off-putting.

9 Lighting. If the viewings are on a grey day switch the lights on to make the house more welcoming and ensure all the curtains and blinds are open.

Following these simple steps can really help sell property quickly. However, depending on your circumstances in todays market securing a quick sale through traditional means may not be the best option. Molae Properties provide a sell house fast service tailored to your requirements. Our clients situations range from those simply looking to sell property quickly to those who are relocating or facing repossession. An agreement can be reached within 24 hours and concluded in a matter of days. Plus we can offer flexible terms to suit your needs such as delayed completion dates.

Visit our testimonials page and the FAQ’s to see how our service works in practice. Alternatively please call freephone number 0800 634 5892 to discuss your situation in more detail.  You may also find it useful to consult some of our articles below for more tips and advice on how to sell your property quickly.


Top five reasons to sell your house for cash

Sell your house for Cash: £5 pound note and coins

There are plenty of reasons why it’s beneficial to sell your house for cash. If you’re still sitting on the fence and unsure about taking this property selling route, here’s a guide to the top five reasons why selling for cash is a good move, both for your bank balance and your peace of mind.

 1. Selling your house for cash is quick and speedy

Compared to going down the traditional route of listing your property with an estate agent, having it marketed to potential buyers, having multiple views and then, hopefully, accepting offers on it, selling your house for cash is a far speedier option. Amazingly, you could even be exchanging contracts within as little as 24 hours!

Read More


Five reasons to sell your house fast

Five colourful stones, Five reasons to sell you house fast

People sell properties for a vast number of reasons, but sometimes there are common threads involved in the reasons why you might need to sell your house fast. Here are five popular factors involved in this decision and a look at why the fast route can offer the best decision in certain circumstances.

1. Debt and financial issues

No-one ever plans to get into debt or face financial difficulties, but sadly sometimes these things happen. If your income has dropped unexpectedly, you’ve lost your job, are finding it hard to keep up with the cost-of-living in your current property or you’ve got lots of debts piling up, then selling your house fast can be the perfect solution.

If you put your head in the sand and try and ignore the situation, the chances are you’ll lose control over it and could end up with having your house re-possessed.

If you instead choose to tackle your debt and financial issues head on, by opting to sell your house fast, you remain in control.

Read More


Beware Property Cash Buying Companies: tips and advice

Beware Property Cash Buying Companies

Introduction to Property Cash Buying Companies

Property cash buying companies have been around for a little over ten years.  It is still a relatively new industry and it remains unregulated.  As with most industries there is a mixed bag of participants ranging from the genuine professional companies to the rogue operators.  A genuine property cash purchasing company will provide a guaranteed property purchase within mutually agreed timescales.  The purchase should be hassle free, stress free and minimise inconvenience to the vendor.  The agreed timescales may vary from just a few days to several months depending on the vendors requirements.

Whilst all companies market a “cash purchasing service” not all of  them actually deliver the service they claim to be providing.   Some will lock you into agreements to prevent you from selling your property elsewhere whilst offering no guarantee that they will buy your property.  These agreements are usually called option agreements.  It is important to stress that there is nothing wrong or illegal with an option agreement.  They can provide a very workable solution for all parties.  They are used across many different industries and are a recognised contract agreement.  However, as with any legal agreement the devil is in the detail as to whether it will work for you!

Read More



Selling Rental Property in London During 2017: Top Tips and Tricks

Selling Rental Property in London - Molae Properties - image of houses on residential street in London

Since Brexit, the state of the London property market has been a concern for both property buyers and sellers alike. There are still a number of risks for anyone who may be considering selling a rental property during the coming year. We will first take a look at some of the predictions that experts are making in regards to housing prices. Then, we will offer a few very targeted suggestions that will help you obtain the best value for your efforts. With a bit of forethought and knowledge, you can be confident that you’ll be able to make the most informed decisions when they matter the most.

Read More



Property Chain Collapse: Why it Happens and Possible Solutions

Property Chain Collapse image of dominoes -Molae Properties

Although property chains are very common in the house-buying process, they can often be frustratingly slow. However, the worst-case scenario is when the property chain collapses or breaks down completely. This results in the seller (and potentially the buyer) having to return to “square one” in terms of the entire transaction. This can cause problems; particularly for those who are looking to sell their home or flat quickly. Let’s  look at some of the main causes of a property chain collapse as well as some potential remedies.

Read More


Our Quick Guide to the Lease Extension Process

Our Guide to the Lease Extension Process - Molae Propertie - Image of a contract and padlock

Selling a leasehold flat can be challenging; particularly when you have less than 80 years left on your existing leasehold. The main issue is that the value of your home or property will begin to lose value as the time period of the lease reduces. Buyers can find it difficult to get a mortgage from lenders and in turn, you could be left in a frustrating situation. However, you should be able to apply for a lease extension of an additional 90 years. So let’s look at the lease extension process in greater detail.

Read More


Latest testimonial

The sale of my property was well managed with regular communication and advice and support provided throughout the process.  The company also provided legal support through one of their panel solicitors which was professional friendly and reassuring during what was a complex sale.  They are trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to sell their property.  Thank you for making this a much easier process.
R. Mangal, Leyton, London, E10

Cityscape