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How to be a cash house buyer in 2020

Coming to the property table as a cash buyer has huge advantages, and Open Property can help you achieve that status in less than a week.

If you didn’t have musician Ed Sheeren down as a property mogul, it’s time to change your thinking. The Gallway Girl singer has amassed a property empire worth an estimated £57 million and even more astonishingly, Ed is reported to have paid for his entire portfolio using cash.

Cash in your bank within 7 days

Being a cash buyer carries many advantages, as we discuss later, but did you know becoming a cash buyer isn’t a property privilege reserved for the rich. Every homeowner can take advantage of money in the bank when they sell their property to us, as Open Property is an authorized direct cash buyer.

Sellers using our cash purchase service will need to factor in paying off any mortgage on their current property when working out how much money they can bank but those who are equity rich - or need to top up savings with fresh cash in order to buy an onwards property - can hugely benefit from a direct sale to us.

Gain control & flexibility

Those who are unsure about their next property move often sell to Open Property to gain control and flexibility over their future. In the current climate, many homeowners are selling their property directly to us to gain quick access to liquids assets. They can settle any debts, bank any profit and rent a property while they wait for the economic and/or property market to work in their favour – often becoming a cash buyer themselves in the future.

Be prepared for extra checks

Estate agents have to adhere to stringent Anti-Money Laundering laws so they need to take the appropriate steps to protect themselves and any property seller they are acting for when someone presents themselves as a cash buyer. As a cash buyer, you will need to provide photographic ID and proof of your cash reserve by way of a bank statement, as a minimum.

The agent will want to know the source of your funds as it will, most likely, run in to hundreds of thousands of pounds but as Open Property is a cash property buyer registered with the National Association of Property Buyers and the Property Ombudsman, we can provide you with a legitimate and valid source of cash funds, with supporting transactional and legal paperwork accepted by estate agents.

Don’t skip crucial steps

Selling to Open Property is often chosen for its speed but don’t be tempted to cut corners when buying another residence with the cash the sale generates. You must instruct a solicitor and get them to carry out all the checks that a mortgage lender would normally undertake, including Local Authority, regulated drainage & water and Land Registry Title Plan searches. Your solicitor should also check there is no formal management company in place.

Also ask the estate agent selling the property how long the current owner has lived there. If it is 6 months or less, ensure you find out why they are moving on so quickly. Don’t forget to commission a survey that’s appropriate for the age and construction of the property you want to buy.

5 advantages to being a cash house buyer

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You can request a free cash offer today – we just need the property’s address. If you’d like to know more about Open Property and selling your property to us now to become a cash buyer in the future, get in touch. Don’t forget, we’ll pay your legal bill and cover the cost of your EPC, plus there are no agency fees to pay as you’re dealing directly with us.

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The service I received from Open Property Group was very helpful and considerate of my personal circumstances. A thank you to Jason for arranging a cash advance prior to exchanging contracts, and a lump sum when we exchanged. This was a really big help.‎ Your company is simply the best.

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Efficient, friendly and fair. From sold to exchanged in less than 6 weeks using OPG. We couldn’t fault the service. A professional service that any seller should use. If we had more property we’d definitely use them again!

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The open property group recently purchased a property through my agency and found them to be excellent buyers that were able to exchange contracts within one week at the agreed price. I would highly recommend this company.

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