Different Ways to Sell A Property

Selling a property can be as daunting as it is exciting. With a myriad of options available, as a homeowner, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the choices and the processes involved.

Whether you’re looking to sell quickly, aiming to get the best possible price, or simply want a hassle-free transaction, understanding the different avenues for selling your property is crucial.

Let’s explore the various methods you can employ to sell your property, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your goals.

Traditional Estate Agents

One of the most common ways to sell a home in the UK is through an estate agent. They offer a full service, which typically includes:

  • Valuing your home
  • Marketing it for you
  • Conducting viewings
  • Negotiating with buyers
  • Guiding you through the process


Selling your home at auction is a great option when looking for the best way to sell a property quickly. Auctions are suitable for properties that may not sell easily on the traditional market, like those in need of renovation.

The process of putting your home up for auction is relatively straightforward: your home is advertised before the auction takes place, and anyone interested in the home can view it.

On the day of the auction, competitive bidding can help drive up the price. However, it’s important to set a realistic price to ensure you don’t sell for less than you’re willing to accept.

The main advantage of selling your home at auction is the speed. Once the hammer falls, the buyer is legally committed to the purchase, with completion usually within 28 days.

Part Exchange

Part exchange is an option typically offered by new home developers, where they buy your current home as part of the deal for you to purchase one of their new properties. This can remove the uncertainty and delays associated with selling on the open market.

Part exchanging your home can be a convenient and stress-free way to sell, especially if you’re looking to buy a new build.  Take a look at our part exchange scheme for further details.

Sell to a Cash Buyer or Home Buying Company

For those who prefer to take full control of the selling process, there’s the option to sell your home yourself.

This means no estate agent fees and direct communication with potential buyers. You’ll need to be prepared to handle every aspect of the sale, from marketing to negotiating and dealing with solicitors.

While this is a cheap option to sell your property, choosing to sell your own home can be time-consuming and challenging if you have no experience in the property market.

You’ll also need to find ways to advertise your property effectively to potential buyers.

Assisted Sale

An assisted sale is a partnership with a company that helps you sell your home.

They will usually manage the sale process, invest in any necessary refurbishments to increase the property’s value, and then share the additional profit once the home is sold.

Assisted sale is a good middle ground if your home needs work before it can be sold but don’t have the funds to invest in renovations.

However, you’ll need to carefully consider the terms of each agreement to ensure it’s beneficial for you.

Hopkins Homes offers its own ‘MoveEasy‘ scheme.  We don’t help with renovations, but the scheme helps save you time, money and stress by letting us manage the sale of your existing home.

Lease Options

Leasing your home is an agreement where a buyer rents your property with the option to purchase it in the future.

This can provide you with a regular income until the sale is complete and can be appealing to buyers who need time to secure financing.

While lease options offer flexibility and a guaranteed sale price, they are relatively complex and less common.

It’s crucial to seek legal advice before considering leasing your property.


Selling your home is a huge decision, and unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Each method has its own advantages and drawbacks, and the right choice will depend on your specific needs and circumstances.

Whatever selling option you opt for, always do your research and consider all of the options available to you.

With careful planning and the right strategy, you can navigate the UK property market and achieve a successful solution to sell your home.

If you’d like to discuss our part exchange or MoveEasy schemes, get in touch with one of our sales consultants, we’re always happy to help.