How to make your park home move hassle-free!
Industry specialists Quickmove Properties offers a specialist Park Home Buying Service designed to find customers their ideal park and plot from a nationwide residential park network. Based on buyer requirements, Quickmove can shortlist parks, arrange viewings and deal with park owners on behalf of customers to put together a great deal.
As Quickmove’s name suggests, the company can fast-track turnaround times by offering its property part-exchange scheme. This also allows park home buyers to proceed with speed and certainty using the funds from selling their existing property. In essence, Quickmove would buy their existing home to remove the worry of selling it in an increasingly tough open market.
Avoid open market uncertainty
Quickmove reports that many of its customers have real concerns over house prices falling while they’re trying to sell their home, which in turn jeopardises the park home purchase. Indicators from property websites Rightmove and Zoopla suggest that the housing market in 2018 will be tough, with price reductions in key areas of London and the south and for ‘top of the ladder’ family-sized properties.
Such uncertainty explains why more and more downsizers use Quickmove’s part-exchange service. It helps people free up capital in their existing bricks-and-mortar property to guarantee their park home purchase, worry-free.
“If we hadn’t used part exchange with Quickmove we probably wouldn’t have moved”
When Tony and Karen Shipper from Kent decided to semi-retire to a residential park at Herne Bay in 2017 their biggest concern was having to sell their own home in the required timescale. However, the park put them in touch with Quickmove who offered to buy their property, leading to a completion on their park home purchase just five weeks later.
Tony explained how it worked: “Quickmove arranged for two estate agents to come to value the property. We were very happy with the offer made and we accepted it. A week later a surveyor visited and Quickmove called to say everything was going ahead for completion.”
Karen, a part-time mortgage adviser, added: “The offer from Quickmove was below market value but very realistic for what we were expecting and, if we hadn’t used part-exchange with Quickmove, we probably wouldn’t have even moved. The property market around us has been very difficult and there’s huge uncertainty over prices.”
Part exchange brings speed and certainty to your park home transaction
Selling using quickmove’s part exchange service
- Completion typically within 2-4 weeks
- No up-front costs for you to find
- You only need to show your house to two estate agents
- Knowing the sale is guaranteed gives peace of mind
- Quickmove even provides a licence to occupy, so you can move out at your leisure (up to two weeks)
- Security and certainty of a transaction that’s guaranteed
Selling on the open market
- Uncertain timescales, average 10-14 weeks to complete
- Vendor usually needs to fund legal and survey fees
- Lots of viewings to manage
- Completion day hassles and delays are common place
- Moving all on the same day can be very stressful
- Unexpected outcomes such as gazundering breeds uncertainty