A faster alternative to auctions

Have you been considering selling your property at auction? Vivo offers a faster and more secure alternative.

We offer 85% of the market value of your home in return for a quick, secure sale, in as little as 7 days. Contact us for your no-obligation offer.

Regain control, avoid viewing days and sell free of costs. Compare Vivo and auction sales below.

Vivo vs auctions

Avoid the risks and uncertainty of Auctions by selling to Vivo

Vivo
Auctions
✓ Quick sale - 2-3 weeks ✘ Average sale 2-3 months
✓ Full payment - as little as 1-3 weeks ✘ Full payment - minimum 2-3 months
✓ Price certainty of 85% of market value in exchange for a quick sale ✘ Uncertain price - risk of not selling
✓ Vivo covers all legal fees with no commissions ✘ Auctioneers fees, entry fees & solicitor costs
✓ No-obligation offer in 24h ✘ Uncertain - risk of no offer
✓ Private and discrete sale. No viewings ✘ No privacy or discretion, FOR SALE board, block viewings.
✓ Accept our formal offer and your sale is secure ✘Sale not guaranteed

Sell your property privately and securely

Why choose Vivo?

The difference between Vivo and auctions

How quickly can I sell my property?

  • Vivo

From the first contact until receipt of full funds can be as little as 1-3 weeks.

  • Auctions

From the first contact until receipt of full funds will take a minimum of 2-3 months, although the sale is not guaranteed.

How can Vivo buy so quickly?

  • Vivo

Vivo buys all properties with their own funds. No third parties or banks are involved. The process is simple and straightforward: Initial phone call, Initial offer package followed by RICS Valuation at the property. Formal Offer, Sale agreed and Solicitors who specialise in quick sales ensure the sale completes within the agreed timescales, as quickly as 7 days from acceptance formal offer. (2-3 weeks from first contact)

  • Auctions

Register your property with the Auction house minimum 1 month prior to Auction day so it can appear in the catalogue and so that block viewings can start. Successful Auction sale = exchange on the auction day and completion 28 days thereafter.

It is at the point of completion you will receive your funds. This mean from entering your property into action until receiving funds will take a minimum of 2 months.

How much are the legal fees for the sale of my property

  • Vivo

Vivo pays for all your legal fees connected to the sale

  • Auctions

When selling at auction, you will generally be liable to pay for your own legal fees. Legal fees are typically £850-£1,500 including VAT at 20%.

Is my sale 100% secure?

  • Vivo

Yes, you are in control of your sale. Price agreed is the figure you receive in full on your chosen date.

  • Auctions

No, there is no guarantee that you will sell your property at the auction. If your property does not meet your reserve price (minimum price), your property will remain unsold.

After auction sale is possible but may be sold in the traditional method meaning no immediate exchange and a longer completion date. You are not guaranteed a sale.

How much will the sale cost me in commission and other fees?

  • Vivo

When selling to Vivo, there is no commission or any other fee for you to pay.

  • Auctions

Commission: The auctioneers commission is around 2% – 2.5% + VAT of the final sale price and that’s only paid when the property successfully sells.

Entry fee: Most auctioneers request an upfront catalogue/entry fee of around £200 to £500 + VAT, but it may be possible to postpone payment until after the property has successfully sold.

Auction legal pack – The seller’s solicitor is responsible for preparing the auction legal pack at the cost of £200 or more, which is payable before the auction.

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Vivo Property Buyers is the trading name for Potrell London Ltd, The Ashridge Business Centre 121 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DJ.

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