Sell your house in Derby Fast

Located on the banks of the River Derwent in Derbyshire, between Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford, Derby is a wonderful place to set up home. Just 15 miles west of Nottingham and 35 miles east of Stafford, Derby is popular with commuters seeking proximity to larger cities without whopping property prices. Derby is also home to the second largest aero-engine manufacturer in the world, and is a hub for transport manufacturing, which means the city’s job market is booming. If you’re hoping to sell your house fast in Derby and you want to do it fast, we here at Good Move can help you every step of the way. In 21 days or less we can buy your home in Derby, and we’ll cover all the legal fees and eliminate the hassle of dealing with house chains.

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If you’re considering moving to Derby to make the most of its transport links, cultural life and vibrant history, on the other hand, then we’ve gathered all the information you’ll need in order to make the move. Our handy guide gives you the lowdown on the best places to live and things to do in Derby, plus an overview of the average costs of living there.

Average costs for Derby

  • Monthly travel pass: £53
  • Cappuccino: £2.49
  • Pint of beer: £3.50
  • Three course meal for two people: £50
  • Monthly gym membership: £30

Best areas to live in Derby

Derby is right on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, so no matter where you choose to settle down, you’ll always be close to nature. 

Derby city centre

With average property prices of just £192,227 and terraced properties selling for £116,500, Derby city centre is a really affordable place to live. Yet on top of the low-cost living that it offers, central Derby is a great place to call home because you’ll never be more than a stone’s throw from fashionable restaurants, bars and cafes, historic sites like Derby Cathedral, and the beautiful banks of Derby River and its gardens. A place better suited to those who like a busy atmosphere than those seeking a rural setting, central Derby has everything you could wish for and more. 


11 miles north-west of central Derby sits Allestree, an affluent suburb packed with striking historical buildings like Allestree Hall and St. Edmund’s Church. Buying a home in Allestree isn’t cheap, with property prices averaging at around £301,163, but the area’s parks and green spaces, amenities and beautiful homes make up for the slightly higher cost of living.


Wilmorton is a suburb of Derby, situated between Ostmaston and Alvaston, and being only 2.7 miles south-east of central Derby it is ideally situated for commuters travelling there to work or study. With affordable property prices, a large recreation ground and plenty of local amenities, Wilmorton also appeals to families and professionals working in one of the many nearby businesses and shops.

Rose Hill

With property prices in Rose Hill averaging at a reasonable £188,444, it is one of Derby’s most affordable suburbs. Sitting just 1.5 miles south of Derby city centre, it is an ideal location to set up home if you would prefer to walk or cycle to work, rather than have the hassle of a long commute. On top of that, Rose Hill is highly sought after because it is bordered on its south side by the A5111 and the Peartree train station, and because it has a nice ratio of parklands and handy amenities. 


A suburban village 3.3 miles north-west of central Derby, Markeaton is a suburban picture-postcard village that is more green spaces and scenic landscapes than residential streets. Home to Markeaton Lake, Markeaton Park Craft Village, a play centre and a garden centre, Markeaton offers a more tranquil life. A picturesque spot for families and retirees to live, Markeaton promises rural peace and quiet, along with proximity to the vibrancy of Derby.

Things to do in Derby

Whilst the breath-taking scenery will no doubt occupy a lot of your time, there are so many other things to see and do in Derby too!

Take a stroll through Markeaton Park

A family favourite all year round, Markeaton Park boasts 207 acres of green space, and also has a boating lake, sporting facilities, kids’ play areas and a craft village for visitors to enjoy. One of the most visited parks in the entirety of the UK, Markeaton Park is located just over two miles north-west of Derby city centre, and can be easily reached by car via Kedleston Road. The perfect place for a summer picnic or a full day out, this park is one of Derby’s most picturesque spots.

Sip some craft beer on a brewery tour

If you’re a craft beer aficionado, a member of CAMRA, or perhaps just someone with a taste for the best beers in the country, it’s unlikely you won’t have already tasted what Derby has to offer. But if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat with a brewing tour hosted by Derby Brewing Company. Not only will you learn all about the brewing process through which your favourite tipples are made, but you’ll get some tasty samples, some good grub, and some beer to take home with you!

Get cultured at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery

The best place in Derby for arts lovers and culture vultures, the Derby Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the city centre, just a short walk from the bus station. With an array of permanent displays and exhibitions on local, natural and military history, plus the Joseph Wright Gallery, you’ll never be short of things to see and learn at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. As if that isn’t enough, entry is free, so a visit to this museum is a sure-fire way to have affordable, family-friendly fun. 

Take a Derby River Boat ride 

If you want a relaxing ride in which you can soak up some sun and scenery, then a boat ride on the River Derwent is exactly what you need. Sit back and relax on a peaceful 45-minute cruise, taking you north up to Darley Abbey before heading back to Exeter Bridge. Audio commentary will teach you about local wildlife and the river, and kids will be kept busy with on-board activities and games.

Get competitive at Paradise Island Adventure Golf

If golfing is your thing but you’re not sure the kids would enjoy joining you down the golf club, this 14,000 square foot adventure golf course is the next best thing, with two 18-hole tropical-themed golf courses to choose from. If you choose the Shark Bay course, you’ll take a journey through an abandoned shipwreck, sea caves, a beach and a castaway camp, ending up along a jungle path. Play the Mermaid Rock course, however, and you’ll pass the monkey temple on your way to the lost lagoon and the spice market.

The Good Move difference...

Are you looking for an easy way to sell your house in Derby fast? If the answer is yes, we’re on hand to help. You can receive a free, no-obligation cash offer on your property in just 24 hours by filling in the online form above. After that, we’ll make a final offer on your house once we’ve carried out an appraisal, and from there we’ll have your sale completed within 21 days.


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7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300
7 days to completion

Estate Agents

3-6 Months to completion
AVG Market Value£100,000£100,000
Final agreed price after survey£80,000£92,500
Estate agent fees (2% VAT)£0£2,200
Mortgage Payments£0£4,780
Solicitor fees (£1,000 + VAT)£0£1,200
Bills and Repairs£50£1,800
Final Price To Be Paid To The Customer£79,950£81,300

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  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

Here at Good Move, we’re proud to provide a service that you can rely on. But don’t just take our word for it! The most regulated quick house sale buyer on the market, we are accredited by The Property Ombudsman, as well as the NAPB and the RICS. Not only that, but we’ve recently been added to the list of estate agents approved by the NAEA. Our services are among the most efficient and trustworthy in the UK, so sit back and relax while we do all the hard work for you.

How to sell your house fast in Derby

If you’re looking to sell your house in Derby, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you want to sell your property in Derby to prevent repossession, to make some money on a house you’ve inherited, or to buy your next home without wasting time on house chains, we are here to help. Regardless of your property’s condition or its location, we can buy it within 21 days and, depending on individual circumstances, we could even buy it within as little as seven days.


Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the fastest way to sell my house in Derby?

    Using a direct cash house buyer like Good Move is the best way to sell your house in Derby fast. Our funds are ready and waiting to purchase your house at any time, and within 21 days the sale will be completed.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    Most of our sales complete within 21 days, but if you’re in a real bind and the situation is desperate, we may even be able to buy your house in Derby within as little as seven days.

  • What areas in Derby do you buy houses?

    Whether your house is in central Derby or on its outskirts, or it is somewhere in between, we will buy it.

  • Can I get an online quote to sell my house fast?

    Yes! Once you’ve filled out our online form you’ll be sent a free, no-obligation cash offer on your house in Derby in 24 hours.

  • How long does it take to sell a house in 2021?

    Using the traditional estate agent sales route, your house in Derby would probably take between three and six months to sell. If you use Good Move, however, we can buy your house in as little as seven days.