Sell your house in Sunderland Fast

Once a hotbed for coalmining and shipbuilding, Sunderland now has plenty of job opportunities in the automotive (it’s home to a Nissan factory), IT, and financial services sectors, which entices many professionals to move up here. If you live in Sunderland and want to sell your home fast, then we can help. We can buy properties in as little as 7 days, regardless of the condition, so get in touch with us to find out more.

  • 1Start by entering your postcode
  • 2Receive a cash offer within 24 hours
  • 3Sell your house fast for cash

Simply fill out the form on the right with some basic property details, and you’ll get a free, no-obligation quote within 24 hours.

Get a free cash offer

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Whilst Sunderland has an industrial past, its vast green spaces, beautiful beaches, and modern city centre would have you thinking otherwise! With so many things to do, and its proximity to other northern cities such as Newcastle and Leeds, we wouldn’t blame you if you decided to make the move! Here, you can discover the average cost of living in Sunderland, as well as the best places to live, and the top things to do.

Average costs for Sunderland

  • Monthly transport pass: £80
  • Cappuccino: £2.45
  • Pint of beer: £3.50
  • Three course meal for two people: £42.50
  • Monthly gym membership: £31.25

Best areas to live in Sunderland

Located on the banks of the River Wear, Sunderland may be a compact city, but it has lots of great areas to live, with beautiful houses, at affordable prices.


Located just 1.5 miles south of Sunderland, Ashbrooke’s central location makes it popular with professional, commuters, and students alike. A lot of houses here are Victorian, with beautiful tree-lined streets, and average property prices of £159,554. Nearby Backhouse Park offers plenty of walking opportunities, and as it’s close to two metro stations, central Sunderland is easily reachable.


Boasting a beachside location, Seaburn is one of the most sought-after areas in all of Sunderland. Its Blue Flag beach is lined with traditional fish and chip shops, in addition to several amuseument arcades and playgrounds. The centre of Sunderland can be reached by car in less than 10 minutes, and the average property here sells for £208,739.


Situated directly to the north of Seaburn, Whitburn is popular with families due to the excellent schools in the area. Houses here tend to be quite large, and boast beautiful views of the cost. Because of this, they tend to be a bit pricier, with the average property costing £240,425. In addition to its coastal location, Whitburn is also home to a golf club, and Temple Memorial Park.


A popular residential area due to its proximity to both the city centre and the beach, the average property in Fulwell costs £162,916. There are a range of properties available here, including Victorian terraces, and larger semi and detached properties. Sea Road has lots of pubs and cafes, and with its own metro stop, you can get to Sunderland city centre in 10 minutes, and Newcastle in 25 minutes.

Thornhill Park

Located just outside the centre of Sunderland, and next to Ashbrooke, properties here are extremely affordable, at an average of £80,000. It’s home to Thornhill School Business & Enterprise College, which makes it a popular choice for families to relocate to.

Things to do in Sunderland

With much of its history in coalmining and shipbuilding, you can see Sunderland’s roots wherever you look. But its regenerated city centre shows that it’s also looking towards the future, and offering the best of both worlds, so be sure to explore everything Sunderland has to offer.

Relax at the beaches

With 12 beaches in total, there’s a whole lot of coastline to explore in this compact northern city. If it’s a classic British summer-themed beach you’re after, then you can’t go wrong with Roker and Seaburn beaches. Connected to each other, you can relax on the sandy shores, or enjoy a walk down the pier whilst sampling the delights from the many fish and chip shops.

Visit the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum is home to a load of local, regional and national artefacts, including the first Nissan car manufactured at its Sunderland factory, and a collection of paintings from L.S. Lowry. Once you’ve learnt about the history of Sunderland, head to the Winter Gardens, which boasts over 2,000 plants, and beautiful views of Mowbray Park.

Drive to Souter Lighthouse

Located 5.5 miles out of the city centre, Souter Lighthouse is well worth a visit. It shot to fame in 1871, when it was the first lighthouse that was designed to use alternating electronic currents. Whilst it was decommissioned in 1988, you can climb up to the top to enjoy the views, or simply admire the lighthouse on a nearby coastal walk.

Watch a game at The Stadium of Light

Home to Sunderland A.F.C., there’s no better way to watch a match than with 49,000 other football fans. As the 9th largest stadium in the country, whilst it’s predominantly used for football matches, some of the world’s biggest singers have performed here, including Beyonce, Oasis, Rhianna, and the Spice Girls.

Stroll through Herrington Country Park

The pit wheel in the Miners’ Memorial Garden aside, you’d have no idea that this park was built on an open-cast mine! Sprawling across 42 acres, there are plenty of walking and cycling trails to discover, in addition to a lake full of swans, a skatepark, and an adventure playground.

The Good Move difference...

Unlike a traditional estate agent, we won’t spring any hidden fees or agency costs on you if you decide to sell with us. If you use one of our own solicitors, we'll even cover any legal costs that crop up during the sale, or contribute £500 if you’re keen to use a solicitor of your choice. Your sale will be complete within just 3 weeks, or if you need fast access to the equity of your home, we can arrange for the purchase to be over and done with in 7 days.


Get in touch, and we'll provide you with a competitive quote within 24 hours.

How do we compare?

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

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

We’re officially the most regulated cash house buyer in the UK – and proud of it. We conform to regulations from independent bodies such as the National Association of Estate Agents, RICS and the NAPB. We’re also members of The Property Ombudsman – which is dedicated to resolving issues within the property sector, so you can be sure you’re in reputable hands.

How to Sell Your House Fast in Sunderland

Good Move purchases property all over Sunderland, whether your home is in the thriving city centre, a suburb like The Barnes and High Barnes, or in one of the surrounding villages like Whitburn or Cleadon Village.

Starting off the sales process is easy – just fill out the enquiry form on the right and we’ll be in touch over the next 24 hours with an initial cash offer.


Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the fastest way to sell your house in Sunderland?

    The fastest way to sell your house in Sunderland is by using a cash house buyer – Good Move is a highly-regulated property buyer who can purchase your home in just 21 days. If you need to access the equity of your home even sooner, we can expedite the sale so that it completes in as little as 7 days.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    We don’t involve any third parties to make our purchases, using only our own funds to speed things up. That means every Good Move sale completes within three weeks, or sometimes just 7 days.

  • What areas in Sunderland does Good Move buy houses?

    We buy property all over Sunderland; that means areas in the city centre such as Queen Alexandra Road, suburbs like Whitburn and Ashbrooke, or nearby locations like Fulwell and Seaburn.

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

    Getting a quote to sell your house in Sunderland is easy with Good Move – just fill out our enquiry form on the right, and we’ll be in touch with a free, no obligation quote in the next 24 hours.

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

    While there’s no set timeframe for completion if you’re selling a house via a high street estate agent, you usually have to factor in mortgage lenders and estate agents, so sales take an average of 3 to 6 months. Selling to Good Move takes just 21 days, or sometimes as little as 7.