Sell your house in Reading Fast

Whether you live in the heart of the town centre, or one of the surrounding suburbs, there’s no denying that Reading is a commuter’s paradise. If you want to sell your house quickly, then we can help. As the UK’s most regulated property buying company, you don’t need to worry about any hidden charges or fees. We’re able to make you a cash offer within 24 hours, which means you can move to your new house without any hassle.

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Forget the misconceptions that Reading is just another dull commuter town – it’s so much more than that. The town centre is full of life, with upmarket restaurants and bars, and a range of shops, yet head just a few miles out, and you’ll get to enjoy breath-taking scenery and beautiful walks. It’s just an added bonus that it has excellent connections to London!

Whether you want to sell your home in Reading, or are considering moving to the area then read on, as we can help.

Average costs for Reading

  • Monthly transport pass: £59.50
  • Cappuccino: £2.57
  • Pint of beer: £3.59
  • Three course meal for two people: £45
  • Monthly gym membership: £36.46

Best areas to live in Reading

A commuter’s haven, Reading is a firm favourite amongst those who are working in London. With all of its areas easily accessible from the capital, choose between bustling locations with busy high streets, to sleepy villages that offer a slower-paced life.


Three miles south of Reading, while it’s technically in Wokingham, it’s still an extremely popular place to live for both families and young professionals. Average property prices stand at £474,364 – which is probably due to the fact it’s home to a range of shops, has good schools, and lots of green space, including the beautiful Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve. Earley is also an ideal location if you’re commuting to London, with public transport getting you to the capital within the hour.


Located 4.5 miles outside of Reading town centre, Woodley is the largest suburb in the area. The river Kennet and river Thames are both on your doorstep, offering plenty of picturesque walks. Crockhamwell Road is home to a range of shops and other amenities, and the centre of London is just a 40-minute train ride away. With average house prices costing £398,679, Woodley is one of the more affordable options in Reading.


20-minutes east of Reading town centre, Sonning offers a village feel, with beautiful 1750s cottages featuring original exposed beams. It’s one of the most expensive areas in Reading, with houses costing an average of £1,047,000, but you’ll be rewarded with stunning river walks and quaint pubs.

Reading town centre

Eldon Square is hugely popular because of its gorgeous regency houses, and Wilton Road offers plenty of Grade II listed buildings that have been converted into modern buildings. The town centre is ideal if you want to commute to London, with trains taking 30-minutes, but there are lots of great bars, restaurants, cafes and shops here too – great if you want to be in the heart of the action without living in the capital.


Declared as one of the best places in the country to live, Caversham is a great option for families, with three schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Located by the riverside, it boasts several shops, pubs and eateries, and is just a stone throw’s away from Reading town centre. With average house prices standing at £459,574, Caversham is pricy, but it’s easy to see why so many people decide to relocate there.

Things to do in Reading

Despite being 30 minutes away from London, you don’t need to head to the capital to get a slice of the action. Reading has a bit of everything, from shopping to nightlife, museums to walks and much more.

Visit Highclere Castle

Built in 1679 and renovated in the 1840s, Downton Abbey fans will recognise this Grade I listed country house. The gardens and parkland offer picturesque walks and stunning views of the castle, and if it’s Downton Abbey you’re interested in, you can join one of the many guided tours that regularly take place.

Dine at Blue Collar

Love street food? Make sure you head over to Blue Collar street food for alfresco dining. Entry is free, and aside from the delicious dishes, you’ll get to enjoy DJ sets during the summer months. Head to Reading town centre every Wednesday and Friday lunch to get your fix, as well as paying a visit to the annual cheese feast.

Climb high at Reading Climbing Centre

With 180 bouldering ‘problems’ to solve, we’ll forgive you if you feel like you’re climbing Mount Everest. Choose to take part in group classes or enjoy one-on-one coaching, as you abseil down competition walls, or climb up ropes. And if you start to feel a bit hungry, then watch the action in the café whilst enjoying one of their takeaway pizzas.

Enjoy a walk around View Island

This four-acre island is just a few minutes away from Reading West train station, and has been transformed from a former boatyard into a nature park, with two main trails. Walk over boardwalk bridges and see if you can spot the many wildlife – and the troll sculpture! – as you enjoy a few hours of peace, quiet and tranquillity.

Attend Reading Festival

Taking place on the August bank holiday at Little John’s farm, it’s officially the world’s oldest pop festival, with its origins rooted in the National Jazz Festival in the 1950s. It draws in some massive names, with the likes of Fallout Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Metallica and Arctic Monkeys having all headlined Reading over the years.

The Good Move difference...

The Good Move team has over 45 years of experience in the property buying industry, and we can buy any home quickly. The process is easy, and as we're regulated by independent bodies like the NAEA, NAPB and The Property Ombudsman, you can be confident working with us. See more evidence of our impeccable customer service on feedback sites like Trustpilot and


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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

Regulated by...

  • NAPB
  • RICS
  • Trading Standards

We’re proud to be the UK’s most thoroughly regulated cash house buyer. As well as being monitored by the National Association of Property Buyers and the National Association of Estate Agents, we’re also members of The Property Ombudsman. This independent body was founded specifically to resolve disputes within the industry, so you can be sure our conduct follows their code of best practice.

How to Sell Your House Fast in Reading

Selling your house in Reading is quick, easy and convenient with Good Move. Whether your home is in the centre or out in one of the more rural areas of Berkshire, like Calcot, Whitley Wood and Purley, we’ll make you an offer on your property, for up to 85% of its market value.

We buy every single home we value, so no matter what the condition of your property is, or how long it’s been on the market, we’re guaranteed to make you a fair offer. Once you’ve filled out our enquiry form, you’ll have an initial quote from us within 24 hours. If you accept, a member of our team will come out to do a valuation, and we’ll then provide you with a final offer for your home.


Frequently asked questions

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

    If you want to sell a property in Reading, the fastest way is by using an accredited cash house buyer like Good Move. With us, your sale could take 21 days to complete, or even just one week, if you’re avoiding repossession and need to process to take place as fast as possible.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    Good Move is one of the fastest cash house buyers in the industry; using only our own funds to make our purchases, we can guarantee that your sale will complete within three weeks. If the circumstances are more urgent, we can arrange for this process to be expedited to just 7 days.

  • What areas in Reading do you buy houses?

    Your home might be in Reading town centre, one of the nearby towns in Berkshire like Woodley or Sonning, or even out towards Bradfield – regardless of location, we’ll make you a fair offer for your home, for up to 85% of the market value.

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

    It’s easy to get an online quote to sell your house quickly with Good Move. Just fill out the enquiry form above with some initial details about your property, and we’ll provide you with a free, no-obligation quote within 24 hours.

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

    If you’re using a traditional high street estate agent, the average property sale takes between 3 to 6 months to complete. Using Good Move, your sale will never take more than 21 days from start to finish, or could even take as little as 7 days if your circumstances require a super quick sale.