Sell your house in Exeter Fast

Boasting a mixture of urban living, breath-taking beaches, and stunning scenery (both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are right on the doorstep), Exeter is fast becoming a hugely popular places to live amongst students, young professionals, families and retirees. If you currently live in Exeter and want to sell your home fast, we can help. We’ve purchased homes in as quickly as 7 days, but will work to a timeframe that suits you – making us much more convenient than using the traditional estate agent route.

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Exeter’s history is cemented in the wool trade, as it’s home to one of the oldest ship canals in the country. Now, it may be better known for its excellent university, but its easy access to the beaches, and nearby cities of Bristol, Cardiff and London make it a popular choice to settle down in. If you’re considering making the move to this compact Devon city, then read on to discover the best areas to live, and all of the things you can get up to on your weekends, as well as the average cost of living.

Average costs for Exeter

  • Monthly transport pass: £65
  • Cappuccino: £2.53
  • Pint of beer: £4
  • Three course meal for two people: £35
  • Monthly gym membership: £38.62

Best areas to live in Exeter

Exeter may be a small city, but there are still lots of excellent places to live, with a range of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties for sale. Whether you’re looking to live in a suburb that’s easily accessible to the city centre, or nearer to the beaches, there’s the perfect place for you.

St. Thomas

Super convenient for the city centre, St. Thomas is just 1 mile away, and is handy for St. Thomas’ train station. The main road (Cowick Street) is home to lots of mini supermarkets, shops and bars; and nearby Cowick Barton Recreation Ground offers lots of green space. Homes here are on the cheaper side, at £237,271, making it a popular place with first-time buyers.


Located 2 miles east of Exeter city centre, the average cost of a home in Heavitree stands at £284,440. Close to the hospital, Heavitree has its own selection of shops and cafes; and its primary school (St. Michael’s Academy) has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, making it a popular area to relocate to for parents.


Situated by the River Exe, Exwick offers lots of waterside walking routes, and it’s close to Exeter St. David’s train station, which has trains running to Bristol that take less than an hour, and London in two and a half hours. Properties here cost £271,826 on average, and there are lots of spacious semi-detached family homes available.

St. Leonards

Another area that’s close to the city centre, St. Leonard’s is just a 10-minute walk from the shops. The River Exe and the quayside are close by too, with lots of shops and restaurants. Popular amongst families and young professionals, properties here are typically Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian style, with average costs of £416,227.

Exeter city centre

If you want to be close to the action, then the ideal move could be to Exeter city centre. Most of the properties for sale here are flats, which sell for an average of £309,923. Not only will you be close to all of the shops, bars and restaurants (so you’ll never be far from home after a night out!), you’ll also be right by the world-famous Exeter cathedral.

Things to do in Exeter

When you think of Devon, you likely think of long, sandy beaches, and British summer holidays – and whilst Exeter has easy access to all that; the city also boasts lots of other great things that you definitely have to visit, if you decide to move here.

Admire Exeter cathedral

Situated in the heart of the city centre, one of the first things you need to do once you’ve moved to Exeter is visit the cathedral. Dating back to over 900 years ago, Exeter’s cathedral is a great example of gothic architecture; and the Norman Romanesque towers are the oldest part of the building. Head down to the vault, or discover the astronomical clock, which features both an upper and lower face.

Tour the underground passages

Originally built to bring clean water to the city, you can now go on a guided tour of the passages that run underground. Hear stories of sieges and the plague, as you spend 25 minutes under the streets of the city centre, before getting to visit the comprehensive exhibition afterwards.

Stroll by the docks

Just a short walk from the city centre, the docks have a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, with a selection of shops and cafes lining the water. If you love an active lifestyle, then you can join in on the riverside runs every Saturday, or even head out onto the water with a canoe or a kayak.

Day trip to Exmouth Beach

With its golden sand stretching for 2 miles, and several quaint fish and chip shops, cafes, and souvenir shops lining the promenade; Exmouth beach is the perfect day out during the summer. Just 12 miles outside of Exeter city centre, you can enjoy some good old-fashioned fun at the crazy golf and swing boats; or hit the water with some windsurfing or paddle boarding.

Relax at Haldon Forest Park

If you’re craving a change of scenery, then drive 20 minutes south of Exeter, and you’ll come across Haldon Forest Park. There are plenty of walking and bike trails to discover – not to mention 3,500 acres of forest! For adventure seekers, Haldon Forest Park is also home to Go Ape – although if you’re after a more relaxed day out, you could just hang out in the café instead!

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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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We’re regulated by The Property Ombudsman, RICS and NAEA, and are also proud members of the NAPB, which makes us the most regulated cash property buyer in the UK. If you choose to sell your home in Exeter to us, you’ll get to ensure a smooth and secure process.

How to sell your house fast in Exeter

Whether you’ve inherited a property, are going through a difficult divorce, are about to relocate abroad, or are facing the prospect of having your home repossessed; there are many reasons why you might want to sell your house fast.


Frequently asked questions

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

    If you sell your house through an estate agent or auction, it can take a few months. The fastest way to complete the process is by using a cash house buyer, such as Good Move. We could buy your home in as little as 7 days – to find out more and to receive a free cash offer, simply fill out our online form.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    We’ve purchased homes in as little as 7 days, and will work to a deadline that’s suitable for you. On average, the whole process takes 21 days, meaning you could have the cash in your bank from your house sale just 3 weeks after initial contact with us.

  • Which areas in Exeter do you buy houses?

    We purchase properties all over Exeter and Devon. Whether you have a city centre flat, a chic Victorian terrace in St. Leonards, or a family home in Exwick, if you want to sell your home, simply get in touch with us and we can talk you through the process.

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

    Yes, you can! Simply scroll to the top of this page to fill out our online form (we just need your name, email, number and postcode), and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours to give you your free, no-obligation cash offer.

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

    If you choose to go down the route of a traditional estate agent, it’s impossible to say how long it will take to sell a house. The average time is between 3-6 months, but it could be quicker – or longer. If you own a property in Exeter and want to sell your house fast, the best thing to do is speak to a cash house buyer like Good Move, as we could buy your home in as little as 7 days.