Sell your house in Wakefield Fast

Situated in West Yorkshire in the famous Rhubarb Triangle, Wakefield is an ideal place for commuters to call home. Its proximity to Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Sheffield makes it the perfect place for commuters working in Yorkshire’s larger cities, while its properties are affordably priced.

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Whether your home is in Wakefield city centre, nestled among its shops, bars and cafes, or you live in one of the beautiful villages on its outskirts, we can make selling your house in Wakefield a stress-free and smooth process. Here at Good Move, we organise your sale for you, and we can even purchase your home within as little as 7 days. All that we require from you is that you fill in one of our online forms – after that, we’ll send you a free, no-obligation cash offer for your property.

A real jewel in West Yorkshire’s crown, Wakefield is famous for its green spaces, with Newmillderdam Country Park, Pugneys Country Park, Thornes Park, and Angler’s Country Park just a short drive from the city centre. While the Hepworth Wakefield, the Theatre Royal and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are perfect for culture vultures, the city’s cathedral, the Chantry Chapel of St Mary and Sandel Castle are sure to keep history buffs entertained.

Average costs for Wakefield

  • Monthly travel pass: £62.50
  • Cappuccino: £2.58
  • Pint of beer: £3.50
  • Three course meal for two people: £50
  • Monthly gym membership: £30.83

Best areas to live in Wakefield

Whether you’re after vibrant city centre living or a more rural setting not too far removed from the hustle and bustle of a cultural city, Wakefield can offer everything you need at an affordable price. The heart of Wakefield city centre boasts a wealth of independent restaurants, bars, and shops, and convenient road and rail networks link Wakefield to larger cities, natural hiking spots and historical landmarks. 


An 11-minute drive from Wakefield city centre, Walton is a charming village brimming with period properties, quaint pubs, and natural beauty. The Walton Colliery Nature Park and the Lupton Pond really make Walton a picturesque place to live, while the Waterton Park Hotel and the village’s sprawling golf course, a tennis club and other sports grounds ensure there is always entertainment. The average price of properties in Walton is £259,692.


Located to the North of Wakefield, the district of Outwood is perfect for commuters, with the A650 connecting it to the M1 for easy access to South Leeds and Bradford and a train station providing services to Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, and Wakefield. A pretty district with bags of historical character, the average price of properties in Outwood is £190,820.


With plenty of pubs, shops, takeaway restaurants and a community centre, the village of Stanley is packed with amenities, and it offers scenic walking routes along the River Calder. The nearby A642 also makes the village popular with commuters, who have hassle-free access to Leeds via the M62, but only pay £173,047 on average for properties in the area.


Located between Wakefield and Leeds on the A61, Lofthouse is not only a beautiful village with charming shops, pubs, schools and churches, but it is ideal for commuters working in Leeds and Bradford, which are only 6.9 and 19.5 miles away respectively. With average property prices in Lofthouse of £196,912, this village offers proximity to neighbouring cities without city centre property prices.


One of the most affordable suburbs of Wakefield, Alverthorpe is only a five-minute drive west of the city, yet its average property prices sit at an impressive £159,528. Infant and primary schools in Alverthorpe make it an ideal location for families with children, while nearby meadowland and a 52-acre Local Nature Reserve will keep walkers and nature-lovers busy.

Things to do in Wakefield

Wakefield may be close to Leeds, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have anything to offer! In fact, you’ll find there are loads of great things to discover in the area. 

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

An open-air gallery set over 500 acres in the grounds of Bretton Hall, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibits large-scales sculptures and artworks by a range of international artists, including Wakefield’s own Barbara Hepworth and Castleford’ Henry Moore. 

Get acquainted with local artwork at The Hepworth

Named after Wakefield artist Barbara Hepworth, The Hepworth is an art gallery that sits in Wakefield City Centre just south of the River Calder, views of which can be seen from within the gallery itself. An architectural wonder made of concrete blocks in a brutalist style, The Hepworth houses both temporary and permanent collections, including works by Hepworth herself, along with those of LS Lowry, David Hockney, and Henry Moore, among others.

Stroll around Angler’s Country Park

Angler’s Country Park is just one of many sites of natural beauty in Wakefield, and it has been awarded Green Flag status. While its large play area and Room on the Brook Adventure Trail are certain to keep the kids entertained, its lake, two-mile lakeside path and woodland walks are perfect for walkers, runners and cyclists alike, and it is just a 17-minute drive from Wakefield city centre.

Hit the shops at Trinity Walk

Situated in Wakefield city centre, Trinity Walk is a shopping centre filled to the brim with shops and cafes. Whether you fancy a coffee and a catch-up with friends or a shopping spree at the likes of H&M, Topshop, New Look, Debenhams, and Next, Trinity Walk has it all.

Grab a pint and watch a band at the Red Shed

The Red Shed is, as its name suggests, a wooden, shed-like building painted in a bold red colour, and it is situated on edge of Wakefield’s city centre. The home of Wakefield Labour Club, The Red Shed is an award-winning music venue, bar and meeting place, and it hosts some of the best live music that Wakefield has to offer.

The Good Move difference...

Unlike your traditional estate agent, we won't charge you any fees to use our services, and we'll even give you £500 towards your solicitor fees should you choose to use your own. Not only are our services cheaper, we work quick too. If you want to sell your house fast, we can help. Good Move can complete a sale in as little as 7 days, compared to the average 3 to 6 months it takes for a sale to be processed using an estate agent.


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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

When you sell your home with us, you're choosing to work with the UK's most accredited house buyer. Here at Good Move, we're proud to be members of the NAPB (National Association of Property Buyers) and NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents), approved by the RICS and regulated by The Property Ombudsman. Thanks to our accreditations, you can be confident our process is fair, transparent and includes no hidden fees.

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How to sell your house fast in Wakefield

If you're looking to sell you house quickly in Wakefield, we can help. At Good Move we're happy to buy properties in any condition from all over the Wakefield area, be it the historic town of Pontefract, Featherstone or Castleford. Thanks to our nature as a cash house buyer, we're able to move quickly too. Expect a cash offer in 24 hours, and we can even complete the sale in as little as one week.


Frequently asked questions

  • What is the fastest way to sell my house in Wakefield?

    Choosing a Quick House Sale buyer is the fastest way to sell your home quickly in Wakefield. Choose Good Move, and you'll receive a cash offer in as little as 24 hours. Sales can be complete in 7 days, and because we pay in cash, you don't need to worry about the sale falling through due to a house chain.

  • How fast can Good Move buy my house?

    At Good Move, we can complete the sale of your house within 7 days of you need cash quick.

  • What areas in Wakefield do you buy houses?

    No matter where you live in Wakefield, we'll be happy to buy your home. Whether you live in Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford or Normanton, we can help.

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

    Yes, you can. Just fill in the form at the top of this page and we'll be in touch with a cash offer on your property in Wakefield within 24 hours.

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

    If you choose to go with a traditional estate agent instead, you can expect the sale to take anywhere between 3 and 6 months, depending on the current property market. You can sell your home in Wakefield in as little as 7 days with Good Move.