Frequently asked questions
You should get a good response in a short time if you get the asking price just right. Set it too high, and your property will linger on the market, too low, and you will lose money. An accurate valuation should reflect your property’s true market value.
Valuers combine many different sources of information with their own expertise and experience to come up with an estimate. If you have any concerns about pricing, ask the valuer how they reached their decision. Our valuing agents are always happy to explain the thinking behind a valuation.
Whether you are selling or renting a property, it’s useful to get expert advice. You can get a rough idea about pricing by looking at similar local properties, but a professional valuer will look at the finer details, basing their estimate on a variety of factors that you may not have considered.
It’s usual to value a property when you are planning to sell, but it can be helpful to get it valued more regularly: for instance, for insurance purposes. We would also advise getting a valuation before planning any major renovations to check that the cost of the work won’t leave you out of pocket when you move on.
Take a careful look around your property, inside and out. If there are obvious signs of deterioration or damage (broken guttering, peeling paintwork), get them fixed. If your interior decor looks tired, consider redecorating. Your estate agent valuer can advise you on actions to boost your property’s value.