Did you know that properties are twice as likely to sell if priced right the first time? That’s why getting a valuation from an expert is vital.*
Looking to sell, but not sure what your property is worth? Getting the asking price right is one of the most important steps in the sales process. Maybe you’re just curious about what you could sell for - and that's why we have two types of valuation for a property...
Getting an instant online valuation on a property is a great first step - but it’s worth remembering that an instant valuation is an online estimate that uses powerful market data to find your property’s value. It’s a fantastic tool but it is just an estimate. If you want the most accurate valuation then it’s worth seeing what a local expert thinks your home is worth. This isn't a big formal meeting - it’s a quick, completely no obligation appointment and it will give you a real sense of what you could sell for. In this article, we breakdown what you can expect from each type of valuation so you're clearer on what best suits you.
What is an instant valuation?
An instant valuation is an easy and convenient way to understand the value of your home. It can be completed quickly via our website at any time. Simply enter your address and postcode, some basic information about yourself and when you’re looking to sell and you’ll receive an estimation of your home’s value. This is a report of the average market price for homes that are similar to yours within your local area. The information is based on data from the land registry and recent property sales. The one thing to remember about an instant valuation is that it doesn’t take into account changes that you may have made to your property which could increase its value. Only an expert agent will be able to tell you whether your loft extension or new bathroom will have added value. After you’ve completed your online instant valuation you’ll receive a report via email.
What is an expert valuation?
As we’ve mentioned, whilst an instant valuation is a very useful tool, it does have some limitations. To fully understand what your home is worth you’ll need an expert valuation on a property. This involves an accredited and qualified property expert coming to your home to give a more detailed and accurate valuation. It’s a quick and comfortable appointment and your local agent will consider the most recent market dynamics and property rates. They can also take into account the unique features of your home that set it apart from those in your area as well as advice on how to potentially increase its value. Remember, these appointments are totally no obligation - so even if you’re just curious to see whether your house has increased in value, it’s worth booking one for yourself.
Not sure where to start?
Great. You should be clearer on what's involved in each type of property valuation. If you’re unsure which is best for you, it’s probably a good idea to try both. Remember that the expert property valuation is a more detailed and accurate valuation of your property - and it can last as long or short as you like!