If you are moving home, conducting a property valuation is an essential part of the process. Valuations provide an estimate of how much your house should be worth based on several different factors, which will give you a good idea of the correct marketing price when you do decide to sell.
Home Valuation FAQs
The process of selling a property can be particularly complex, but our FAQ aims to help you to make sense of the process and familiarise yourself with complicated terms you may not have heard before.
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Even if you are not planning to move straight away, carrying out a free house valuation is still a great way to determine how much your home is worth. You may then wish to consider improvements you could make should you want to increase the value of your home.
An online house valuation is a useful way to get a quick and easy estimate of the value of your property. Whether you are buying, selling, investing or are simply interested, you can find out the estimated current value of a property by using our instant valuation tool.
Our instant tool estimates the value of a property through an algorithm of calculations and data available in the property market held with estate agents, surveyors, mortgage lenders and the Land Registry. It performs a search to include historical sale prices, as well as current market activity, to provide an average valuation for your property.
Our home valuations are as accurate as possible, using a combination of data from different sources to provide an indication of the value of your property. To support this valuation, we do recommend that you meet with an independent accredited estate agent, who will be able to give a more accurate valuation and explain at which price they believe your house will sell in the current market.
If you are thinking of selling your property in the future and want to know what might help to increase the value, here are some pointers:
- You may be unable to change your property’s location, but you can change the house itself. Think about a renovation or extending the floor area of the house - can you add a bathroom, bedroom or entertaining area? What about improving your indoor-outdoor flow?
- Make sure the property is well presented. Can you tidy the garden or remove untidy trees or structures? Are there any views that can be taken advantage of, or can you make vehicle access easier?