What to expect at a valuation appointment

14th September 2021

What to expect at a valuation appointment Buying and selling property is likely to be the biggest financial decision you will make. With over 20 years’ experience the team at Anthony Webb can help take the stress out of the process starting with an expert valuation.

What is involved in a valuation
A valuation will begin with an informal chat with the valuer. This will enable the agent to fully understand your circumstances and give sellers the opportunity to ask questions. The valuer will then take a tour of your property, either accompanied by the owner or on their own - it is up to you. This will allow them to evaluate the property. Following the tour, the agent will share local market insights, marketing techniques and comparable sales information.
An experienced agent will come prepared, and with their extensive knowledge they will be able to give you a good idea of the value of your property and the optimum asking price.

Preparing for your valuation
Good estate agents can see past clutter or small jobs you need to finish before putting your house on the market. It is important that your home looks good for the photographs, not the valuation. In fact, if you are considering whether to make minor improvements or redecorating before selling your agent is expertly placed to give you advice, they should know what demand is like for your type of property in the area and be able to offer some tips about what you can do to get the most money for your home.

Allow an hour for your appointment
A valuation appointment will normally last about an hour. It is worth allocating this time to get to know your agent, their service levels and what you can expect.

Understanding the fee
Alongside the agents marketing strategy, they will also discuss their fee. Remember the cheapest fee will not always deliver the best price. Determine what differentiates each agent to understand what you are getting for your money. You need to feel confident that the agent you choose can get you the best possible return for your property.

If you are thinking about moving and would like an expert valuation, please contact Martin on 020 8882 7888 or click here