Demystifying the Maze: Your Guide to Getting an Agent to Value Your House

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Thinking of selling your beloved brick and mortar but clueless about its worth? Navigating the home valuation process can feel like wandering through a jungle gym of acronyms and jargon. Fear not! This guide equips you with the knowledge to confidently invite an estate agent into your home and emerge with a clear understanding of your property’s value.

The Valuation Trio:

There are three main ways to gauge your house’s market appeal:

  • Online tools:

Free and quick, these offer a ballpark estimate based on your address and basic property details. It’s a good starting point but lacks the nuance of a human assessment. Click here to get an online valuation.

  • Comparative Market Analysis (CMA):

An agent uses data on recently sold properties similar to yours, factoring in location, size, and features. This provides a more realistic snapshot, but doesn’t account for unique aspects of your home.

  • Full Valuation:

The gold standard. An agent visits your property, meticulously noting every detail from paintwork to plumbing. This involves market research and experience, resulting in the most accurate valuation and a written report outlining the rationale behind the price.

Choosing the Right Agent:

Finding the perfect agent is crucial. Ask friends, neighbours, or online reviews for recommendations. Seek someone with experience in your area and property type. Don’t shy away from interviewing agents! Ask about their valuation process, marketing strategies, and communication style.

Call our team today to get a sales or rental valuation on 01273 724000.

Preparing for the Valuation Visit:

First impressions matter! Tidy up, de-clutter, and let natural light shine. Highlight your home’s best features. Gather any documentation for renovations or improvements. Be honest about any potential issues.

During the Valuation:

Relax and be open! Answer the agent’s questions truthfully. Discuss your selling timeline and expectations. Feel free to ask about comparable properties and market trends.

Why choose us? Click here to read our history in the property market.


You’ll receive a written valuation report. Don’t be afraid to clarify anything you don’t understand. Compare valuations from multiple agents before making a decision.

Bonus Tips:

  • Get at least three valuations for a well-rounded perspective.
  • Remember, the value given is an estimate, not a guaranteed selling price.
  • Trust your gut! Choose an agent you feel comfortable with and who understands your goals.

Selling your house is a big decision. By understanding the valuation process and choosing the right agent, you can navigate the journey with confidence, knowing your home’s true worth will be recognized. Now, go forth and conquer that maze!

Remember, this is just a starting point. You can add your personal experiences, local insights, or even include a Q&A section to address common concerns. I hope this article helps you get the best value for your house!

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