Booking a valuation
What is a valuation?
If you are selling or letting your home, we will visit your property to determine its market value and advise on the best strategy for sale or let.
What is the difference between a valuation and a professional RICS valuation?
A valuation carried out by an estate agent is not a formal valuation and cannot be relied upon for any formal purpose. A professional RICS Valuation, often also referred to as a Red Book valuation is carried out by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) qualified, registered and insured Valuer. We can carry out both.
How do I book a valuation?
Please either click the “Book a Valuation” button to book a confirmed appointment into our diaries, call our office on 01608 651188, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, WhatsApp us on 01608 651188 or call in to our office on the High Street in Moreton-in-Marsh.
Will you arrive at the valuation appointment in a branded vehicle?
Never. Discretion and confidentiality are essential to us, the branded Land Rovers HJ1 and HJ2 are only used to travel to and from properties we are openly marketing for sale or let.
What happens on a valuation appointment?
Normally, we will arrive and ask for an initial tour of your property with you. We will then take some time to walk back through and take some measurements if we need to, this allows us time to consider the unique points of your property. Finally, we sit down with you to discuss your plans, the market, strategy, and timing.
What factors influence the valuation of my property?
There are hundreds of factors which will influence the value of your property.
Firstly, the property itself – for example, its location, size, orientation, potential, position in its plot, size of the garden, age, construction, outbuildings, features, condition, and so many more.
Secondly the market, likely demand and wider economic conditions.
How long does a valuation appointment take?
Depending upon the size of your property and the number of questions you may have, generally on average about one hour.
Do I need to be present for you to value my property?
No, you don’t, we can visit the property and report to you afterwards.
What happens after the appointment?
Normally we will follow up with a marketing proposal, which we send via email or post, and we will then keep in touch with you going forward.
What should I consider when choosing an estate agent?
Check if your agent is qualified and regulated, estate agents in England are not required to be so it’s important you choose an agent who is. Look past the person you meet to make sure there is a strong team behind them. Make sure they know the local area inside out. Look at their reviews, Google reviews are best as anyone can leave a review on Google. Take time to look at the way they market their properties, the attention to detail and the quality of their marketing.
How much do estate agents charge?
In England, normally fees vary from zero to 3% of the final selling price. Some estate agents also charge upfront fees, marketing fees, withdrawal fees or flat fees. Significantly better value than many countries around the world where estate agents charge up to 7% of the final selling price.
Which properties suit an auction sale?
Properties that need considerable modernisation, building plots, properties with structural problems, investment properties, unusual properties, land and properties which need to be sold quickly
Who sells by auction?
Auctions are also commonly used when companies, executors, charities, local government, trustees and property trusts would like their properties sold openly and transparently, an auction sale demonstrates they have achieved the best price the market will offer
What are the different methods of sale?
Private treaty (the usual way), by tender or by auction. Many agents favour the more conventional route of a private treaty because it is the only option they offer; however, to give the best advice we always consider the most beneficial method for our client and their situation