Estate Agency 101: Your Property Valuation Questions Answered

A property valuation by our team of reputable and experienced agents can give you an accurate gauge as to the market value of your home and what price bracket it should be placed within.

Knowing when to get a valuation and what is considered as a homeowner can help you to make an informed decision prior to instruction of the right agent for you.

What happens when an estate agent values your home?

We’ll always spend time listening to you and what your needs for a valuation are and what your expectations of an agent are. A valuation on your property will take into account a number of varying factors, such as;

  • Bedrooms
  • Location
  • Improvements you’ve made
  • Additional features that could be attractive to buyers
  • Local amenities
  • Accessibility to road and rail links
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
  • Recently sold properties within your area

Combined with our team experience that spans over 30 years of niche industry know-how and extensive local expertise, we’ll let you know what the value of your property is. Working closely with clients and getting the best for them is at the heart of what we do. We welcome your opinion and are driven by your motivations to sell.

How do I prepare my house for a valuation?

No-one quite knows your property as you do. Having all of the property details to hand will help us to value your home and to define additional features that would be attractive to buyers.

Examples of things to make us aware of;

  1. If you own the property or if it’s a leasehold? If it’s leasehold, how many years are left on your lease?
  2. What are the unique characteristics of your property – are there any original features?
  3. What replacements or improvements have you made?
  4. Have you had or do you have any structural or maintenance concerns?
  5. What drew you to the property when you bought it?

How do I get my property valued?

Our highly knowledgeable and dedicated team members can book a date and time to value your property when it’s convenient to you and will happily guide you through each part of the process.

After we’ve been to your property, we will prepare a written report which we will present to you and will allow you time to digest before making your next steps.

We will ensure we have answered all of your questions and any other points of consideration that you have whilst working alongside you.

When is the right time to value your property?

Homeowners can look to move for any number of reasons from looking to upsize, downsize, wanting to move into a new area for business, mortgage renewals, a change in personal circumstances or even landlords looking to sell property portfolio stock.

We can advise you when is the best time to place your property on the market. Demand is high and the current market is buoyant with the introduction of the government-backed mortgage scheme and the extension to stamp duty.

Is my property valuation free?

At CSB estate agency we offer free — no-obligation — valuations on your property.

What fees do I pay when I sell my house?

Our fees are paid upon completion of your property sale and we always transparently agree these with each homeowner before estate agency instruction. There are no hidden costs and our structure is discussed when we value your home.

How long is my property valuation valid for?

Valuations are generally valid for 6 months and take on average approximately an hour to complete. This can of course vary dependent on the size and land that accompanies a property.

Economic fluctuations and market values change and can impact property prices. If your valuation is older than 6 months or you feel the price of your property has changed it would be advantageous to seek expert advice.

How can I book my valuation?

At CSB we understand that a home is more than just a home and we know that buying and selling is more than just bricks and mortar to our clients.

If you’re looking to have your property valued in Pendle and the surrounding areas get in touch to see how we can help you make your next move. You can reach out and call us directly on 01282 860606 or use our quick and easy online valuation form here.

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