Exciting times; you have made the decision to sell your home.  Whether you have decided to downsize or move area, you will need to have your property valued by an Estate Agent before moving forward.

If this is your first time, then you might be a little bit nervous about what to expect from your valuation appointment.

First of all, don’t worry.  Here are a few points to help you get ready for your valuation.

Have a list of questions ready for the Estate Agent

You must have heard the old cliché: ‘There’s no such thing as a stupid question.’  Well, it’s quite true, although I wouldn’t take it as a challenge.  However, you are not expected to be a well-versed expert in moving home.  That is your Estate Agent’s job.

So, write down all of your questions.  Every good Estate Agent would want to make sure that you have no worries and will be happy to answer your questions.


Don’t worry about having a show home

Most Estate Agents wouldn’t be taking photos on a valuation appointment, so there is no need to make sure your home is immaculately prepared for the appointment.  Your agent will be able to see past a little bit of clutter.

Agents will often receive questions about whether or not the owner should re-carpet their house.  So, before you redecorate, speak to your Estate Agent at the valuation appointment.

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Make sure you have blocked out plenty of time

Valuation appointment

Most valuation appointments will take about an hour, but it is best that you make sure that you have the time for it.  This appointment is actually one of the more important aspects of the moving journey.  It is the time you really get to meet your Estate Agent.  If you are trying to determine whether or not you trust your Estate Agent, it is better done with your entire focus on the valuation appointment.

If you are trying to squeeze it into your lunch break, and you are caught hopping around the kitchen trying to make a sandwich, you might miss something or forget to ask a pertinent question.

Your appointment is important


Despite this being early days, you can’t underestimate how important the valuation appointment is to the entire process.  You may have a fair idea of how much your property is worth but finding out there is a five or ten thousand pound deviation might make all the difference.

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