If you’re thinking of selling your home, one of the first things you’ll want to find out is how much your property is worth. With so many online property valuation tools, it can be easy to get quickly excited if it’s proposing that your home is worth more than you initially thought. Discover some of the pros and cons of using online valuation tools.
The internet contains a wealth of information for both buyers and sellers, so it is worth taking your time and doing your research, so that you’re not disappointed further down the line.
When carrying out a property valuation, a qualified RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), chartered surveyor will apply their expertise and knowledge of the local area and current property market. They will take into account all the factors which an automated platform can’t, providing you with a far more reliable valuation.
In summary, online valuation tools can be great as a starting point to give you a guide price when at the start of your journey and want to know how much you may be able to use from the sale of your property to put towards your new home. As results vary so much from website to website, don’t solely rely on the first valuation you do and you need to use a professional valuer for the purposes of putting your home on the market and for mortgage/lending purposes if you are looking to buy.
Always listen to the professional advice of a surveyor or a valuer from a local estate agent as this is likely to be a more realistic property value. Your home also may also take longer to sell if your asking price is too high or are unwilling to negotiate.
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