How much is my house worth?
Valuating a property was difficult years ago, but now we have the internet! It’s easy to get a rough estimate of your properties worth online.
We have a list of the top 10 property valuation tools. Make sure you check out the list, it’s worth getting multiple valuations from different websites to get different opinions.
Our number 1 online tool for valuating a UK property within England and Wales is from eMoov (https://www.emoov.co.uk/valuation/).They offer to give you an accurate valuation of your house worth.
How accurate are these online valuations?
These online valuations are pretty good and relatively accurate. We recommend that you compare the online valuation with recent property sold prices on the same street or in your local area. You can do a Sold Prices Search on the Rightmove website.
But we also recommend getting a 2nd opinion with a property visit. An experienced property expert can give you a more accurate estimate and give tips on how to increase this value for sale.
Our recommended home visit valuations
We highly recommend YOPA, they’re a nationwide estate agent that offer a good home visit valuation service WITH NO OBLIGATION TO USE THEM.
All local estate agents offer this service, but their usually very pushy and unreliable. From our experience, we think YOPA offer the easiest and most reliable home visit valuation service.
They make booking a valuation very easy! You see the agent that’s going to visit you, select a date/time for the valuation, and that’s it they’ll send someone around. The process takes about 30 minutes, they’ll review your property and give you a decent idea of your house worth.
To book a home visit with YOPA, click here: YOPA.com
Factors That Affect Property Value
It’s important that you know what factors that will affect your homes worth. The key factors include:
- Size and Design
- Kerb Appeal
- The Views
- Improvements and Remodelling
- The local property market
Other factors to bear in mind:
- Crime rates – this is one of the biggest concerns for movers.
- Flood risk, as flooding can cause serious damage to homes.
- If the house suffers from subsidence.
- Local amenities
- School catchment areas.
- Good transport links are also a bonus.
What if I think my house is worth more?
If you think your house is worth more than the online valuations say and more than the estate agent says, then you’re right!
You ultimately decide how much your property is worth. You don’t have to sell for less than you think your property is worth. Never feel pressured to sell for less!