The first step in preparing to sell your home is speaking to estate agents about its current value and how you can maximise your sale price.
Whether or not you already have a favourite agent in mind - and if you do, we hope it’s us! - the process of getting your home valued has several steps, including:
Every stage will give you clues about how an agent operates and the one that’s right for you, so let’s explore how getting your home valued works and what to look for in the agents you meet.
Whether you prefer to book your valuation by phone, in person or online, your experience will give you an early indicator of an agent’s customer service, personality and communication skills.
In short, you’re looking for confidence in who you speak to, a sense of looking forward to their visit, and feeling like you’re their number-one priority in that moment - nothing less will do.
You can tell a lot about an estate agent by when and how they arrive at your home. As far as we’re concerned, it’s up to us to make you feel glad you opened the door!
So here are some things to look out for.
Those first few moments will give you an instant snapshot of an agent’s character. In fact, you’ll probably have a feeling about whether you want to work with them by the time they step inside.
Finely tuned valuations consider dozens of factors, from original fireplaces and luxury kitchens to the type and age of a heating system, so fill each agent with information as you show them round.
A perfect walkthrough would look something like this.
Remember: we’re looking for as many buyer magnets as possible to boost your final selling price, so don’t worry about overselling your home to us: a not-so-obvious detail could add many thousands.
Part of picking the perfect agent to sell your home is knowing exactly what they offer. That way, you can make an informed and confident choice.
Every estate agent shares differences and similarities, and they should all take the time to set out their service in detail. A full presentation includes:
Ultimately, an agent’s pitch should leave you thoroughly excited about the prospect of working with them for what’s likely to be several months. So ask yourself: do you feel in safe and capable hands?
An agent’s valuation of your home is about much more than where you live and how many rooms you have - that’s why instant online valuations can sometimes feel a bit vague and disappointing.
Finalising your asking price should be a mature, open and frank conversation that takes your plans and preferred timescale into account, along with sound advice around factors like:
Our advice should make complete sense, so feel free to challenge any agent’s price if you think it’s too high or low. At the same time, be receptive to what’s actually selling to boost your chances of success.
Are you planning on getting your home valued?
When it comes to selling property in the Wilton & Salisbury area, no one is more committed to getting you the highest price than our expert team.
Call us on 01722 580059 or message us at email@example.com to get things started - we can’t wait to get your move underway!
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