Get the best from your propertys valuation

Mar 19th, 2015

Get the best from your propertys valuation

Mar 19th, 2015

If you want to extract existing equity from your home, you will need to get a valuation of its worth – and the more favourable the valuation, the more room you have to play with in terms of how much equity you can access. Here is a quick checklist to making the best impression on valuation day.

  • First impressions count make sure your property is tidy, clean and well maintained and make small aesthetic improvements if necessary.
  • Street appeal is important a freshly mowed lawn, free of weeds and neat hedges will improve the overall appearance of your property
  • Maintain records of all the changes you’ve made to the property – even small upgrades – so that you can point them out to the valuer.
  • Be in touch with sales results in your area and have comparable sales data ready for the valuer so you can show your expectations match nearby realities.
  • Ensure your valuer is comfortable a hot house, or a pet that constantly gets in the way might not impact on your property’s value, but it will affect the valuer’s mood. As will keeping the valuer waiting – be available to give access to the property when the valuer needs it.