Selling your home is a big deal, it’s not something to be rushed into. There is a lot to consider. What will you gain from a move? were will you move to? what are your key requirements? the list goes on and on. Then you get to the questions about finances. To work out what you can afford, with or without borrowing, you will need to get and idea of what your own home is worth, but you are not ready to have your home valued in person, because you are still at the research stage and, quite frankly, you know once you invite agents in to value your home, they will be subjecting you to the hard sell, wanting you to get onto the market now, even though you are not yet ready to do so.
What are we afraid of?
Let’s be honest, the image many of us have of an estate agent coming to value our home is not great. In they come, armed with masses of literature, some to support their valuation and some “to leave with you” explaining why they are the only agent in the land that can sell your home, at that price, faster and smarter than their competition.
Despite when you booked the visit, being assured that they understood you were not ready to put your home on the market, the agent starts with the hard sell. Explaining why you should sign up today, why now is the right time to be on the market, even being offered a discounted fee if you sign on the dotted line now.
And if you found the strength and energy to resist signing up. Just as you have decluttered all of the agents brochures and Rightmove reports. The phone starts to ring and ring and ring
“have you has any more thoughts around your property sale yet?”
“I wanted to tell you about a great new deal we have on”
“We have a family who are sold, they will buy your home”
No wonder people are reluctant to invite agents into their homes until they are ready to go onto the market!
Research, without the hassle
There is no better way to get an indication of what your house is worth than having an in person valuation by a reputable estate agent. However, there may be many reasons why you are not yet ready to have a face to face valuation yet. It could be the fear of being in the scenario above. You may need works done on the property before it’ is ready to value. You may be clinically vulnerable and worried about having people come into your home with Covid-19 infection rates rising, or you name be very emotionally invested in the property and you just aren’t ready it put it on the market yet.
One solution to getting an indication of what your property is worth, is by using an online valuation tool
Whilst these tools give you an instant idea of what your home may be worth. They may not be that accurate. As they cannot take into account the finish of your home. Improvements that may appeal to buyers. Nor can they keep up with a fast market, such as the one we are in now.
A virtual valuation
To get a much better idea, we have our virtual valuation The virtual valuation is a form that you can complete. It asks for more specifics about your property to enable us to give a more informed valuation. You can even upload photo’s. Once you have submitted the form, we will call you back within 24 hours with your valuation, which will be followed up with an emailed report.
After you have your valuation and report. We wont call you daily/weekly asking if you are ready to go into the market again. You can even unsubscribe from our newsletters.
Giving you time and space to make an informed decision on the next chapter of your life