How to Value Your House to Sell Online

Published on 4 August, 2017

If you’ve got plans to sell your home, you might be wondering about the value of your property and if there is any way to boost this figure prior to the sale. 

Most people probably have a vague idea of what their property is worth, but an accurate figure is helpful when putting your property on the market. There’s a variety of ways you can get a valuation, whether it’s through an estate agent or getting a free house valuation online.

This post looks at ways in which you can boost your selling appeal and get an accurate valuation when selling your property.

How Much is Your House Worth?

Most home owners will know the rough value of their home, but we’d recommend seeking three separate valuations of the property before selling your home online, so you can get a clearer idea of what it’s worth when you decide to put it on the market. Getting it wrong and accepting a lower offer than it’s worth could lose you thousands of pounds.

So how can you get a valuation of your house? Contrary to popular belief, estate agents don’t tend to conduct detailed valuations of properties but instead suggest an appropriate sale price by taking into account the current market, local demand and the price of comparable properties in the same area.

If you want a more detailed valuation following the estate agent’s initial indications, you could consult an experienced valuer who works to the code set by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Another useful tool that you can use is a free online house valuation calculator, like the one we have at Hatched. Head to our website and get your house valuation online, free of charge. We’re experts at selling houses online so we can also give you quality advice on how to best present your home, as well as advising on if there’s anything that might help you secure a sale fast, especially when selling your house online.

Adding Value to Your House 

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Whether selling property online or in the traditional way through an estate agent, it’s important to maximise your home’s profitability. 

Making your home an appealing prospect to potential buyers can add value to your house and increase the sale price, so what improvements could you consider making? Here are a few ideas for some home selling inspiration: 

Most buyers will decide if they like a property from first glance, so you need to make sure you avoid any negative first impressions, whether the potential buyer is physically viewing the house in person or browsing on the internet. If you’re selling your house online, make sure the house is well-presented in high-resolution photos to capture the potential buyer’s attention. 

Selling a House Online

You might be asking, should I be selling my house online? Well, opting to use online house selling agents could save you a significant amount of money, as well as giving you greater control over the sale. 

Potential buyers who are serious about buying a property are likely to browse the internet to find their next home, so you can potentially reach a larger audience and decide which websites you want your property to be included on. Often, you’ll have to conduct the viewings yourself, but it means that you’re in charge of the process of selling your home and who better to highlight all the benefits of the property to a potential buyer?

When selling your home online, make sure you maximise the value of the property by making it more presentable and appealing to potential buyers. That means when you come to getting your property valued and putting it on the market, you can be sure that you’re getting the best price possible for your home.

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