Property News & Views
Valuation versus Value —
22nd Feb 2018
When putting your house on the market it is tempting to
choose the estate agent who suggests the highest price particularly as agents will usually value your property free of charge.
At Peter Scott Estate Agents we advise caution. Some agency
valuers are paid a bonus for hitting monthly listing targets, irrespective of
the accuracy of the valuation. So, while you may be flattered by the agent who
tells you your house is worth a fortune, you may regret falling into the price
It is often untrained and inexperienced agents who quote the
highest value, so when choosing an agent, make sure they can back up their recommendations
with a knowledge of the local market place and evidence of recent sales of
Examine the marketing plan:
Which internet sites will your property feature
How will the agent present your property?
What type of marketing material will be used
What standard of photography will you receive
Look beyond the valuation, because in estate agency a high
valuation does not always deliver a good level of service.
For a realistic appraisal of your property you can rely on
contact Peter Scott Estate Agents on 01494 870 633
Photo by Jamie Edwards.