So why do you need a valuation for your Ashford property? You might already think you have a pretty good idea of the value of your property. After all, you know what the neighbours sold theirs for, and aside from their hideous yellow front door, the houses are identical.
But, have you taken into account their professionally landscaped garden and their conservatory, or your walk-in wardrobe and loft conversion. And what about decor? Perhaps their taste in front door colours extends indoors….
It all makes a difference.
This is why we always recommend arranging for one of our expert team at Stevens to give your property a free property valuation. We know the market inside out and just what prospective buyers are looking for when it comes to property in Ashford, Kent and the surrounding areas.
But why is a professional valuation of your Ashford property important in the first place?
This might sound painfully obvious – but bear with me: if you want to sell your home, getting an accurate valuation of your property is the best thing to do if you want to sell it quickly, and for the best possible price.
If it’s valued too low, sure it will generate a lot of interest and probably sell quickly, but you’re going to lose money.
On the flip side, a property that is going for well below market value can often be a red flag for potential buyers who will assume there is a shady reason for the low price.
If your property is valued too high, there won’t be much interest and it could sit on the market for all eternity until you drop the price. Also, you’ll eventually have to drop the price to what your property is really worth, and all that potential buyers will see is the decrease in value – and wonder why…
Our agents at Stevens will give you a free and accurate property valuation that will ensure your property sells quickly for the best possible price.
Why else might someone want a property valuation?
Well, if you want suitable insurance cover for your home, you’ll have to make sure it is correctly valued. If you tell an insurer a price that is too low, you risk not being adequately covered.
And, if you value your home too high, you could end up paying too much for your insurance. So, when it comes to insurance coverage and the cost of your premiums, an accurate property valuation is essential.
Looking to remortgage? If you are, you’ll need an up-to-date and accurate valuation of your property. A mortgage company will want the most precise information possible before stumping up the cash.
And how about renting out your property? If you’ve decided to enter landlord territory, you can’t just pull a rent figure out of thin air. A full and accurate property valuation means that you’ll be able to rent your Ashford property for a price that is fair all round.
So, whether you are looking for a valuation for your flat, house or sprawling country estate, Stevens can help. We are an independent Ashford-based estate agents with unsurpassed knowledge of the local area, and our fingers on the pulse of the property market – plus we promise to take our shoes off when we come in!