We'll talk you through how to get a house valuation from ourselves & if you're looking for it, we can also provide you with a no obligation offer on your property.
Do you want to find out how much your house is worth? Well of course you do, that's why you're here!
We don't offer an online valuation service or tool, mainly due to how inaccurate they can be. We believe the best way to value your home is to have a good, honest chat about your property and it's condition, then combine that with our knowledge and experience in the property industry we can provide you with a useful desktop valuation.
In doing so, our core "Sell House Fast" service as a business is to buy properties for cash, so, if you are interested in selling then we can provide you with a rough offer right there and then.
Want to find out how much your house is worth? We'll go one step further.
We can provide an accurate estimate of the value of your property by looking into the sold house prices in the area combined with a little bit of information from yourself around the properties condition, along with our expert knowledge in the property market and industry.
We don't stop there. If you're looking to determine how much your house is worth, it's likely that you're looking to sell it in the near future, so we can go one step further and make you an offer on the property, with absolutely no obligation.
If you have a specific query in regards to house valuations then we have several useful information and guides that dig into the topic in more detail, which you can find below:
Most homeowners already have a good idea of how much their house is worth, so why would you need to get a house valuation?
Knowledge is power and having a further opinion on the value of your house will just help arm you with more information.
Property prices are constantly changing, if you're looking to sell your home it's worth continuously doing research and keeping up to date with house sales in your area.
We like to think we're honest and open when we provide you with our house valuation, but we also try and urge you to do your own research on your local property market.
As we’ve touched on, online house valuation tools are a good way of getting an initial indication or idea of how much your house MAY be worth on the open market – although they can’t be seen as completely accurate.
Although we can talk you through our valuation, and get our team of underwriters to determine the value of your property – you might want to reference this against other tools. One thing with any of these tools that you need to take for granted is that they are unaware of the condition of the property.
But, where do you start? There are several free online house valuation tools that you can use, here’s a breakdown of some of the best!
Rightmove have built a tool that allows you to easily check all the data that you need to value your property, in what they call a price comparison report.
All you have to do is enter your postcode, and a few details about your home, and it will help provide you with sold house prices, similar properties on the market and no longer on the market properties.
It’s a really simple tool to use, but it requires a bit of knowledge and understanding on how to determine based on the information they provide, what your house may be worth, which we touch on later.
Here is a link to Rightmove’s House Valuation Tool.
Zoopla’s house valuation tool is probably the most popular out of the bunch, and it’s pretty easy to see why, as it actually provides you with a figure on your property.
All you have to do is type your postcode in, select your address, and it will provide you with an estimate price, including a "low" and "high" value at either side.
On the page, it will provide you with a timeline of your particular property sales, allowing you to also view some of the old listings if they’ve been on Zoopla.
Although it’s the easiest of the tools to use, we wouldn’t recommend trusting this valuation without taking into account extra information.
If you look at the information on “How are our estimates calculated?” it states “The data does not include: Any extra work that has been done to the property and has not been recorded yet (including extensions, extra rooms, makeovers)”.
We’ve also found that sometimes, some of the data might be a bit off, such as bedroom counts, bathroom counts, etc.
As you might expect, the HM Land Registry, who have all the house price data registered with them, is one of the best and most comprehensive tools out there.
Their tool allows you to search the price paid for houses in your nearby area with data that goes back all the way to 1995.
Although it’s great, reliable data, it doesn’t actually provide you with a full valuation of your property or comparable properties.
In order to keep it vague, we would suggest not entering your exact house number as this will only show your specific house(s) sold history, whereas if you just have your road then it will show you all the data for your road, offering a better overall view.
Here you can find the HM Land Registry Open Data.
This is another tool that works quite like Zoopla, providing a minimum and maximum valuation with yours as an average.
Along with showing you their valuation price, they also show you recent sold property price data local to you, and properties marked by them and their prices. On top of that, it offers a feedback section, which asks if you think the estimate is accurate.
In testing quite a few postcodes, the price was very similar to that which Zoopla provide, they must use a mix of very similar data.
Here is how you access the NETHOUSEPRICES instant house valuation tool.
The valuation tool for Property Price Advice is quite comprehensive, it asks you information about the property and it’s condition, with a lot of other tools don’t. They do however require you to enter your contact details.
Once you’ve submitted your valuation, you will find a page that offer an estimate price for your property, it’s previous sold price, the local average for all properties in the area and for comparable properties.
They state that their estimate price is based on 40 different components which includes 8 local area characteristics and 31 property characteristics, although that leaves an extra component, secret sauce?
It takes the average property price in the area, and adjusts it based on all these factors.
In a few properties we looked at, we did tend to feel it was a little less accurate than some of the other tools.
You can get a valuation in 3 steps by using the Property Price Advice tool.
Mouseprice is a great tool that very quickly provides you with a valuation, price ranges as well as several other statistics.
It’s also arguably the most simple to use, simply type a postcode in and click the link of your address and the information is all there for you.
Once you have selected your address you will find the previously recorded sold house prices for your property, an estimate valuation, price range, rental estimate, rental price range and all the details about your property as well as more properties on the street.
You can also look at area guides and trends such as the house growth in the area current values and housing stock.
Here is the link to access the Mouseprice tool.
Acadata have a fairly simple house price calculator which is based on the house price index.
You provide all the information about the property, including purchase price, date and property type, with the postcode of course.
They use this information based to work out the house price indexed based on when you purchased the house to what it currently is, a guide to inflation essentially. Once you have filled your details in and submitted, you’ll be greeted by the valuation result.
This doesn’t take quite a lot of factors into account, so you should only use it as a really rough example.
Here is the link to access the Acadata House Price Calculator.
Yopa also have a house price valuation tool which can offer you an instant online valuation using the external software company, ValPal.
Instant is a little bit of an exaggeration though, they ask you for your property details but also contact details, in which they then email you your valuation and try and book you in for a formal valuation.
You then receive an email shortly after, providing you with the average estimate of your property value, and a low and high estimate, but it differs slightly from the other tools.
Unfortunately they don’t offer you any further information on the email or details about how they come to this figure, or sold comparable for you to check, but they do say that it is based on “millions of pieces of data from sold house prices in your area to current market trends and the size of your home”.
Looking to sell, but unsure how much your property could be worth? Considering selling in the near future, but aren’t sure whether to use a traditional estate agent or a quick cash buyer?
We use a variety of tools to help you establish how much is your house worth, based on sold values in your area.
One of our Acquisitions Managers will then visit your property to take photos and look at the following:
Structure of the property and any issues
Amends to the property – extensions, new windows and doors or loft conversions
If the property is in a high-risk area – potential for flooding, near an old mine, landfill site or wind turbine
Problems with the property – Japanese Knotweed, damp, fire damage etc
Market trends – topical property news i.e. Brexit, Part-Exchange, New builds etc
There are loads of other factors that go into determining the value of a house.
There are that many factors that working out a value is never an exact science, which is why prices are constantly changing based on supply and demand.
Schools, amenities, GP's & schools
Bedrooms, bathrooms, living spaces
Is it listed or a period property? New build?
Open or closed floor plan?
Is it in need of a renovation?
Do you have a garden? Patio? Is it well kept?
What's the square footage of the home?
On road or off-road parking?
If you are looking to sell your property then you want to ensure that you are clued up in regards to how much your house is worth.
You need to ensure that you get valuations of your property from several different places so you have enough knowledge to make an informed decision on how much you want to sell it for.
Get an estate agent to value the property
Look on Rightmove and Zoopla at similar properties in nearby areas, and how quickly they are selling
Use online valuation tools to give you a rough estimate
Take into account any work or repair that will be needed to the property
Has the time come to sell your home? If you're considering selling, before going down any of the traditional routes it may be worth your while getting in contact with ourselves.
If you're looking for a fast house sale, and we take care of all of the legal fees for you.
Although we consider certain factors when we value your property, it won’t affect whether we buy it or not.
We buy any property in any condition and, whilst we do ask why you’re wanting to sell quickly, it won’t affect the offer we make or the level of customer service you’ll receive.
Our agents are experienced in working with a variety of customers who need a quick sale for all sorts of reasons.
By allocating you a specific agent who will be your main point of contact throughout the process, you should feel reassured and supported.
Our two-pronged valuation system simply enables us to offer you the best price for your property.
Although we can’t offer you the market value price, we will offer you a fair price and all legal fees are included so there are no hidden costs.
As cash buyers we can complete in a timescale to suit you so if you need to move quickly then we can help. We take the hassle out of property sales so you can focus on the important stuff.
We are more than just your average house buyer.
We're a trusted name in the industry and pride ourselves on being open and transparent to our customers, we're also a member of The National Association of Property Buyers & The Property Ombudsman, this means we have to adhere to the highest level of service and always do right by our customers.
We use our own cash facilities which means that we can offer you the best possible trade prices in the industry.
We have years of experience and we take care of the whole process for you, making selling your house a seamless and hassle free experience.
We also go the extra mile, we'll help arrange removals, find you a rental property or negotiate an onward purchase if required.
We're as transparent as we possibly can be from the start, and we can tell you straight away that unfortunately we aren't able to offer you full market value for your property.
We're cash buyers & provide a service that means we can buy your home much quicker than if you went through the traditional methods of sale.
As a rule of thumb we offer 80% of the market value, but this will sometimes be more or less dependant on a variety of different factors including location & condition for instance.
We'll cover any solicitors costs or fees - there are absolutely no hidden fees!
Traditional open market sales can take months, when you come to us, you save on all the bills you would have incurred in that time
We take all the hassle and stress out of the sale - not to mention what time we save & time is money!
After our initial phone conversation, if you're happy with the ball park figure that we're offering then we can send an agent to your property to provide a further in depth valuation.
This is again at no cost to yourself, and it helps us determine a more accurate valuation when we are able to assess the condition. There's no obligation at any phase, but at this point we will be able to provide you with at a finalised offer.
At the very least, in exchange for a little bit of your time, we'll be able to provide you with all the information you need in regards to your house valuation and an offer which you could have, even as a backup!
Do you still have a question around how much your house is worth or how to determine a valuation for you home?
To offer you the best house valuation, we will need your postcode, full address and information about how much equity you have already invested in the property.
It will also be useful to know if there are any issues with the property, or debts against it, as this could affect the value.
We use a range of tools to get the most accurate valuation of your property, based on similar properties in your area.
However, it is important for one of our managers to come out to view the property as this will enable us to take into account any unique features or issues.
We’ll then be able to offer the most accurate valuation for your property specifically.
When you sell your house, you may have a price in mind that you’d like to achieve.
Although we offer a fair price, we can’t offer you the full price so you should bear this in mind when you contact us.
We will always work with you to achieve the best price for your property.
Our agents and managers will talk to you and take into consideration your circumstances as well as unique aspects of your property, and the area that you live in, in order to present the best possible offer.
Unfortunately none of the online estimates are accurate, especially if you have a different range of house prices on your road. The best way to get a value is actually have someone visit your home, we often send a regional manager ourselves in order to provide you with an offer.
The definition of market value is an estimate of the amount for which a property should exchange on the date of the valuation between a willing buyer and seller.