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New to property selling? Or maybe you’ve lived in your house for several years and the thought of navigating your way through the sale of your property fills you with dread. There are so many offers out there – no upfront fees, fixed fees, 7-day free trial and best of all the FREE valuation, you’d be forgiven to know where to start.

House prices are compared against similar properties in the area, so when it comes to selling your home, there’s no doubt that local market knowledge (location of schools and amenities, etc) and having a grasp of the current state of the local market will be key factors to leveraging the maximum asking price for your property.

So, you’ve asked yourself how desirable your neighbourhood is, but what comes next? To negotiate a fair asking price, knowing what your house is worth at the outset is vital. And getting your house valued is fundamental to the selling process.

Carried out by an estate agent, the valuation considers the age of the property, room size and layout, improvements such as extensions, refitted kitchens and bathrooms and any extras, such as conservatories, etc. The general state of repair and even the overall tidiness of the property can also affect the asking price.

Established for many years as local managing agents, we made the natural move into sales and lettings last year and one of the things that has always intrigued us is the free valuation.

Valuing a property before taking it onto the books is a necessity. And, in such a competitive and often cluttered marketplace, we have always known this be a no obligation, free service.

So why the hype? It is a ploy by estate agents to let people think that they are getting something for free? A Unique Selling Point (USP) that we hear so much about, adopted by a plethora of agents, that isn’t that unique after all. We all love the idea of getting something for nothing and maybe this has something to do with it. But one thing we do know, the valuation is where it all begins.

So, if you’re thinking of selling your home and want an expert to accompany you on this exciting journey, why not talk to us, the local agents with the local knowledge and more than one USP:

  • Fixed Fees
  • Longer opening hours
  • Premium listings for sole agency clients
  • £500 John Lewis gift card for new clients that sell with us in 2017

Oh, yes, of course we include a FREE valuation.

Drop us a quick note of your details and we’ll get straight back to you: http://www.engeljacobs.co.uk/contact-us

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