Never being ones to shy away from speaking truth to power, we at Leadhome thought we’d blow the whistle on the real estate industry. Think of this as an installation of #RealEstateLeaks.
This time we are shining right on the dark underbelly of free valuations – which aren’t always what they seem.
These days just about every estate agency that has any sense offers sellers a free valuation of their property.
But many of free valuations are not prepared with rigour and often vary wildly from the eventual selling price.
They are also pretty much useless to sellers if an agent does explain the report and offer advice on what selling price would be most appropriate for the market at any given time.
Yes, Leadhome also offers a free, no-commitments valuation. And yes, we do so hoping it will be the start of a beautiful friendship where you entrust us to sell your home.
But we put the same love and care into preparing our valuation reports (better known as comparative market analysis) as we do into everything else we do.
Our approach is scientific and data driven – drawing on area growth, historical sales and comparable properties.
We also call on the local knowledge our experienced agents have of your area to sense-check our numbers.
Our reports tell you what we think your property’s fair value is and we propose a price at which we think your property should be marketed to have the best chance at a successful sale.
As if that’s not enough, our Local Property Experts are waiting on the wings to talk you through the valuation.
Plus if you still need a stock valuation done by a professional valuer, we have partners that can do this for you. It’s just another step to ensure our clients feel confident in their sale.
Not to toot our own horns or anything, but we are damn proud to say that our free valuations aren’t a marketing gimmick.
They provide you with proper advice that you can use, whether you choose to sell your property through us or not. Which other agency can say the same?
This article was provided by Leadhome