How to value your property

May 16, 2013

One of the biggest challenges homeowners face is how much to ask for their properties.  Most vendors will ask 2-3 traditional estate agents to come round to give valuations.

It’s easy to be seduced by the highest amount, but beware: usually that agent is trying to secure your business and knows you will be swayed by the thought of more money in your pocket.  (And, of course, he’s hoping for the extra cash in his pocket, too!)

Here’s the reality: buyers are very savvy about property values, thanks to online sites like Rightmove and Zoopla, and will know if your house is overpriced.  The more overpriced, the longer it will likely take for you to sell your home.

Emoov founder, Russell Quirk, recommends you do your own homework before phoning any high street agents.  Using resources like






you’ll get a good idea of what the market will bear right now.

Of course, it’s always possible you have an exceptional property that doesn’t match other homes in your area.  You’ll be sure that at we’ll give you our honest, professional opinion about a realistic asking price.   Remember, we charge a flat fee to sell your home, so overinflating valuations is not a motivation for us to get your business.  We just want to help you sell your home quickly and efficiently – and for a whole lot less than high street agents.

Check out Russell giving his top tips on choosing the best price for your own home: