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How would we value YOUR house?

We advise – YOU decide!

There is no exact science – a property is only worth what a buyer is prepared to pay. It’s the responsibility of my co-director Dan Batchelor and myself to assess all relevant factors to enable us to offer our opinion when we carry out our appraisals. No two properties are the same and every sellers’ plans are different so we must approach our task with open and objective minds whilst taking into account your requirements. Two principle factors we must consider are the importance of your plans and the timescale you desire.

One of the most reliable guides we can employ is comparable evidence. Knowledge of the   recent sale prices of similar properties can be a good base for us to work from. When advising you on value we will also consider the present state of the market, the location, environmental factors, the general condition and presentation of your property and any valuable potential it may have.

Many property types are unique, therefore comparable evidence cannot be found – this is where our experience counts. With the benefit of having carried out many thousands of appraisals in and around Taunton, Dan or I can usually draw at least some evidence from a cross section of similarly sized properties, with broadly similar features and indicate from a ‘gut feeling’ a range within which value should lie. In such cases we’ll advise you a ‘Guide price’ should be set, with offers invited – the best offer will then pinpoint value and on the basis the sale materialises we can be confident that the best price has been achieved.

It’s essential you are aware our appraisal meeting is a discussion process and the final decision on where to set the price is yours. Having weighed up our information and advice, YOU will decide your price and we will set about doing all we can to achieve your goals.

Between ourselves, Dan Batchelor and I have been valuing houses in and around Taunton for more than 50 years, so if experience counts and you’re planning a sale – Call us First!

By Chris Willey

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