Ask us: What are the benefits of an in-person valuation?

9th Feb 2023
David J Alexander

Whether you’re actively planning to put your house on the market, perhaps just curious about what your home may be worth, or simply considering your options, instant online valuations from property websites provide a great starting point. You enter your address and details about your property, then receive an immediate estimate of what your home could be worth. It's quick, easy, and you can do it any time of the day or night at a time convenient to you. 

How do instant online valuations work?

Instant valuation tools combine public data from land registries, Ordnance Survey, and Royal Mail on the age, size, and style of your property. It then combines this with available information on what your property is known to have sold for and the market value of surrounding buildings to generate an estimate of what your home could be worth. 

Try ours to see for yourself how quick and easy it is: instant online valuation

An instant online valuation, however, cannot see the condition of your home, the décor and improvements made, or any extensions and renovations you've made to the property. It also doesn't factor in real-time demand from buyers in the local area. 

In short, instant online valuations are no substitute for an in-person, accurate and current valuation done by a knowledgeable, local estate agent. An estate agent will have the expertise of the local area, the most up-to-date market knowledge, and, most importantly: they will see your property, inside and out. They will be able to assess its kerb appeal, they’ll be able to see the condition, layout and décor, and will be able to give you an accurate valuation based on all these factors. 

I’ve got an instant valuation - what next?

These valuation tools are built to give you an indication of the value of your house quickly. They can only provide you with a rough guide and should not be used to make any decisions. Our passionate property experts are happy to offer a no-fee valuation of your property at a time that suits you, so that you’re equipped with the information you need to make your next property decision. 

We know many of you have property questions you’d like answered – and we’re encouraging you to “Ask away…”       
Whatever you’d like to know – perhaps it’s one quick query, perhaps you have a list of questions – get in touch. Call, email or message us on our social media channels and we’ll provide advice, reassurance, and expert guidance.    
P.S. We can answer questions such as:    
•    Ask us what are the quickest ways to increase your property’s value     
•    Ask us what are the local plans that may affect local properties
•    Ask us how we can maximise what your property could sell for   
•    Ask us what it takes to get your property market ready

All done in 3 easy steps:

1)    Contact our team
       We’ll meet to discuss marketing and pricing
       We’ll take professional photographs and a virtual tour of your home
2)    Your property goes live
       We set your property listing live on all major marketing portals alongside our website
       Marketing continues and viewings take place
3)    Final offer accepted
       Your property is sold!

Here’s how to get started   

Contact one of our Senior Sales Valuers today on 0131 652 7313, or request your free in-person valuation.

Meet the team

Yasser Albassam

Senior Property Sales Consultant

Sarah McIntyre

Senior Property Sales Consultant

Stephen Lawson

Senior Property Sales Consultant