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24Jan

Are you searching online for an agent to ‘value my house’? Selling your property ahead of a planned move can often be difficult for a variety of reasons. With more places than ever before to list your property, getting it valued at the right price is imperative. So, whether you’re planning a move or are curious as to the value of your home, contact one of our experienced agents today on 01793 611677 and book your free property valuation.

 

When you ask a professional property agent to “value my house”, there are a wide range of factors that go into the final valuation figure. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at how you can maximise the value of your property to potential buyers, and how our team can really help you on your property journey.

 

At Castles Estate Agents, we’re strong believers in the philosophy that the right house, marketed by the right agent, at the right price, will sell - no matter what.


Where Can I Value My House?

If you’re searching online for ‘value my house’, the results you’re given may be rather inaccurate. This is primarily due to the online valuation tools defaulting to pre-determined information, such as average property value in the area, number of bedrooms, house type and garden size. There are a wide range of factors that will determine the overall value of your property, but searching online for ‘value my house’ will only give you a very rough and inaccurate figure.

 

Not only do online valuations prove to be partially accurate, listing your property solely online can present the same problem. Because the buying process is so rigorous, buyers tend to use online portals such as Right Move and other popular listing sites to compare and research. Very few properties are sold from solely listing online, so if you’re wondering why your house hasn’t sold yet, it’s probably because your marketing strategy is too narrow.

Value My House 

With thousands of property valuations carried out, the experienced property agents at Castles Estate Agents can help identify the most accurate listing price for your home. With a passion for property and a long experience in the housing market, our agents can provide you with a comprehensive strategy to sell your property at the very best price.

 

Many first-time sellers often come unstuck by going with agents who offer the lowest agency fees. Whilst sometimes this proves to be a non-issue, many of our clients have previously been with agents who have failed to generate genuine buyer interest for months on end.

 

We cannot stress the importance of choosing an estate agent based on their ability to sell your home at the very best price, instead of choosing an agency who offers exceptionally low fees. For example - if an agent is willing to devalue their own service with such low agency fees, would they be willing to try their very hardest to protect your investment?


Book Your Free Property Valuation

For a free, comprehensive property valuation, get in touch with a member of our team today. Our agents will be able to provide you with a full property report and offer information and advice on presenting your property for its true value. So, stop searching online for ‘value my house’ and begin your property journey today by calling Castles on 01793 611677.

19Dec

How your final house value can be impacted by your marketing strategy

 

With consistent developments and growth in property marketing, there are now more places you can list your property than ever before. But being listed doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll sell your property. At Castles Estate Agents in Swindon, we’re firm believers that being listed in the right place at the right time by the right agent can make all the difference. So, if you’re asking yourself ‘what’s my house worth?’, simply get in touch with our experienced team of agents today by calling 01793 611677. Alternatively, you can book a valuation online and select a preferred date.

 

In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the difficulties faced by property owners who have tried to sell their house online without the help of an agent. We’ll also be providing some advice on how you can get the best price when listing your property and some top tips on preparing yourself for the upcoming boom in people searching for properties.

 
Listing online

 

Everyone uses the internet. So, if you list your property online then surely everyone can see it? Wrong. Whilst we all wish selling a house was really that simple, there are an abundance of factors that influence the sale of your house. Below, we look at a few reasons why people struggle to sell their home:

 

-       Your property isn’t being marketed properly

This issue has become quite a common trend and reiterates the point above where listing your property online just won’t cut it. Doing it alone and without the help of an experienced agent can be tough, especially when trying to get the right buyers to see your property when they’re searching. For help and advice on ensuring your property is effectively being marketed, get in touch with our team today.

 

-       Your asking price is inaccurate

In the past, we’ve worked with homeowners who have listed their house online without really knowing its true value. Getting a comprehensive property valuation is a good start, but comparing it to a second or even third opinion will give you an accurate figure of how much your property is worth.

 

Not only may your asking price be inaccurate, it may also limit who sees your property when potential buyers are filtering their search online. If you’re still asking yourself ‘what’s my house worth?’, you can get advice from one of our local agents, and book a property valuation on a date that suits your schedule.

 

-       Your property doesn’t give off a great first impression

You may have had your property listed for a long time, and are getting plenty of viewings - but just can’t seem to get any real interest from potential buyers. If you can relate to this experience, then your property could do with a little touch-up. Now, we’re not talking about completely redecorating, but ensuring your home is clean, tidy and smelling fresh is a must. For more information on making that first impression count, you can visit our attracting buyers page. 

 

If you feel as though you can relate to some of the above, our team of friendly and experienced property agents can help get your journey back on track.

 

So, whether you’re worried about the performance of your current agent, have concerns over the asking price of your property, or are at the very start of your property journey - call us today on 01793 611677.

 

If you’re thinking of selling your property, remember: choose your estate agent based on their ability to sell your property at the best price, and not based on how low their agency fees are!

19Dec

Top tips for positioning your property for the post-Christmas property surge 

This year, we’ve seen the property market shift to a more neutral market, with the speed of house sales slowing. So, what does this mean? Well for a start, home buyers have more choice, and no longer feel the need to rush into a sale. This makes it more important than ever to stand out from the crowd and ensure you highlight what makes your property different. With increased talk of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many property experts forecast its impact to be short term, and that ‘widespread price reductions’ are not the way to go.

 

What does this mean for sellers? And how can you be positioning yourself to ensure you get the very best price when selling your property on the market? In this article, we’ll be exploring some facts and figures into buyer behaviour, as well as some top tips on how you can position your property for the post-Christmas surge.

 

Choosing the right estate agent is essential, and is often the difference for how long your property is listed & its final sale price. At Castles, we care about property, and will go that extra mile for every one of our customers. Begin your property journey with us today by booking a free property valuation, or by calling one of our friendly and experienced team on  01793 611677.


The post-Christmas property surge

Between boxing day and the new year, there is a huge influx of home sellers looking to move. With more property owners looking for a new home, this not only increases the number of people looking to buy but also the number of people looking to sell. This ‘property surge’ is evident in Rightmove's Google Analytics website traffic between the periods of January - March 2017 compared to October - December 2016 - seeing an increase of 26% throughout the first 3 months of the year.

 

So, how does this affect those looking to sell? Well, it means that between now and the new year you should be doing everything you can to make your property stand out from the crowd. With this increased activity in the property market, being listed online isn’t enough. Just because more people are searching, it doesn’t mean your property will be found - nor does it mean that reducing your property value is the right course of action.

What you can do to stand out 

Getting your property in shape for buyers is essential to any property journey - and a few cosmetic improvements can go a long way on first impressions for potential buyers. By having your home in the very best condition ready for the post-Christmas surge can help you stand out, and our agents will make sure you stand out to the right people.

At Castles Estate Agents, our property experts are experienced in understanding market trends and activity and can provide comprehensive advice and information on the best course of action to take when listing your property for sale. If you’re looking to sell your home, or are struggling to find buyers with your current strategy - get in touch with our team today. We can be at your property today to carry out a free valuation and help you get your property journey back on track and in time for the post-Christmas property surge. Get in touch today by calling us on 01793 611677.

07Dec

Property valuation – How much is my house worth?

 

Are you curious about your property value? Or have you listed your property and are wondering why it hasn’t sold or been let? With developments in the property market over the last 6 months, being listed online just isn’t enough to sell your home. As the property market evolves into a ‘buyer’s market’, you can no longer just list your property online and hope that it sells.

 

Sitting around at home and convincing yourself that the market is holding you back can often be the downfall of a successful sale or let. With a proven track record of 15 years and succeeding where others have failed, Castle Estate Agents are proud to provide a comprehensive property valuation service that helps you understand the next steps by giving professional advice – and not just telling you what you want to hear.

 

In this article, we explore some of the basics behind property valuation as well as some examples where a traditional service & advice has generated some great results.

Property Valuation

When it comes to property valuation, understanding how much your house is worth, and how you can maximise the value of your house is essential. In such a competitive market, house valuations can often dictate how long your house is on the property market for. Understanding the different factors that make up your property valuation can really help attract the right buyers right from the off – and we’ll be looking at some examples of this later in the article.

 

To request a property valuation from one of our experienced agents, simply fill out our property valuation request form. To get started, simply enter your name, email address, postcode in the form, and select your preferred dates for an appraisal. In the ‘message’ box you can provide us with additional information about yourself and your property such as property age and number of rooms.

 

House value & attracting the right buyers

 

If you need to sell your house quickly with no hassle, a little effort goes a very long way when attracting the right buyers. There’s no need to over-invest in developing your home to appeal to the right audience – but there are definitely a few things you can do that make a big difference to impressions:

 

·      First impressions are important, and with your front garden being the first area potential buyers will see, it needs to be clean and tidy. This goes for the back garden too.

·      For the front of your property, you’ll want it to have that welcoming, homely feel. A fresh coat of paint (including window and door frames) goes a very long way in creating a good impression – and costs next to nothing!

 

Once you’ve got the exterior of the property covered, the same goes for the inside of your home. Clean and tidy is a must, with no stains or marks on the walls – you can apply a fresh coat of paint where needed.

 

These factors can go a long way when selling your property, and our agents will provide you with advice and information on next steps after carrying out a property valuation. Unlike other estate agents, we won’t just tell you what you want to hear, and will truly give you the best advice on selling your home for the right price.

 

How much is my house worth?

 

With the property marketing constantly changing and evolving, your property value can fluctuate depending on varying factors. At Castles Estate Agents, we really do believe that the right house, marketed by the right agent, at the right price – will sell no matter what.

 

Case Study #1 – Property Sold

 

The sold property had been listed by another local agent for a number of months without success and the vendor became disillusioned and instructed Castles to market their property. We received instructions to market on Monday 6th November and had agreed the sale (stc) to the first person to view the property on Thursday 9th November at the full asking price!

 

Case Study #2 – Property Let

 

The let property had once again been on the market with a local agent to let but again there was a lack of activity and no success at finding a suitable tenant. The landlord decided to instruct Castles lettings to market the property and once again we managed to successfully agree a let on the property at the full asking price to the first tenant to view the property within 4 days of coming to the market!

 

To book a property valuation or for more information, please get in touch with one of our agents today my calling 01793 611677.

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