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How to Prepare for a Home Valuation


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How to Prepare for a Home Valuation

When selling a property, one of the first steps is to have a home valuation carried out. A home valuation is an assessment of the property's value, which is used to determine the asking price. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a home valuation:

  • Clean and declutter: Before the valuation, make sure to clean and declutter your home to ensure that it looks its best. A clean and tidy home will make a better impression on the valuer and may lead to a higher valuation.


  • Make any necessary repairs: If there are any outstanding repairs that need to be made, be sure to take care of them before the valuation. This will help to ensure that the property is presented in the best possible light.


  • Research the local market: It's helpful to research the local property market to get an idea of what similar properties are selling for in the area. This can help you to have realistic expectations for the valuation.


  • Be prepared to answer questions: The valuer may ask questions about the property, such as when it was built, any recent renovations, and any notable features. Be prepared to provide this information to the valuer.


  • Provide documentation: If you have any documentation that supports the value of the property, such as receipts for recent renovations or upgrades, be sure to provide it to the valuer.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your home valuation is as accurate as possible, which can ultimately lead to a more successful sale.


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