07 Jun 2023

Preparing Your Home for a Valuation

Preparing Your Home for a Valuation

When it comes to selling your home a property valuation plays a crucial role in determining its market worth. Ensuring that your home is presented in the best possible light during the valuation process can significantly impact the final valuation figure. Let’s dive into a few tips you can use before you get your home valued. 

Let’s go full Kim Woodburn

Get your marigolds on as it’s time to give your home a thorough cleaning. It is essential to pay attention to every nook and cranny from the floors to the ceilings (clean those skirting boards that haven’t been touched in months). Remove any clutter and make sure each room is tidy and well-organised. A clean and well-maintained home creates a positive impression on the valuer.

Can you fix it?

It’s time to put on your tool belt and get to work. Make a checklist of any repairs or maintenance tasks that need attention. Fix leaky taps, replace those bulbs that have given up on life, repair any damaged walls, and ensure that all appliances are in working order. A well-maintained property demonstrates pride of ownership and can positively impact the valuation.


Enhance Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, and the exterior of your home sets the stage for the valuation. Pay attention to the curb appeal, we’re talking about a well-manicured garden that's not trying to impersonate a jungle. Take the time to mow the grass, trim hedges, and clear out that ten-year-old swing set that is close to becoming a relic. A well-maintained exterior creates a positive initial impression.


Declutter and Depersonalise

We hate to say it, but nobody wants to see your 2008 holiday pictures from Turkey.

Let’s depersonalise your space by removing family photos or personalised decorations. Decluttering your space creates a sense of openness and allows the valuer to envision the property's potential. Additionally, consider rearranging your furniture to create a spacious and inviting atmosphere.


Everyone has something unique about their home – what’s yours?

Highlighting the cool features of your home can positively impact the valuation. If you have a fireplace, ensure it is clean and visually appealing. If you have high ceilings or architectural details, let’s draw attention to them. Create focal points in each room to showcase the property's best attributes.

So, we have shared some fantastic tips to help you prepare but it’s time for you to get out there and work your magic. You can create a positive and inviting atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on the valuer. Remember that every detail, from cleanliness to showcasing key features counts.

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