Valuations


Aside from your choice of estate agent, pricing your property is the single most important factor in determining whether or not you achieve a successful sale. Naturally, you want to get as much as you can for your most valuable asset: but ask too much, and you will scare possible buyers away – potentially jeopardising the outcome altogether.

(That, incidentally, is why it is so crucial that that you don’t choose an agent just because they value your home more highly than anyone else. It’s a decision you may come to regret!)

With Williams & Donovan, you can be assured that we will not provide you with an over-inflated valuation, just to gain the instruction. Instead, we will undertake extensive market research before we visit - and (unlike some other agents) we will always back up our thoughts on value with firm evidence in the form of recent local sales data.

To reflect the huge importance we attach to arriving at the fairest possible market valuations, they will normally be undertaken by one of our Directors, or by the Managers of our Hockley and Benfleet offices. Either way, you have the reassurance of knowing that you are dealing with a senior property professional with years of experience in the local market.

Out of respect for your privacy, we will be discreet when we arrive to value your home. So, no need to worry that we might turn up in a car emblazoned with the Williams & Donovan brand! We will also gladly offer suggestions about how to enhance your home’s buyer appeal – and therefore help maximise the eventual sale price. (Check out our advice on Preparing Your Home for Sale HERE)