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House valuations - do estate agents look beyond cr*pdom?

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essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 20:57:31

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Guardianangel Tue 21-Jun-05 21:00:45

Yes they do, but you must understand a mess does influence how they feel about the property. It is the EA expectation that the house is fit to view. I wont say it affects valuation but just how confident the EA is about pushing the property forward for viewing.

essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:05:18

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Guardianangel Tue 21-Jun-05 21:07:59

thoroughly recommend it!

essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:08:19

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essbee Tue 21-Jun-05 21:10:58

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essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 00:56:24

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HappyHuggy Wed 22-Jun-05 01:09:32

Hi Essbee

your house is lovely and its in alovely area.

unless its changed dramatically since a few weeks ago then its only kids stuff thats around?

just shove it in the cuboard and ignore it


essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 01:16:49

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SoupDragon Wed 22-Jun-05 08:18:50

You'd better hope so. Snigger.

Shove it all in your car Or the loft

essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 10:58:42

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essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 11:26:27

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essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 11:30:27

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annh Wed 22-Jun-05 19:51:58

The estate agent should be able to look beyond any mess and superficial stuff but your potential buyers may not. What was he recommending you had done for this 8k?

Kaz33 Wed 22-Jun-05 19:55:06

We got our flat ready for sale by painting a couple of the rooms (£600), putting a new curtain rail and curtains in living room (£500)and sorting out a couple of annoying unfinished DIY jobs (£600). The biggest thing we did was to clear out the clutter and change the layout of some of the rooms to make them easier to see the potential.

These things made it easier to sell the flat, I don't believe it added any value to the flat. The big selling factor for us was location, location, location... If you are in the right area you will sell at the right place

essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 22:21:39

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essbee Wed 22-Jun-05 22:23:33

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Kaz33 Thu 23-Jun-05 17:30:54

3 bed with potential to be proper 4 bed, nought wrong with that. Can you do a comparison to see what 4 bed in the same road goes for?

The question by the sounds of it - is do you want to move? When doing your calculations don't forget to factor in stamp duty on your purchase, agents fees on your sale, moving costs, survey costs, fees for new mortgage. Would this swallow up some/all of your equity ?

If you have space, could you get a lodger to help pay the mortgage ?

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