With 90% of potential buyers now starting their search for a home online, it's no wonder that more and more of us are ditching traditional high street estate agents and choosing to sell our homes privately via online estate agents .
But if you aren't a Phil Spencer or Sarah Beeny property expert and aren't too sure of what your home is worth then the handy new free Value My Home tool from the experts at Think Online Property might provide the answer.
Available instantly to all prospective private house sale vendors, the free 20 page valuation and report draws together detailed information about your property, your neighbours, your road and your area. Each report, generated by filling in a one minute online survey, includes prices of comparable properties in your area, the duration those properties have been on the market, demographic profile and average price to earnings ratios of the community, a breakdown of current stock to determine how desirable your property is, house price trends over the last 5 years, rankings of the most expensive streets and those with the highest turnover of properties in your area.
Peter Joseph, Founder and MD of Think Online Property, comments,
"Traditionally sellers have relied on high street estate agents to provide valuations on their homes and to set the asking price. However this valuation is quite often purely subjective and can be incorrect leading to a property selling under market value or at worst not selling at all. Our free online Value My Home tool utilises hard facts and figures combined with our own extensive research in accurate pricing to ensure the marketplace value of your property is pretty accurate.
"At Think Online Property the client comes first and that is why we believe it is so important to present a realistic value of a seller's home which will save a lot of heartache and hopefully result in a quicker sale being achieved. Plus, more importantly, if the bank's surveyor does not agree with a specified sale price then your potential buyer may not be able to secure a mortgage and the deal may fall through."
Available for residential properties across the UK, the free Value My Home tool can be accessed here http://www.onlineestateagentsuk.com/value-my-home/ or for more information call 0844 381 4787.