How an accurate market valuation will sell your house quickly

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We all want to achieve the maximum amount of money when we sell our homes.

But, going with the estate agent who quotes you the highest suggested asking price for your property is no guarantee that you’ll end up with more money in the bank when you complete on the sale.

 

Why do estate agents price properties differently?

Unfortunately, there are some estate agents who will promise you a higher price than any other agent simply to get your business.

And some people agree to a higher commission level because they believe the increased amount they’ll receive from the sale will offset this.

But, there is always the danger that if you don’t achieve the high asking price, you’ll still pay a higher commission level when you have to drop the price to attract a buyer.

 

How do good estate agents value your property?

At Sims Williams, we don’t tell customers what they want to hear, unless we can back it up with facts and figures.

When it comes to providing a market valuation, we take a structured approach, based on our 35 years’ experience of selling homes along the coastal strip between Emsworth and Climping.

 

Study local housing market statistics

Before we step into your home, we will already have done our homework.

Whether you live in Arundel, Walberton, Chichester or any of the beautiful villages in between, Sims Williams will have reviewed house sale prices for similar properties over the last 12 to 18 months.

We use our own records and detailed analysis we can access from industry sources like Rightmove and the Land Registry.

Our research includes looking at asking prices against the agreed sale price and the time these properties spent on the market.

We’ll take into account access to and the quality of local amenities, including schools, health and leisure facilities.

We also look at the supply and demand for similar properties in your area – if there’s a shortage of homes like yours, this will increase demand from buyers.

We’ll talk you through our research when we come to value your property.

 

Visiting your property to provide a valuation

Thanks to the effort we put in before coming to value your property, we’ll already have a ballpark property valuation figure as a sound starting point.

Once we’ve had the chance to look around your property through the eyes of a potential buyer, our recommended asking price will be based on the following: –

  • Overall condition of your property – an immaculately presented home will fetch more than a property that needs structural repairs, decorating from top to toe, or even an untidy property.
  • Number of bedrooms – if you’ve adapted your home and reduced the number of bedrooms compared to similar properties, this may affect the asking price you can hope to achieve.
  • Living space – properties with good living space that flows nicely and can meet the needs of different potential buyers usually sell quickly. Depending on your target market, that could mean an open plan kitchen and dining room to accommodate growing families or a cosy lounge and separate rooms to appeal to older buyers.

 

Achieving the recommended asking price

At Sims Williams, our aim is always to help our customers receive the highest possible – and realistic – asking price for their property.

Once you instruct us to sell your property, we’ll provide advice and guidance on getting your home ready to sell and how to make the sale process as quick and stress free as possible.

We accompany all viewings so we’re on hand to point out all the benefits and features of your property to prospective buyers we have already taken the time to get to know and understand their property needs.

 

No Sale, no Fee

Unlike some estate agents, Sims Williams operates on a “No Sale, No fee” basis meaning you won’t pay us commission unless we sell your home.

 

Free market evaluation

If you’re thinking of selling your home, please contact us to arrange a free market valuation.

We have offices in Arundel, Chichester and Walberton and our friendly team have over 300 years’ property experience to help you sell your property.

Contact us today and let’s get moving.

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Sims Williams were amazing as Estate Agents and kept us informed all along the way. Very good people, who we can't recommend highly enough.
David F - Buyer - Jan 26th, 2021

Would definitely recommend!

I had been with another agent for quite a long time and was being messed around. When I decided to instruct Sims Williams they got very quick results and I had accepted an asking price offer3 days later. Linda and Louise were very proactive and efficient and I would highly recommend them.
Daphne - Vendor - Mar 12th, 2021

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I found Sims Williams to be an excellent company, providing a great service in a friendly manner making me feel very comfortable that everything was being done to get me exactly what I required.
Alan - Tenant - Feb 24th, 2022

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Michael - Buyer - Jun 9th, 2021

Exemplary service

Buying through Sims Williams was made as stress-free as possible, with friendly and professional management of the sale. I was kept up-to-date with progress regularly. Really highly impressive. Many thanks especially to Mel and Calum at the Chichester branch.
Peter - Buyer - Feb 8th, 2021

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The service we received from Mr Vawdrey and The Sims Williams team (Chichester) was exceptional. They were very quick to respond and very efficient in finding us a good tenant and altogether a pleasure to work with . Many thanks
Fiona - Landlord - Jan 6th, 2021

Not just another Buyer!

I had nothing but a positive experience with Sims Williams. Very helpful team, always responded quickly and will go above and beyond to make sure the process is as easy and stress free as possible. Emma was amazing, totally professional but extremely friendly, giving advise and opinions that were not always related to the property. Moving from a completely different county and not always knowing who to ask or contact, Emma was always on hand to help. Emma made me feel that we were not just another buyer but someone she was interested in. Thank you.
Sam - Buyer - Jun 17th, 2021

Amazing Service

We are now well and truly settled into our new home and I wanted to thank Sim Williams for all you did to manage a speedy sale of our home. You said it wouldn't take long and with three offers within 36 hours we couldn't have asked for more. Having not been through the buying/selling process for 33 years we were immensely grateful to Mike and Mel for all their support, answering questions and following things through. The regular contacts and updates were extremely welcome and was something we hadn't expected.
Richard & Anne - Vendors - Mar 5th, 2021

5 Star Service

Purchasing a property can be a difficult and stressful experience and it was certainly no different for us. The people we were buying from were difficult but staff at Sims Williams helped us get through the experience. They understood our concerns, always responded positively and kept us fully informed at all stages of the purchase. They were very friendly but remained professional. They appreciated that a successful sale has to suit both parties. They succeeded in helping both parties to come together. A huge thank you to the Walberton staff of Sims Williams!!
David and Janet - Buyers - Jan 26th, 2021

EXCELLENT SERVICE

From first contact to completion of sale and also finding me a rental property service was excellent. I found the staff to be personable, efficient and courteous.
Vendor - Jan 20th, 2021