If you want to extract existing equity from your home, you will need to get a favourable property valuation.
First impressions count
Make sure your property is well maintained, and make small aesthetic improvements if necessary.
Street appeal is important for a property valuation
A freshly mowed lawn, free of weeds and neat hedges will improve the overall appearance of your property.
Keep a list of all the updates
It’s important to maintain records of all the changes you’ve made to the property – even small items – since the valuer may not notice them.
Keep an eye on nearby sales
Have comparable sales data ready for the valuer so you can show your expectations match nearby realities.
Ensure the valuer is comfortable
An excessively warm property, or a pet that constantly gets in the way might not impact on your property valuation, but it will affect the valuer’s mood.