What’s my House Worth?

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 Why get a Free Online Valuation?

How much is my house worth? It depends on how fast you need to sell it, or who is buying it and for what purpose.

If you need to sell your house fast because you want to move house, then it’s worth what you can sell it for. The selling price depends on who is in the market to buy your home, how many competing buyers and how long you are prepared to market the property.

This could be 6 to 9 months to achieve a successful sale. If you need a valuation because you are raising finance, then the mortgage company need a model to follow, which will simulate what you might achieve by selling. The valuation figure in this instance is likely to be less than if you had actually put it on the market for sale, and maybe based on a shorter 3/4 month selling time-scale.

Our free instant house valuation tool from Trappic gives you an idea as to how much your house is worth. Try it above, put in your postcode and a few other details and get some upper, median and lower values for your home. Value your property in an instance, FREE of charge!

Once you have generated a house valuation quotation from the tool, then if you need a quick sale, try one of the many property buyers listed, on the sell house fast directory.

To value your home, you can also look at sold house prices from Land Registry, and properties similar to yours currently for sale on internet portals. This is pretty much what estate agents do anyway when it comes to valuing a house.

What’s the advantage of obtaining a free online house valuation?

  • If you establish a rough valuation of your home BEFORE contacting estate agents or property buying companies then you’ll not have the wool pulled over your eyes, and hopefully you can choose the right agent or house buyer that best suits you.
  • Try checking house prices via ‘Zoopla current values’ and find out ‘how much is my house worth’. Again finding the value of your home in advance enables you to plan your finances and budget better when buying your new home
  • Get something for free, there is no charge for obtaining a house valuation from us, there is no obligation and there is no charge for doing so.

How are house valuations calculated, how much is my house worth?

To value my property, ie find out it’s true worth, this is how to do it stage by stage below.

1. Find out what houses are for sale currently similar to yours.

Zoopla or Rightmove houses for sale can help to work out the value of your property. These prices or values can then be compared to properties for sale on the market currently, which are similar to your home.

2. Land Registry and Zoopla sold house prices can be checked.

The sold house price figures for properties can change hugely form area to area. Property values can be checked using Zoopla or Rightmove sold values. Use the house valaution tool here to get an approximate value fo your home and find out roughly, how much is my house worth.

3. What other factors impact on house values, are their any amenities of features which impact on these?

Houses all vary, even if they are similar, they could differe in price hugely. Some areas have a better postcode, or are nearer to amenities of something else which house buyers will pay a premium. New kitchens/bathrooms, local crime rates and so on can all have an effect on house values.

Assessing the value of a property, are their any formal guidelines?

To set standards for valuing property, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the governing body for registered valuers who have set out standards and guidance for valuing property.

Source RICS: ‘The estimated amount for which an asset or liability should exchange on the valuation date between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arm’s length transaction after proper marketing and where the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently and without compulsion.’

Thank you for reading our article on what is my house worth, we hope you have enjoyed it!

*Our privacy policy 2018

We are transparent about the data we are storing and why we are storing it. Mostly data collected and stored by us consists of the following: Customers and potential customers’ name, email address, postal address and telephone number. In some cases customers payment details in the form or credit and debit card information is stored on our secure payment gateway partner, Stripe.

The information is stored indefinitely as often customers or potential customers request our services and those of our partners and suppliers on a repeated basis. Only directors of our company have access to our data. Consent from our customers and potential customers will have been asked for specifically. At any point in a customer’s journey, they have the right to access all the information we are holding on them. If they don’t want us to store their data anymore, then they have the ‘right to be forgotten’, meaning we will delete all the information we are holding on them.  

BASICS

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CLOUD PROTECTED

The physical security of our data is provided in data centres via the Cloud. We use no local networks. Off-premises, cloud-based solutions are also adopted with a private cloud service.

Customers and potential customers who provide their data (name, telephone, postal address, email address and payment information) are adequately protected as their details are stored securely in the Cloud.

PROCESSES

Data protection is the default position of all our processes. All paper documents are shredded before being scanned, saved as a PDF and stored in the Cloud. We keep no hard copies of documents on any of our premises.

DATA COLLECTION

Applicants applying for our services and third party services must give their express permission (in the form of a tick box they have to check) for their data to be stored. Furthermore, any marketing emails we send will also have to have a similar check-box.

SUPPLIERS

We regularly share customer data with our trusted partners and suppliers such as buyers, lawyers or property maintenance companies. The interfaces and connections we use with our suppliers are all firewall and password protected. In addition, we have requested our suppliers and partners guarantee their own data security to make sure all data is suitably protected.

PERMISSIONS

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PERSONAL IDENTIFIERS

Data that can identify our customers is pseudonymised. Datasets are connected with, for example, a reference number rather than personal identifiers.

OPT OUT

Customers and potential customers can ‘opt out’ of being contacted by us and our partners and suppliers, all data associated with an ‘opt out’ is deleted within 24 hours of a request, including cloud hosts where there may be multiple copies.

DATA TRANSFER

Individual customers can request we transfer their data to a different supplier, even if this is a rival business. Data is stored securely in a way that allows us easily to provide a copy of any information we hold on that customer.

SECURITY

Our offices and the homes of directors, where data may be used and equipment stored are all protected under lock and key, alarm systems and CCTV systems. No physical copies of any personal data are kept in any location. No USB sticks, CDs or DVDs are used by our organisation. Whilst we ensure that we closely monitor our systems, firewalls, spam filters and connections, any personal data that suffers a breach we will inform both the data controller and the customers affected within 72 hours.

CONCLUSION

Our default is that GDPR protects our business, our colleagues and our customers. As such we are diligent, thorough and compliant with all our data. We regularly audit our processes and security, achieving customer opt-in at every stage and ensure our suppliers and partners are compliant also.

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