I realise that most home owners are interested in knowing what their property is worth, whether they are intending selling or not. In the past the answer would be to ask your local estate agency to pop round and provide a valuation. There is a new trend, however, when it comes to valuing property.

The rise of the online valuation has been relentless. There are now numerous websites that promise to provide you tools to give an accurate valuation of your home. But how accurate are they?

Typically these sites all use data from the Land Registry although many also incorporate information from estate agent’s own databases. Needless to say there are plenty of bells and whistles in evidence.

The problem is that while these sites are easy to use and their instant results are appealing, they can also be worryingly inaccurate and lead to totally unrealistic expectations.

Whilst it is true that some factors can be used to accurately compare properties, such as square footage, number of bedrooms and location, there are plenty of other factors that need to be considered which are not evaluated by these sites.

Farr & Farr are the longest established independent estate agent operating in Gloucestershire, since 1982. During that time we have established our own personalised database of property information that we believe is second to none in the county.

Because of this our local professional property experts can provide you with a realistic, accurate online valuation.

To receive your free valuation click on this link:

https://nethouseprices.com/widget/sold-prices/165gl2?type=sale

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Covid -19 Lockdown Update

We hope you are all staying well and safe in these very confusing times.

We are very pleased to say that with the impending second lockdown restrictions we are able to stay open and can fully function.  It just goes to show how important to the Government and the economy the residential property market is.

It is not yet confirmed as to whether our branches will be open to the public, but we can be contacted by telephone or email. 

In Summary this means

  • Buyers, sellers and tenants will continue to be able to move.
  • Removal firms, although busy are able to operate.
  • We can arrange valuations and do viewings on properties (subject to strict PPE being in place)
  • Surveyors and valuers for mortgage purposes will continue to work.

In the meantime, we will continue to follow the covid-19 safety guidelines:

  • Face coverings to be worn on all viewings.
  • Hand sanistiser to be used before entering a property.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces.
  • Viewing time is limited to 15 minutes inside the property.
  • No more than two households inside the property at any one time. This includes the agent accompanying.
  • No children permitted at viewings unless they are young enough to be carried. (Children are likely to touch surfaces).

This is good news for the property market and we will keep you updated as soon as there are any further developments.