Book an estate agent valuation

Find a trusted local estate agent near you to value your home for free.

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How it works

1. Tell us about your home and plans

Letting us know your postcode and reason for getting an agent valuation will help us match you to the best local experts for your needs.

2. Find and select estate agents near you

We partner with reputable and experienced estate agents to give you a choice of qualified professionals.

3. Schedule a home visit

Arrange a time for an agent to pop over. Home visits can take up to an hour but it can be a lot speedier if required.

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Your questions answered

Are estate agent valuations free?

Yes, estate agent valuations are always free when you book through us.

And there are no strings attached either. You don’t have to sell your home afterwards - and even if you do, you don’t have to choose the estate agent who valued it.

Read more about how estate agent fees work.

How much are estate agent fees?

Estate agent fees typically range from 1% to 3.5% of your home’s sale price, and you usually pay after your home has sold.

The fee can vary depending on the estate agent, where you live and the type of service you choose.

It’s all about weighing up the fee against the service you’ll get, as a higher rate might mean more time and effort dedicated to your sale.

Booking a few valuations is a great way to compare quotes and find out what’s included in different estate agents’ fees.

Read our complete guide to estate agent fees

How is a house valued?

The estate agent will look at the characteristics of your home to decide on a price, from its location to its size and layout.

They’ll consider the condition it’s in and any improvements or renovations you’ve made since you’ve been there.

Their understanding of the local housing market will come into play too.

The estate agent will look at market trends, similar properties and historic sales data to help them land on a value for your home.

Learn more about how estate agents value your home.

How long does a house valuation take?

A house valuation typically takes around an hour but it’s a pretty flexible service.

If you have plenty of time, get the kettle on. It’s worth having a good chat about the local property market, timelines and sale strategies for your home. You could even get ideas about how to add value before you sell.

But if you’re in a rush, it can be much faster. An agent can usually value your home and share plenty of detail within half an hour.

Once you’ve booked your valuation, the estate agent will be in touch to make sure your valuation fits neatly into your day.

Do I need an official house valuation for probate?

It’s always best to have an official house valuation if you’re looking after the estate of someone who’s died.

You need to provide the property’s value as part of your probate application, so an agent valuation will make sure this is accurate.

There’s also Inheritance Tax to think about. First of all, you’ll need to see if there’s Inheritance Tax to pay by estimating the value of the estate. An instant valuation will do the job at this stage.

But if there’s Inheritance Tax to pay, that’s when an estate agent valuation is a must. You’ll need to report an agent’s valuation of the property to HM Revenue and Customs.

How many estate agent valuations should I get?

We recommend getting at least three estate agent valuations.

Estate agents deal with different buyers, different properties and different sales data, and all of this feeds into the value they set for your home.

With a few opinions, you can get a realistic range and land on the most accurate value for your home.