As buyers search for more value, the property market has softened. At times like this, sellers can find themselves at the mercy of surveyors once a sale has been agreed.
The BBC reported recently that there has been an increase in down-valuations in the marketplace and there are a number of reasons that can cause this. Sitting on the board of NAEA Propertymark, I have access to feedback from members across the UK. Quite often properties that have been down-valued are a result of out-of-town surveyors not knowing the local property market. Some might also be over cautious of the softening market.
See what I had to say to the BBC in response to the rise in down-valuations in the video below
After what has seemed like a Mexican stand-off for much of the last year between buyers and sellers, I can report that most sales agreed during this period have been done at a price buyers deem to be fair value, so the need for a down-valuation is highly unlikely.
These are Hudsons’ top-tips to make sure this doesn’t happen to you:
Sales markets often have quieter times so when you are in a period like this you need a different set of rules to help you through it. West End estate agents, Hudsons has over 100 years of combined expert knowledge, so whatever your dilemma might be, we will have a solution.
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