If you want to extract existing equity from your home, you will need to get a favourable valuation

1. First impressions count – Make sure your property is well maintained, and make small aesthetic improvements if necessary
2. Street appeal is important – A freshly mowed lawn, free of weeds and neat hedges will  improve the overall appearance of your property
3. 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
4. Keep an eye on nearby sales – Have comparable sales data ready for the valuer so you can show your expectations match nearby realities
5. Ensure the valuer is comfortable – An excessively warm property, or a pet that constantly gets in the way might not impact on your property’s value, but it will affect the valuer’s mood

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