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Unlocking Your Home’s Value: Understanding How Much Your House is Worth

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Understanding the true worth of your home extends far beyond just its physical features; it’s about recognising the price a buyer is willing to pay in today’s market. For homeowners contemplating a sale, knowing how much your house is worth is pivotal for determining a competitive and fair asking price.

As we guide you through property valuation, we’ll look at various factors influencing house prices and unravel how the different valuations are conducted. Our insights are tailored for areas like Richmond, Twickenham, Putney, Sheen and Mortlake.

Understanding Different House Valuations

When we consider the intricate process of determining how much your house is worth, there are several approaches you can take:

Estate Agent Valuations:

We will always highly recommend our free in-person house valuations, as we will consider more than an online calculator, including points such as your property’s size, condition, location, proximity to schools, and transport links.

Surveyor Assessments:

For a more detailed analysis, a surveyor will evaluate elements such as storage, room layout, and wear and tear, comparing your property to similar ones in the area. However, this is usually completed further down the selling line.

Understanding the Market:

Keeping abreast of local trends, such as fluctuating house prices and the duration properties stay on the market, is crucial.

Online Valuation Calculators:

Online valuation tools are a convenient starting point for gauging your home’s worth; however, they should be supplemented with our professional valuations, especially if you’re considering a sale. They offer a snapshot based on available data but may overlook nuanced details like recent renovations or unique property features. Check out our online property valuation tool.

Factors Influencing House Value

Understanding the multifaceted factors influencing your home’s value is crucial for homeowners and potential buyers. Here’s a closer look at the key elements that play a pivotal role:

Location and Accessibility:

Our homes are not just physical structures; their value is significantly shaped by their surroundings and accessibility. Factors like proximity to economic hubs with high-paying jobs, good schools, and amenities like parks and transportation enhance desirability and property value.

Property Characteristics:

The intrinsic features of your house—from its kerb appeal and architectural style to the practicalities of square footage, age, and condition—directly impact pricing. Unique attributes like period features or modern renovations such as kitchen extensions and energy-efficient systems can command premium prices.

Market Dynamics:

The broader economic and market conditions, including interest rates, housing policy decisions, and the overall health of the economy, play a significant role. The balance between supply and demand, influenced by factors like population growth and household formation, can lead to bidding wars and higher prices in areas where supply fails to keep up with demand.


Personalised guidance is invaluable for those ready to take the next step in unlocking their home’s value. To discover the potential of your property, you are encouraged to seek expert assessment and for a tailored valuation, reaching out to professionals like Parkgates Klaudia Osiecka at or Jonathan Mills at, or by calling 020 8940 2991.

As the property market evolves, having trusted advisors ensures you are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of property valuation.


Q: How should I determine my home’s market value?

A: To ascertain the market value of your home, you should use Parkgate Estate Agents for a professional valuation. This service is free and invaluable if you are considering selling your home.

Q: During a home valuation, what aspects does the valuer examine?

A: A valuer assesses various factors to determine a house’s value, including the property’s type, size, location, and condition, as well as its age, the size of the garden, potential for development, availability of parking, and the prices of comparable homes in the vicinity.

Q: Are there benefits to having my property revalued?

A: Yes, revaluing your property can be beneficial, particularly if you want to build equity. The start of a new financial year is often a good time for a revaluation. If it’s been some time since your last valuation, you may discover that your property’s value has increased sufficiently to provide enough equity to serve as a deposit on another property.

Q: How can I maximise the effectiveness of my house valuation?

A: To enhance the valuation of your house, check out our blog on ‘How to Improve Kerb Appeal: A Beginner’s Guide’

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10:16 31 Jan 22
We have had a wonderful experience with Parkgate and would highly recommend them. Chris was brilliant on the valuation - what we liked is he was totally honest about our chances of selling and gave us the positives and negatives about our property (such as facing a council estate!). Other agents tend to just gush over the good bits which is great, but actually not that helpful.The selling process was great - we were given good feedback from the viewings and got the price we wanted within about 8 weeks.We really have nothing but praise for Klaudia and Chris, it's been really enjoyable, easy and stress free and we will be recommending Parkgate to all our friends in the area and our building.***** Thank you! *****