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Good things come to

       What happens at a                                                                  those who don't wait
       property valuation?                                                                Dreaming of more space? A blank canvas to make your own? Everything

                                                                                          new? And all in a superb location?  Why wait to stop dreaming and start
       Thinking of getting your home valued?
       James Shipman, Area Property Manager                                               moving? Make it happen with help from Up to 105% Part Exchange*
       at Thorntons Law LLP, details what
       happens during this process.                                                   The Cairn showhome at West Craigs

         f you’re considering selling a residential
         property in Scotland, usually the first step is to
      Iget an indication of what the property is likely
       to sell for. An experienced valuer from a solicitor
       estate agency firm can visit you at your home to
       carry out a valuation, sometimes referred to as a
       market appraisal, which is commonly offered by
       firms free of charge, with no obligation.
                                              previous sales – from here, an estimate of the
       While the processes may differ slightly from firm   property’s current value can be ascertained,
       to  firm,  here’s  a  quick  guide  to  what  you  can   taking into account the condition, layout and
       expect from a valuation appointment:   any unique features of your property.

       •   Prior to the meeting, you may be asked to   •   At this stage, your valuer should talk you
        provide  basic  information  relating  to  your   through how the market is performing in
        property (such as condition, number of   your local area and may even suggest any
        bedrooms etc.) which will assist the valuer in   slight improvements that could be made to
        the research they carry out before they visit.   increase the appeal of your home.

       •   The  valuation  will  begin  with  the  ‘grand  tour’!   •   Finally, important information regarding the
        This is a great opportunity to talk through any   path to getting your property on the market,
        alterations or improvements that you’ve made   timescales and costs can all be clarified. This   Up to 105% Part Exchange* available on selected homes
        during your time in the property, or indeed   will be followed by a full written quotation   across the East of Scotland.
        anything that might impact the valuation.  from  the  agent,  which  will  include  all  the   Enquire today to find out more
                                              legal costs associated with a sale, with your
       •   After the  tour  comes  the  opportunity to   solicitor and estate agent keeping the entire
        discuss in detail what else has been selling in   transaction under one roof.
        and around your local area. Any ESPC solicitor
        estate agent has access to an enormous   Are you ready to get your home on the market?
        amount of historic sales data from the ESPC   Get started by booking a free valuation today,   CALA.CO.UK/EASTSCOTLAND
        archives, which holds detailed information on   at
                                                                                          Image shown are taken from the Cairn showhome and feature fittings, décor, flooring and soft furnishings which are not included as standard in our homes. Images are
                                                                                          used to suggest possible finishes that can be achieved in your home at an additional cost. Please consult a Cala representative for further details. Photography has been
                                                                                          enhanced in post production. Telephone calls within the British Isles will be charged at local rate. Telephone calls may divert to a mobile service in which case call charges
                                                                                          may  vary.  Calls  may  be  recorded  for  training  purposes.  Cala  will  obtain  2  independent  valuations  based  on  achieving  a  sale  in  a  4-6  week  period.  Part  Exchange
                                                                                          considered subject to our purchasing criteria. Part Exchange available on selected plots and not in conjunction with any other offer unless agreed by us at time of
                   For more from Thorntons Law LLP, visit or call 03330 430150.  reservation. Full terms and conditions and purchasing criteria can be found on our website. Up to 105% market value will be offered on select homes across the East of
                                                                                          Scotland with reservations before the 16th of October 2023. *Availability of other incentives/offers subject to lender’s criteria and our discretion.
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