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How We Value Your Home Posted: 9th June 2021

Nicol Estate Agents is a family-run company headed up by Karen and Douglas Nicol. Now in our tenth year of operating, our team has over 100 years’ combined experience in the industry having worked in senior positions for several Estate Agents in Scotland.

We know what does and doesn’t work when it comes to selling your home and this knowledge is deep-rooted in our approach to valuing your property.

With branches in Newton Mearns and Clarkston and agents that all live locally with their families, we have in-depth knowledge of both the area and market conditions, focusing on Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. One of the main reasons people flock to East Renfrewshire is the quality of our schooling and we have all the information you would require on catchments and schools in the area.

Providing a valuation

There are many factors that determine the price of your home. We will give you a valuation on what your home is worth and what we believe you will achieve in the current market in your area.

The asking price of your property will be determined by a combination of factors together with the knowledge of how the local market is behaving at the moment.


We look at the location of your home – both in terms of the area and amenities, but also in terms of the immediate surroundings.

Recent sales

We will also consider the style of property and look at the sales prices similar properties are currently achieving. This could be for seasonal reasons – with the busier months leading to higher prices achieved as competition is high, or it could be due to unprecedented circumstances – for example those we have seen in recent months with the search for more space following the pandemic.

Condition of the property

We will then look at other factors that are unique to your home such as the condition it is in, improvement works you have carried out such as extensions, windows, heating systems etc. as well as the quality of the work and internal factors such as the finishings, flooring, décor etc.


We also look at the scope for improvement – is there room to extend or improve?

Market conditions

We will assess the current demand for this type of property, how much have they sold for recently and how long it is taking to find a buyer. Knowing this information is crucial to getting the price right.

Your aims

Finally, we will ask you if you want a quick sale or are looking for the best price possible. This will help to open up a conversation about the strategy we would use for the sale of your home.

If you want to know how much your house is worth contact us to arrange a property valuation.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.