A well-known local estate agent says that accurate valuations are the key to a successful property sale.

Bev Maxwell, director of Baildon-based Maxwells Residential Ltd said: “The housing market has changed considerably from the days when any house on the market, at practically any price, sold.

“Now it is vital that a property is priced realistically and accurately to reflect current conditions.

“‘Indeed, figures released last year by Rightmove showed that six out of ten potential buyers will not view a property which they feel is over-priced, even if it ticks all the other boxes.”

This is an important consideration for vendors as a major part of marketing a property is to get potential buyers through the door, so they can see its features first-hand.

If they are discouraged to do this by an unrealistic asking price, then the chance of a positive outcome is severely reduced.

Maxwells Residential has been successfully selling properties in and around Baildon since 2005 and uses this experience and an intimate knowledge of the local market, to give the best possible advice.

Ms Maxwell said: “Our valuers have a thorough knowledge of the area which is back up by detailed price comparisons of similar properties, which are prepared prior to the valuation.

“Vendors who chose Maxwells to sell their property can be confident that the recommended asking price is based on the right marketing intelligence to achieve the best possible outcome, in the shortest possible time.

‘"We will never inflate prices simply to win an instruction, but we are prepared to reduce our fee to vendors who agree to market their property at the asking price we recommend"

If you are considering putting your house on the market this spring, talk to Maxwells Residential Ltd and arrange a free and accurate, no-obligation valuation. Call 01274 809254 for further details.