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I need to get a valuation for my property with a view to possible sale, been to a couple of local Estate Agents and they seem less then interested in providing a guide price, What's the normal way of getting a valuation? I know not many people seem to sell in Switzerland but some of you fellow EF ers must have had a valuation at some time, Thanks in advance.
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Re: Property valuation

The banks are quite adept at providing valuations, at least UBS in my experience.
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I need to get a valuation for my property with a view to possible sale, been to a couple of local Estate Agents and they seem less then interested in providing a guide price, What's the normal way of getting a valuation? I know not many people seem to sell in Switzerland but some of you fellow EF ers must have had a valuation at some time, Thanks in advance.
I asked an estate agent! What do you mean that they won't provide a guide price? If you say "What will you advertise it for?", what do they say?
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Re: Property valuation

Many estate agents in Switzerland do not give a price or price range in their adverts, which is very frustrating. I tried to discuss this with a couple of them, to no avail. However they do give sellers a price range of the value of the house!
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Re: Property valuation

Think I will see a couple more on Monday, hopefully they will show a bit more interest. Perhaps I have worked to long with the UK system where a valuer will come and give a valuation using their knowledge of the area and the type of property. Will also have a chat with the bank to see if they can help. Very few similar properties in the area so difficult to get a ball park figure.
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I need to get a valuation for my property with a view to possible sale, been to a couple of local Estate Agents and they seem less then interested in providing a guide price, What's the normal way of getting a valuation? I know not many people seem to sell in Switzerland but some of you fellow EF ers must have had a valuation at some time, Thanks in advance.
You should contact the HEV. The cost of the appraisal is not free, but if you list the property with them I believe there is some benefit.

There are cases where appraisals are needed that do not involve a sale, for example, when a property is inherited it may need an appraisal. The canton where you live can supply you with names of certified appraisers.
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You pay somebody for an individual valuation.
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Re: Property valuation

I must admit it would be handy if they had a Zoopla over here.
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Re: Property valuation

Yes, speak with your bank or with the HEV. These are more independent or neutral sources and thus, to my mind, likely to get closer to an accurate picture of the current market.

(You can take that information and then do with it what you will. )

I have not been comfortable with the estate agents' valuations that I have seen, as their interests - yes, even when you hire them to work for you - are not always in alignment with yours.

I would want to sell quickly so pricing the house accurately against the market is key. My experience has been that agents tend to be overly optomistic, it's in their interest to price high as they are paid on commission. But pricing your house too high means that it might sit on the market for ages - and when you start to drop the price you have just signalled to buyers that you are in a less than favorable negotiating position.

Just my 2p/c.

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I need to get a valuation for my property with a view to possible sale, been to a couple of local Estate Agents and they seem less then interested in providing a guide price, What's the normal way of getting a valuation? I know not many people seem to sell in Switzerland but some of you fellow EF ers must have had a valuation at some time, Thanks in advance.
I take it you are in Leissigen kanton Bern?

I am also in kanton Bern and I use always the Schätzungsexperten from the Gebäudeversicherung Bern.
You must try and find the expert for your district.
I know that Hr Rychner from http://www.rychenerimmobau.ch/
was up until 2005 Schätzungsexperten for Leissigen.
Here are a few others from your area,http://www.hev-thun.ch/home/verkehrswert-schatzung/
Hope this helps.

Salut Zämma

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Re: Property valuation

Thanks Big Mara - how much do they charge approximatively?
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Re: Property valuation

The GVB Experten for kanton Bern are here http://www.gvb.ch/de/online-services...sexperten.html

Schaetzungsexperte für 3706 Leissigen
Experte:Peter Blaser, Leissigen
Tel. G:033 847 15 00Tel. P:
Fax:033 847 17 00Natel:079 222 53 88E-Mail:peter.blaser@gvb.ch


Odile, you must ask the experte from your district. I do not know the system in NE.
He has already made a survey of your house for your insurance, so he could almost tell you from his documents, what the charge would be.

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Not for me BM, thanks. Absolutely no intention to sell- we love it here. Just wondering as a matter of interest. But surely, the value for insurance, eg the cost of re-building, can vary hugely from the selling price.

Of course maybe very different for new build compared to old traditional houses.

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Not for me BM, thanks. Absolutely no intention to sell- we love it here. Just wondering as a matter of interest. But surely, the value for insurance, eg the cost of re-building, can vary hugely from the selling price.
Having gone through a purchase relatively recently I can tell you they did use (the bank) the construction costs (we bough the house 2 years old), they look at the additional features (electronic blinds, custom floors), the value of the land AND it seems that people seem to ask for this information when buying, basically a how did you come up with this figure which they seem to try and justify from a cost perspective.

Much different from the US/ UK / Australian system of trying to look at what other similar properties in a similar area have been sold for.
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Re: Property valuation

Thanks Big Mara, useful contact, actually know of Peter, had a few laughs with his lack of English and my poor German, but we get there in the end. Will be knocking on his door tomorrow.
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Having gone through a purchase relatively recently I can tell you they did use (the bank) the construction costs (we bough the house 2 years old), they look at the additional features (electronic blinds, custom floors), the value of the land AND it seems that people seem to ask for this information when buying, basically a how did you come up with this figure which they seem to try and justify from a cost perspective.

Much different from the US/ UK / Australian system of trying to look at what other similar properties in a similar area have been sold for.
Usually there is an accepted cost per square metre in an area & the actual price varies up & down from this because of factors like condition, exact location, etc. If you look in Homegate (or similar) in your area you will see each property quoted gives the size in Square metres - so you can see the range of costs per square metre & apply to your situation.
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