Why is it important to value the entire contents of a deceased persons home?

There are many different answers to this question, but the most important thing to remember is something that may seem like it is lacking value to you, could be extremely valuable to a collector.

The reason why these belongings are overlooked when clearing a home without the help of valuation specialists is because the inherent value may be perceived in a totally different way by the individual. Using a house clearance team with an incumbent probate valuer can prevent you from discarding a valuable item that you have not recognised to be of any worth.

 The value of books

Most people overlook the value of books when it comes to clearing a home, and they are right in most cases, as most books are relatively worthless and only fit for a new reader purchasing out of the local charity shop. However, if you happen to spot a first edition in the midst of a family’s possessions, it may be worth a substantial price when it comes to the valuation. One of the most famous stories of a book generating a small fortune is the Charles Dickins 1st Edition, initially discovered in a sleepy English town. This old and rather sacred piece of English literature has a value of up to half a million pound. There are many thousands of books that do have a substantial value to the collector.

Valuing the contents with Valuation Specialists

Without valuing the contents of your entire home, you will never know if you missed out on a fair fortune or a family heirloom that is worth much more than you expected. Probate services can ensure that no item of value is missed during the clearance of a deceased persons home.

Is it worth it?

As the adage goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure; this is true for a fisherman that discovered he was hoarding the worlds largest natural pearl underneath his bed that turned out to be worth over 100 million dollars!

So, in conclusion house clearance and probate valuation are very important when clearing a deceased persons home. After all, who would want to miss out on something that is worth a small fortune. Using Manor Clearance guarantees, no stone is left unturned, and everything is accounted for, valued and itemised!