What is Your Home Worth?
Learn the Current Value of Your Home Quickly!


Yes, Price My Home!

The real estate market is always changing, making it difficult to assess the current value of your home. As a trained and experienced real estate professional, I have the right knowledge and access to the right tools to determine your home's value. What is your home worth in today's market in your area? Let me help!

Advantages of Working with a REALTOR® when Buying a Home

WHAT IS A COMPARATIVE MARKET EVALUATION?

A CMA performed by a qualified real estate professional is an estimate of the current market value of a particular property, based both on the specific features and qualities of the individual home and comparable homes already on the market, or homes that are similar and have sold recently.

DURING YOUR FREE HOME EVALUATION I CAN ADVISE ON:

  • Tax issues, closing costs, and other costs associated with selling real estate
  • How bank appraisals work
  • Current financing options: should you refinance or get a new mortgage?
  • About building inspections, and low cost repairs that can instantly increase the value of your home
  • How to sell your home for maximum dollar

AT FIRST GLANCE

At first glance, it seems like selling your home yourself is a simple matter. You could do the work yourself. Even better, you would save money.

The reality: selling a home is a complicated process that is anything but easy. 
It can be time consuming and costly if you settle for less than your home is worth. In fact, national statistics indicate that only five percent of all for sale by owners (which represent about seven percent of the total market) sell without the assistance of a REALTOR®. This means that only one out of 20 results in a completed sale. Furthermore, 93% of available homes are in the hands of REALTORS®.

When you try to sell your home yourself, you are limiting potential buyers. A serious buyer wants to look at all available property. Sometimes, a seller will price their home incorrectly. If it is too high, it could stay on the market longer than necessary. Over time, the house may become viewed as defective or a "problem." The price may have to be reduced. You could wind up getting far less than you planned. If the price is too low, you have just wasted all your time and energy, along with valuable dollars.

For many for sale by owners, it is a familiar lament after an open house: "I got lots of people, but most were just looking." "They wanted it for a song." In fact, prospective buyers and bargain hunters may want a price reduction because there is no REALTOR® involved? Finding qualified buyers - someone who is ready, willing, able and excited about your home - is a challenge.

Most of the errors made when individuals try to sell their homes themselves center around the following areas:

  • Incorrect understanding about market conditions and pricing.
  • Relying on inappropriate advertising and marketing that does not generate buyers.
  • Incorrect understanding of how both the home buying and home selling processes work.
  • Ineffective ways to determine qualified buyers.

Why not consider a professional REALTOR®? A REALTOR® can save you money. That is because they have the following credentials:

  •  Understand market conditions and have access to the most current information.
  •  Will place, and pay for effective advertising in the right places, for the best results.
  •  Will price your home realistically, to give you the highest price.
  •  Will create demand for your home.
  •  Know how to screen potential buyers, and eliminate the bargain shoppers.
  •  Are experienced in negotiation.
  •  Are always on call, and available at all times to show your home.
  •  Remain objective when presenting offers and counter-offers.
  •  Listen to your needs, respect your opinions and allow you to make decisions.
  •  Understands the real estate industry, from both the buyer and seller perspective.
  •  Will protect your rights.
  •  Will handle the numerous details involved in the sale of your home.
  •  Can recommend a real estate lawyer to take care of your interests.
  •  Are experienced with resolving problems to ensure a successful closing.
  •  Will use their network of real estate resources to place your home before the most qualified buyers.


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