If you are considering selling your home, naturally one of your first questions is “what is my home worth”? Today the internet is filled with real estate sites that provide you with estimates of your home’s value. I emphasize ‘estimates’. Sites such as Zillow.com, Cyberhomes.com, HomeGains.com, and HouseFront.com are excellent for searching for property, but not the most accurate in terms of determining value. The values provided are based on a variety of sources. Most use some form of sale, mortgage, ownership records and public data in the area to determine value, yet some others request that you complete a form and submit it for evaluation from a professional who may or may not be familiar with your area.
Most sites clearly state their value is an estimate only—never an actual appraisal—and advises visitors to contact a professional appraiser or real estate professional for accurate pricing information. We encourage you to do the same. Please contact our office if we can answer any questions or be of any help in your decision to sell your home.