If you don't want to have a ton of Realtors walking through the home and you really want to put a price tag on your view hire an appraiser. Tell the appraiser that you want to get an idea of what the house would be worth in todays market but don't directly mention that you want to sell. The area where you live is highly desirable especially in the gay community. You need to take that in consideration. Gay couples may not care so much about the space if they have a great place to entertain and the views. It really depends on the layout of your home.
I hope this helps. Good luck with your sale and yes, if you need help... ;o)
Ever heard of Million Dollar View? I think panoramic view is worth a lot. Some of the houses for sale has only the views as the selling point and they are still very desirable.
Of course, being in Noe Valley also helps tremendously. When you said a doll house, I was worried that it might be too small, but if it has 13 ,or 1400 sf, it's still a decent size, and with that location and according to you, upgrades, I'd think it will commend top dollars.
Why don't you have a realtor come over, take a look and give you a market analysis and estimate of the selling price of youe home? We do that for free.
My husband and I just represented the sellers of a house that was only 738 sf, but the views of the city and bay were incredible, so we had received a great deal of interest in the property. Certainly, if the same house were for sale in the same neighborhood, but without the views, it would have sold for much less than it did.
Be sure to market your property highlighting the views and take lots of pictures at different times of the day. If you have a great sunset, put some photos of it on the table for your Sunday open house. Maybe even have a twilight open house on a Saturday.
Nothing is typical with views other than you do get more, how much more depends on the actual view. It sounds like your views are not typical and should fetch a real premium compared to other homes nearby that do not have he view.
Obviuosly a view is not the only thing, assuming your house is in great shape with your doll house description, hopefully 3+ beds or 2 plus office it could be worth a big premium, in the $100's of thousands. If you would consider my partner and I taking 30 minutes of your time to show us your home we will provide you with an up to date market analysis with no obligation, and our office is just around the corner on 17th St.
Good luck, and we hope to be of assistance.
Matthew & Aldo
Views are a wonderful thing. If you have a full on downtown view from a public room, i.e. living room or dining room, then they can be the value of parking or more. I'd be happy to share that info, but as you can see we all dance around it as 'Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder'.
In Pac Heights, architects who built the homes there ignored them. :On Twin Peaks they built multi-units with nothing else in mind. If you want to know what your home is worth, have a realtor such as myself come by and give you an opinion. Otherwise it's all supposition.
I promise not to waste your time, just give me a call and I'll give it to you straight.
The answer is quite a bit. For a small home the, view will extend the feel of the house. There are very few people that purchase in SF that won't recognize the premium of the views you enjoy. You should price your home as if it didn't have the views and then let the market fight it out to establish what the view is worth. I'm sure you will be surprised and quite possibly one of the legends that astound our brethren.
If you have any questions feel free to call.
Best to you in the sale of your home!