The best opinion of value comes from looking at comparable sales. Any real estate agent with access to the MLS can provide comps of similar properties that have sold in the past 6-12 months. Those will give you an idea of the value of your home.
Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors
530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Unfortunately, Zillow and Trulia only pull data from public records. They don't take into account specific condition, age, etc.. They work on the law of averages. In real estate, everything is specific.
If you would like a realistic Comparable Marketing Analysis done for your property,
please feel free to call me.
There is no obligation to list or sell your house. I'd be happy to meet with you, walkthrough your home with you and then do some more accurate research comparing apples to apples.
I'll be able to give you a much more realistic opinion of value. Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
All the best,
Larry Lichtman, CNE
REALTOR, Property Manager
Your Real Estate Resource For Life
Cell/Text: (267) 254-7994
Real Estate Sales, Management & Insurance
1611 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Office: (215) 271-7070
However In urban areas, especially in Center City Philadelphia where considerable redevelopment is being felt, and in highly preferred areas of the City where rehab upgrades continuously unfold, estimates of home values from either of these sources are a wild guess ... at best, and therefore misleading and unreliable to the general public.
I agree with other agents here who recommend that you should obtain the services of a highly skilled realtor to generate a CMA based on both MLS and Public records.
Charles Balducci, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Preferred
Neither Trulia nor Zillow have been in the house, seen it's condition, layout or location. They don't understand the local markets, nor can they assess curb appeal and more.
The best way to get an accurate representation of your home's value it to ask a few local real estate agents to come out and give you a market evaluation, and build a consensus from those agents opinions.