One of the ways is to hire a professional appraiser, But my advise is to make sure the current market value is based on an unbiais opinion. Due to the downward trend of the market, overpricing your property could do you more financial harm then anything. There are several ways to find out and that is to have a BPO (Brokers Price Opinion) completed, whereas no one has an interest in the sale of your property. No commissions, no lenders. Generally this is completed by a BPO agent. The agent does not want to sell your home or list your home. Appraisers can be expensive for what you are looking for. BPO agents are marketing specialist as well as a REALTOR and practice Real Estate under the same State and Federal requirements...In a nut shell, they are REALTORS.
If you want to do your own research, there are plenty of public sites you can go to that may help you determine the right list price based on recent sales for this market. I hope this has been of help to you.
Equitable Assessment Field Services, LLC
We are Real Estate Professionals, talk with a few Realtors have them Give you a Fair Market Value or a Comparable Market Analyse (CMA) it shouldn't cost you anything for them to do this for you. If you still are unsure, then an appraiser will be the next step. Polly and Keith are giving you good advise. Have a Blessed Day.
Sherry Rowland, Affiliate Broker
Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace
Hope this helps,
Nate in Appleton
Half-kidding..There are a number of variables when estimating the value of your home. My recommendation would be to ask a Realtor for a Fair Market Value analysis. You could also have your property appraised by a professional appraiser, probably for around $400-$500.
The other important thing to find out is what minor repairs or improvements could you make to max the value. A Realtor would be your best source for that advice.
I am a realtor and I do work and live in Neenah. I guess my question back would be, why not ask a realtor to check the market value of your home? I do evaluations all the time. I just did one for a young lady and frankly told her not to sell her home. My job is to advise you, not sell you. As the gentleman below said, you can always hire an appraiser.
RE/MAX On The Water
I hope this links might help you:
Recente sales: http://benitogarza.remax.com/communityinfo/homesales.aspx
This one I like more:
What's Your Neighborhood Worth?
If you want it by Email (PDF), you need to provide your email, but since I do not work on your area, I will not contact you.
Also, without contacting a Realtor, you could hire an appraiser to do an appraisal. It won't be free.