Just about every real estate agent or broker will do what is called a CMA (Comparable Market Analysis) for an owner for free with no obligation. It is part of the service that most of us offer others. You could call an agent who regularly works your neighborhood or mails. If not, you could let me know and I can get an agent for you in your area through our Cartus Network.
I trust that this helps.
While I think listing your home with a broker is EXTREMELY important, I would be happy to do a CMA for you without any pressure to list with me. I can go through it with you in line by line detail.
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I would call two realtors and have them do CMA's for you. Let them know you'll be trying FSBO before listing your home. You may just see the value of using a Realtor, if not you'll know what your house is worth. Most Realtors will be happy to give you free advice as long as your up front with them.
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I would contact an appraiser. Yes, many Realtors would do a CMA for free (doesn't actually constitute worth so be careful), but we are all self employed and if there is no chance for any compensation it eats up ours we could be compensated for in the day.
Sites like trulia and other have data on resent sold properties.
All it take is a little effort.There are no secrets anymore,everything is public records
My advice to you is to come to my office and I will explain to you the pros and cons of selling a house on your own.
best wishes to you
Short of that, you can go to sites like Zillow and figure out - but remember that Zillow is a long way from accurate, just give you some ideas.
Pricing is one of the most important thing = make sure you do it right.
There are different types of value.
One type if the property is being used for collateral for a loan
Another type if the property is being insured.
Yet another type for salvage value.
What I you trying to accomplish?
Taking your post at face value, it sounds as though you are asking "how do I set the price for house if I am selling it on my own?" If that's the case, ask a Realtor to provide you with a CMA, then price it 10% below whatever price the Realtor tells you.
Are you aware that 90% of the time the buyer who purchases a home sees the home with a Realtor? If I were selling my home, I'd use a Realtor. That's why 85% of owners who sell without professional representation list with a Realtor to get the job done. That's also way owners that sell without professional representation sell on average 16% less than listed with a Realtor...