Hi Captain John, you have several options when trying to gauge your home value, and the CMA offered by the real estate agents so far is one of your better (and least expensive) options. There are also various web sites that also help you value your property, and most are free for you to use (Zillow is one).
The most expensive option, running between $250-450 is a professional appraisal. I suggest a CMA or a combination of a CMA and several of the online sites instead of paying the $$ for a professional appraisal.
Best of luck, the house sounds lovely! Jim Ryan, Home Savings of America, 703 591 5626 ext 419.... more