I was browsing the Wyoming inquiries and saw your question. As a sales associate for a developer, I'm limited to selling only my neighborhood and can't sell your niece's home, however I wanted to share my experience. In general, Cody is increasing in price and the tourism season will be a good time to sell. As for seeing home sale prices, you need a professional Realtor like Johnny mentioned in another answer. Another option would be to hire an appraiser and ask them to come up with your current market value. A good agent will come very close to that same amount too. A big advantage to an agent is they handle everything and can keep a good 'poker face' during the negotiations - resulting in more money to you. Homes that are sold with an agent sell for well-over the commission amount when compared to those that sold by owner. You can look up the actual stats on Realtor.com as done by NAR. Also, putting up a For Sale sign in our yard is like saying "I need help selling my house - please, every Realtor in the area call me!" Eventually you will hire an agent, but the word will be out that you tried to sell it on your own and couldn't - making people wonder what's wrong with it. In a little town like Cody, don't stigmatize the house like this. Hire a professional from the start, who has pride in the product that you are selling, and will work as a true advocate for your niece. As I stated early on, I can't price the home due to my contract, but can certainly send you to one with a great record of selling.
Hope this helps! Rebecca
In Wyoming, the sales price of real estate is not public information and the only way to get comparable sales date is from a Realtor that is a member of the local MLS.
As a Realtor and a member of the Cody area MLS, I would be happy to prepare a Comparative Market Analysis for your niece; however, I would need to look at the property. This is a service I do for clients that are interested in selling their home.
If you or your niece are interested in getting this CMA, please contact me. My cell phone number is 307-272-5463 and my office number is 307-587-1919.
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