Zillow and RealEstateAbc estimates are not as accurate as a phisycal Appraisal perform by a licensed appraisor. the reason is that these online appraisal websites only base their numbers from similar houses that sold in the area. Many factors goes into setting the value of a property. some of them are location, size, condition, market condition, how close to main freeway access, bus routes, parks, schools, is it a busy street or neighborhood street,etc, etc... Once an appraisor look at your property and will start comparing with similar properties in the same neighborhood he or she will take those factors in cosidiration and will make the necessary price adjustments.
So if your are considering to sell your house you can go 2 ways either call a realtor to provide you with a CMA ( Comparative Market Analysis) which will determine the listing price you should put on your property on the market, in order to sell it or call a qualified appraisor to give you a more detailed info on the value of your home.
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