Fair Market Value is what a ready, willing, and able buyer will pay for your home today.
What you are asking for "someone" to do is part of the service you get from a realtor. Pulling up the comps, analyzing the data, being aware of what homes in that area have recently sold for - this is part of the service we provide. What you are asking for is for "someone" to donate their time to provide partial service so that you can then try and do the rest yourself. Will "someone" donate their time to you? Probably. You can most likely get an appointment with a realtor for a listing appointment. Some will give you a number as part of their presentation; some of us will not. Providing our professional opinion and advice is part of our service. The law also requires us to have an agency agreement prior to providing our professional advice and opinion, so none of us should be advising and opining without that in place. So, some realtors may give you a number; what number? The number they think you want to hear? A number lower than what your home is worth? A number higher? Until you enter into a relationship with that realtor, they are not obligated to give you any loyalty or act in your best interests. Sound unfair? Why? You want their loyalty without giving yours. My condolences to any and all who perhaps disagree or find themselves experiencing any feelings that are not pleasant. Mo, I wish you well whatever you decide; there is more to selling a house than putting a sign in the yard. Homes sold by realtors net an average 15% more than homes sold by owners. Only 10% of real estate transactions make it through to closing without realtor involvement. Some of those transactions are later found to be unsound and time and money is expended to fix the problems. A house is often an individual's largest investment, it is worth paying commission to get the best possible deal you can.