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Kristen Kara…, Home Buyer in Lowell, MA

what is the best way to find out how much my home is worth?

Asked by Kristen Karabelas, Lowell, MA Tue Mar 26, 2013

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Jillian Gilbert’s answer
You're best option would be contacting a local licensed real estate professional most of the time the service is free!

Jillian Gilbert
Century 21 G.J.Brown
309 Rogers St
Lowell, Ma 01852
Office 978-452-7696 x381
Cell. 978-758-1105
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 31, 2013
Best way is to use a combination of methods. You can reference Trulia, Zillow, tax records, local realtors, or even order an appriasal. Typically, the local realtor will be the best way to go.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 27, 2013
Connect with an experienced local Realtor, who will be able after seeing your home and taking inventory of its size, and amenities, to provide you with the results of a detailed market evaluation. He will give you a range for the asking price and what kind of negotiations you should exprect. He will also help you to
prepare your home right from the start, and this may require some staging, some new paint colors on a few walls setting tables etc. etc.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
A Professional Appraisal which you pay for. Otherwise, you can ask a Real Estate Agent or Broker to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA is usually done for free because there is an expectation that you will list the house with that agent or broker. However, with that stated, there is also the risk you will be led to believe that this agent or broker can sell it for "X" amount, which is higher than what an honest agent or broker will tell you it's worth. This is why homeowners should never hire an agent based on, possibly biased, CMA price or the sales price quoted by an agent/broker. The agent or broker "should," but don't always do, take your property condition into consideration. So, the person you do hire, whoever it is, must visit and view the property prior to providing you with a fair CMA report. There are unethical agents out there, and they will do or say whatever they think will get you to sign that list contract. So, in this case, even though you're the possible seller of property, you are a buyer of a professional opinion and services, and, as always, it's "buyer beware."

Good Luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
Hello Kristen,
A LOCAL Real estate agent (from Lowell) will come to your home, walk through the property with you, bring comparable properties on paper with them and sit down with you to explain the market conditions.
This is called a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) a report consisting of 12-15 pages. This should show you properties that have sold in your area within your square footage as well as expired listings to show the market even more accurately.

Good Luck, this is a great time to list your property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
If you contact your realtor, he/she should be able to do a free market analysis for you. With that, they will be able to provide recent sales of homes that have sold in your area.

Good luck!

Joan Patterson, B.A., G.R.I., Realtor, License #01431647
Keller Williams Realty
951-204-1864
http://inlandempirerealestate.kwrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
You need an experienced agent to do a CMA for you or hire a licensed appraiser. Let me know if you'd like me to help!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 26, 2013
The BEST?

The best isn't the cheapest....have the property appraised by a licensed appraiser. If may cost a couple hundred dollars but it could be money well spent!
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