How do I go about getting an evaluation of what my apartment in Brooklyn is worth?

Asked by Cropsey Crown, 11214 Sun Feb 1, 2009

The apartment is a cooperative. Three bedroom, 1.5 baths with a terrace that faces
the Verrazano Bridge.

Is it possible to get a free evaluation? I am interested in selling it.

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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sun Feb 1, 2009

You are on your way to obtaining the information you require. We suggest taking the contact information of those people that respond to this posting, then do some research on their companies and productivity before contacting them for an in depth conversation.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Sun Feb 1, 2009
Hi Cropsey:

I am not from Brooklyn (although I lived in Manhasset for a few years 10 years ago), so I have nothing to gain in giving you the following answer.

I think the best way for you to do is to check out some of the Realtors on Trulia who serve Brooklyn and/or get some recommendation from your friends/ families about reputable Realtors in your area and ask them to come and do a comparable market analysis for you.

This is one of the biggest objections I have about some online sites that gave out estimates according to what's recently sold and all the tax record around the area (meaning prices that are decades old).

My husband just recently told me how low the price of my house is now according to Zillow (BTW, it flunctuate up and down $100,000 each way within a week span from the week before). I told him to ignore that - Zillow compared my property to one that's not next to open space, one that's a complete fixer, ..,etc. Zillow did not walk into my front yard. .

Most of the Realtors will do this for free and they don't require you to sign the contract to start with. This is also a good opportunity for you to check out whether you like the Realtor, check out his/her background, experience, knowledge about the area, the philosophy towards real estate and if you feel you can 'trust' and work with the Realtor - very important qualities; and more... (selling a house is not an easy thing, a lot to be considered).

Many brokerage also has Referral services to refer top Realtors to work with their out of state clients. That's another way to find top Realtors. .

Sylvia Barry
Marin Realtor
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David Rogoff…, , Brooklyn, NY
Sun Feb 1, 2009
The heat map is an excellent tool to get a start, but it is much more accurate to get a free market analysis of your home from a realtor.

David and are realtors in Brooklyn and we can give you a full market analysis, but we need more information including your address. Home prices vary depending on the block, and especially when it's a co-op, we would need to know the current maintenance, what is included and if there is any flip tax. Your area is very desirable and the terrace is a plus, especially if it's a high floor.

E-mail us at or call us at 917-593-4068. We will gladly do a free evaluation for you. We look at the MLS current listings, solds and expireds as well as

Bonnie & David
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Gavin Proper…, Both Buyer And Seller, Malibu, CA
Sun Feb 1, 2009
Market evaluation is closer to you than you ever thought go to Trulia Stats & Trends .
The New Heat Map will give you all the info and resources you can ever want.
If you have question please feel free to email.
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Everett Perry, Agent, Fresh Meadows, NY
Sun Feb 1, 2009
email me the address and i will give you all the sales within 6 month and 1/2 mile of your building as well as your buildings. this will give you a general idea.
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Debra Goodwin, Agent, Irvington, NY
Sun Feb 1, 2009
HI Cropsey Crown,

You should call a reputabe real estate broker in your area, they will give you a free evaluation. If you don't know of one ,I would be happy to have my company give you a referral in your area.

Just email me and I will help you out.

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Rhonda Holt, Agent, New York, NY
Wed Feb 18, 2009
Hello, I specialize in co-ops, please visit my site to see all the co-ops I have sold in a down market. I would be happy to pay you a visit to evaluate your co-op to see the layout, size, and condition.

Feel free to give me a call directly at 646-725-5941. I look forward to assisting you.

Rhonda Holt
Licensed Agent - Specializing in Co-op & Home Sales
Awarded 1st Place in Sales for 2008 and 2009
Weichert Realtors, H.P Greenfield, Brooklyn, NY
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