Getting a Good Estero Home Valuation When Selling Your Home
November 4, 2016 | nella
Plan on selling your home?
If so, you probably want an idea of how much it’s worth. That’s why you want to get a solid Estero home valuation – so you have a firm idea of what the market says your home is worth.
A home valuation will play a key role in determining the all-important list price. Why is this so crucial? Lately, homes that aren’t priced to sell aren’t moving. They’re just not selling as quickly as their owners would like. Buyers prefer homes that are more realistically priced, and those are only that way because their owners got great advice and solid valuations from their agents.
Here’s what you need to know about home valuations.
What Determines Your Home’s Value?
On the most basic level, a home’s value is whatever a buyer is willing to pay. But since we don’t know in advance what a hypothetical buyer is willing to pay – we can’t predict the future, after all – we have to estimate the value based on a few factors.
The factors that all play a role in the value of your home include:
- Condition of the home
- Curb appeal/landscaping
- Architectural style
- Number of rooms (especially beds and baths)
- Size of rooms
- Type and condition of appliances
- Energy efficiency
- The quality of the home’s finishes and fixtures
- Extra features (spas and pools; outdoor kitchens; lanais)
- Number of homes on the market versus number of buyers
- How much other homes like yours have sold for
- How many other homes in your area are for sale
These aren’t the only factors that play a role. There are more, but fortunately, you don’t need to understand all of them. You just have to know what all plays a role in your home’s value, generally speaking.
Getting Your Estero Home Valuation
The best way to get a good idea of what your home is worth is to talk to an experienced real estate agent.
At Estero Elite Realty, we have an easy way for homeowners to start the valuation process. Our Home Valuation page is where you can request a home valuation by giving us enough information to get started.
It’s the first step toward selling your home successfully, which means it’s a big deal that has to be handled correctly. We’ll help you get your real estate journey off to a great start with sound advice