A variety of websites have emerged in recent years that attempt to estimate what your home is worth. If you intend to sell your home, you must understand how these estimates are determined. Before you use them, set an asking price. These websites use something called “automated valuation models,” or AVMs, which are computer programs designed to make estimates based on averages.
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Here are the problems with this approach:
- Each home isn’t average, and computer models don’t know the condition or uniqueness of each home
- Different websites use different models
Rarely agree, so which estimate is correct? As a homeowner, you’re likely to hope that the highest value is accurate for buyers. On the other hand, they want to negotiate based on the lowest price.
Determining the right price requires looking at recent sales, seeing what other homes on the market are asking, and understanding exactly how your property compares. Never make pricing decisions based on a website’s generic analysis. Talk to your realtor, and make decisions based on as much information as possible.
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Not only do we sell our clients’ homes for more money and faster than the average area agent, but your home is also more likely to sell. According to 2015 MLS statistics, only 71% of area homes sold during their listing term. Compare that to our 95% of homes listed that sold before the end of the listing term. YOUR HOME SOLD GUARANTEED OR WE’LL BUY IT*
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