After spending 15 years marketing Orange County real estate services I can tell you the number one message people respond to is “What’s the value of my home?” No other messages generates as impressive a response and it makes sense since a home is generally someone’s largest asset you should want an up to date estimate of its value.
There are many reasons for wanting to know the value of your home. You may be thinking about moving up to a larger home or maybe even downsizing and getting that home or condo closer to the beach because with the kids gone you finally can. Maybe you are reviewing your investment portfolio and trying to determine your net worth, or maybe you are just simply curious. Whatever your reason do yourself a favor and ask a professional “local” Realtor to give you an estimate of your home’s value. While there are many online sources giving you guestimates often those guestimates are nothing but out of focus snapshots of the recent past and don’t take into account the current market, the particulars of your home or explain any transactions outside the norm being used to arrive at your figure.
When a professional realtor prepares a thorough market analysis for a home we look beyond actives, pendings and solds and also look at the expired or cancelled listings in order to get the whole picture and know what the home could sell for right now. In addition you have to view it as an appraiser does. So we compare like with like starting in the same neighborhood and then expanding out to other similar neighborhoods close by, they compare upgrades, condition, views and so on. One other item that is crucial to value consideration of market trends and we factor in whether we are in a rising or declining market. Our goal is to give you the most accurate picture of what you could expect to sell your home for in today’s market.
If you are curious what the value of your home is in today’s market please don’t hesitate to fill out this simple form or just contact me directly and I will gladly provide you with your own complimentary home valuation.
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