How much is my home worth?
How much is my home worth is one of the first questions a seller asks. There are several factors involved in determining the answer to this question. First it is important to understand the difference between “appraised value” and “market value.” The appraised value is calculated by a Missouri Certified Appraiser who is being paid to give their opinion of the value based on recent sales. Market value is determined by performing a comparable analysis by researching the sales of similar homes in the area and considering homes that are currently on the market. I highly recommend that you obtain both.
Both the market value and the appraised value will be determined by fact gathering and comparison. The square footage of the home, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the quality of materials used to construct the home and the size and topography of the lot will all be considered.
Some of the criteria used to formulate a home’s value based on location are unique to this area. Information such as the lakefront footage of the lot, if any, and the depth of the water along the lakefront are additional considerations when determining the value of the property. Like other residential areas, the condition and value of the surrounding properties will also affect what a home is worth. As well, demographics such as income levels, school ratings and general economic conditions of the area will factor into the resulting value.
First Impressions Always Count!
First impressions are important, especially when you’re marketing your home. You need to look at your home from a different perspective. Your listing agent can help you look at your home as if you were the buyer.
We’ll begin by evaluating the curb appeal of your home, from the driveway to the landscaping and finally to the windows and siding. A walk around the home will help you make a list of everything that needs to be taken care of.
Continue the list inside your home. Scrutinize the flooring and walls for a start. Look for signs of clutter and excess furnishings. Once we have finished the list it will be time to go to work. All of this will help to give your home that tidy appearance you’ll want to present to potential buyers. Keep in mind that our goal is to market your home in such a manner that you will receive top dollar when sold.
If your home is a pleasure to show, real estate agents will be proud to introduce your home to potential buyers. The confidence a well maintained home inspires will be reflected in the offers received from serious buyers. As a rule great condition and maintenance will help a home sell faster.
We realize that you have a choice when selecting a real estate broker. We try to make that decision as easy as possible. Once we get the opportunity to work with you, we will earn your loyalty through our extra special attention and service. The kind of service we routinely give, through the power of our team, is what sets us apart from all the others. It is virtually impossible for individual agents to match what we can offer.
Our listing program is designed to offer you the easiest and most carefree listing possible. Here are the highlights:
- Accurate Market Evaluation
- Proactive Marketing Plan
- No Pressure
- Added Value Services
- Promotion of Your Property to Other Realtors