How Much Is My Home Worth?

The very best way to determine your home estimated market value is to contact an agent for an evaluation and Comparative Market Analysis. They will visit your home; obtain pertinent information such as square footage, acreage or lot size, age and condition of the home, extras and amenities that affect value, as well as location. They will then conduct a search for comparable homes that have sold in the area over a pertinent period of time, usually the previous year to 18 months. They will then adjust for your home or property’s individual characteristics and determine a suggested market price for your home.

It is important to price your home correctly. Too high and it will be priced out of the market; too low and you will lose money you could have gained. A qualified, experienced agent can take a lot of the guesswork out of the pricing game and put you in a position to move your property in the least amount of time at the best price.

So what are the main factors influencing value and what are some options to increase sales value without breaking the bank?

western north carolina real estateFactors Used to Determine Value

  • Square Footage
  • Condition and Age of Home
  • Location
  • Lot Size or Acreage
  • Number of Bedrooms
  • Number of Bathrooms
  • Total Number of Rooms
  • Garage(s)
  • Decks, Porches, and Patios
  • Fireplaces

A few additional amenities that could influence your home’s value are listed below. They may not make the value of your home go up tremendously, however they could definitely help sell your home more quickly. In some cases, these changes may be fairly small and inexpensive, making them a good choice for maximizing your property’s appeal.

  • western north carolina real estateCeramic Tile
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Crown Molding
  • Specialty Counter Tops, Cabinets
  • Sprinkler System
  • Upgrades in Light Fixtures
  • Upgrades in Faucets, Sinks, Tubs and Showers
  • Swimming Pool

When determining how much to put your house on the market for you need to consider all of the factors listed above. Remember – it is better to put your house on the market for a more reasonable price than to list it at a price that is too high – an overpriced home will turn potential buyers away.

  • Well-placed Landscaping Elements
  • Upgrades in Light Fixtures and Hardware
  • Fresh Paint in Neutral to Warm Tones
  • Quality Shelving in Closets
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Crown Molding
  • Specialty Counter Tops, Cabinets
  • Upgrades in Faucets, Sinks, Tubs, and Showers