The Best Way to Find the Value of Your Home
A well-informed estimate from Madeline Schaider, who knows your town, street, and neighboring houses, is the best way to find the value of your home. This estimate is provided as a free service, with no cost or obligation.
An automated estimate from the Internet is only a rough approximation of market value. These computerized estimates do not account for many important considerations (see below) that can greatly affect value.
Madeline adds many important considerations to the public information available on the Internet, often limited to size of house, number of bedrooms and baths, and recent sales in the neighborhood.
This is what Madeline adds:
- Location. There are many aspects of location that influence value. For example, is house near a busy intersection, on a corner lot or a “flag lot”?
- Neighboring homes. Are the neighboring houses upgraded or of lesser quality? Are they well maintained?
- View. Does the house a view? A great view of the mountains or water can add considerable value. A view of roof tops or commercial buildings can reduce value.
- Privacy. Is their privacy from the windows and yard? Is their noise from neighbors, roads, or schools?
- Floor plan. Is the house on one or several levels? Are the bedrooms arranged to accommodate children? Guests? Is there a full master suite (this is important)?
- Accessibility. How easy or hard is the potential commute to work, school, activities, and transportation?
- Upgrades. Is the structure of the house upgraded? Are the kitchen and bathrooms upgraded? Are improvements attractive to current buyers?
- Presentation. Was a recently sold house staged well to attract buyers? This is sometimes a subtle distinction, but always a strong influence on final sale price.
- Lot and Landscaping. Is the lot attractive to young families? Is the yard suitable for outdoor living? Is the landscaping fresh and well maintained? Does the property have good street appearance?
- Schools. Do the local schools meet the expectations of buyers? Are after-school activities convenient?
- Knowledge of sales in progress. What is new on the market to compete with a home for sale? What was the interest level for homes recently for sale in the neighborhood?
- Market conditions. Buyer interest changes from week to week through the year. Houses that attract many buyers in April may have less interest in July. These changes effect actual market value.
Madeline has the knowledge and experience necessary to predict the value of your home.
Contact Madeline to Learn the Real Value of Your Home
Bringing more than 30 years of experience and a high profile in Marin real estate, Madeline can realistically evaluate your home. Based on all of this information, she can recommend a strategy to bring you the highest sale price.
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