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Know How Much Your Washington DC Area Home is Worth Before Trying To Sell It

Potential home sellers in the Washington DC area are always wondering what the best tips are for selling a home. No matter where you think you should start when preparing to sell your Trinidad area home, you should begin with really knowing what your home is worth. The value to you as the homeowner and the value to a potential home buyer are probably different - after all, you have sentimental feelings toward the home that the potential buyer does not.

Before you think you know what you would like to sell your Washington DC area home for, talk to your Realtor - or even a couple of them. Most Realtors are willing to prepare a market analysis for you that compares your home to others in the area with similar characteristics. The report shows the prices of other homes that sold recently in your neighborhood, to give you an idea of where you should start the pricing of your home.

Contact a professional real estate appraiser for an evaluation before you put your home on the market. This is usually not a free service, but spending the money before you start the home selling process may actually save you money in the end. The longer you home sits on the market for sale, the more likely you are to eventually reduce the price and you may miss out on qualified buyers in the meantime. Appraisers rely on an inspection of your Palisades home, the sale price of other comparable homes in your area, as well as other data to determine the value of the home.

Visiting open houses in your Washington DC area neighborhood also provides valuable insight to the right price for your home. Open houses provide you the opportunity to see first-hand what the comparable houses are selling for, and this also provides you an excellent opportunity to shop in your own backyard.

For more information on how to best find the right price for your home sale, contact Michelle Buckman at Buckman Realtors today.

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