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How do I get a market analysis to help price my home for sale?

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May 20 2012 - Omaha
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At the top of the zillow page, click the link that says PROFESSIONALS. Read through some of the different real estate brokers' profiles and pick about 3 that you like the best. Shoot off an email to each one of those agents that says this...

"I'm considering selling my home at 123 Main St. in Omaha. I have selected you as one of 3 brokers to interview for the job. If you are interested, please contact me to schedule a 30 minute interview to present your CMA and marketing plan to me for my home and I will make a listing decision after interviewing all 3 brokers."

Then do just that. The most important thing is to make sure you interview all 3 before deciding so you have a good idea what some of the differences in marketing and expierence are and also to make sure that you do NOT base your decision on the suggested listing price because the value of your home is NOT a reflection of the quality of the agent. Base your listing decision on the agent and the marketing plan and THEN once you decide on the agent you can discuss what price point you want to list it at based on the 3 CMAs you got.
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July 20 2012
Have a realtor provide you with a current market analysis (CMA).  They tend to be more accurate and easier to read.
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July 13 2012
Christine,
You are correct, Zestimate is Zillow's market analysis and you are the one who analyze the Zillow's market analysis as same as the CMA, etc....
For example: You need 1 hour to drive from A to B (60 miles) with a speed of 60 miles per hour (analysis) , but due to the traffics, weather, the street, the driver's habits and those unseen condition, the time that you drive from A to B maybe more or less.

the Zestimate is not differently, Zillow assumes that the property has the normal condition as same as its neighbors in the area, however Zillow may not know that there is sloppy lot, tear down house, recently improvement, etc... therefore the true home value may be a bit different from the Zestimate.
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I thought Zillow was a market analysis. Am I wrong?
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July 13 2012
Speak with a few Realtors and have them provide a CMA.. Current Market Analysis..
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July 10 2012

Talk to several realtors about providing you with a CMA.

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July 10 2012
Call two or three Realtors and ask them for a CMA, that way you will have the opportunity to ascertain whether their marketing plans meet your needs and also refine your listing price.
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May 21 2012
... you also have the option of hiring an appraiser who will be a dis-interested thrid party not interested in listing your home for sale.

You can find one here for your area.

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May 20 2012
If you're selling your home, you are probably interviewing two to three Realtors to market your home....  ask them to provide you with a CMA.  A Market Analysis will be part of their planned listing presentation anyway.  At the same time you should be doing a little homework yourself, and visit other homes, similar to yours that are currently for sale so that you get a realistic feel for prices in your neighborhood... 
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May 20 2012
You can call a few local real estate agents or visit there websites and request a CMA. Most have forms online where you can put in your information.To get a more accurate analysis you should consider asking the agents to visit your property. Of course,the agents are going to ask you to list with them and you should consider it if you find one that you feel will work hard to sell your home and not just post it on the MLs

You can also go to Realtor.com and use their Home Values section to request a report. Realtor.com updates directly from the local MLS and will have the most recent sales in your area.

If you overprice your home you will not get any buyer interest. Your price has to be not only competitive but compelling as well.
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May 20 2012
The easiest thing to do is call a local real estate agent.  They should be able to provide you the most up to date information for active listings and comparable solds. 
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