Zillow Advice: Pricing - I have a home to sell and want to know what its worth. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Paying for an appraisal can ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ Paying for an appraisal can be helpful, but an appraisal is not a sale. You also need to be clear with the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-services-appraisal/">appraiser</a> that the purpose for the appraisal is to determine the market price and not for a refi, ego bump or estate planning purposes.<br/><br/>CMA's can be helpful, but they are only as good and honest as the agent who does them. You can ask several agents for their opinion to get an idea. It is important to look at ALL the comps used and ask each agent for different valuations on different timetables for a 30 day, 60 day and an average time of your local market sale. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 14:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ 2011-11-26T14:58:00Z Two ways to get an estimated ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ Two ways to get an estimated value for a house without selling it...<br/><br/>#1&nbsp; Pay for an appraisal.<br/> &nbsp;&nbsp;Upside - Still an estimated value, but carries more weight than a CMA.<br/> &nbsp; Downside - Costs money<br/><br/>#2&nbsp; Get a CMA from a REA<br/> &nbsp; Upside - Should not cost anything, and could be as good as an appraisal - if the REA does a thorough job.<br/> &nbsp; Downside - Could be skewed by REA expertise or market bias. After all, you get what you pay for, right REAs? (Sorry, the last bit typed itself).<br/><br/>If you go with option #2, get multiple CMAs, preferrably from different brokers. This will allow you to compare the estimates and supporting data. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 03:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ 2011-11-26T03:53:00Z Find a local realtor and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ Find a local <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> and have them work up a CMA Comparative Market Analysis which will provide what has recently sold in your area. <a href="http://www.zillow.com">Real estate</a> is local. Good luck. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 03:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ 2011-11-26T03:32:00Z If you are in the Metro Tri-County ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ If you are in the Metro Tri-County area I could do a CMA for you. Feel free to contact me if you are interested.&nbsp; Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ 2011-11-25T23:47:00Z I would suggest finding a ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ I would suggest finding a <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> that works in your area and get a Comparative Market Analysis from him.&nbsp; That should tell you what your home is worth and what other similar homes sold for in your area recently. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-have-a-home-to-sell-and-want-to-know-what-its-worth/423804/ 2011-11-23T16:43:00Z