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Jeff Fettig

Agent

Real Estate Agent

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

Advice

  • (18 Contributions,
  • 1 Best Answers,
  • 14 Helpful)

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Home Value

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I agree with Rob about the accuracy of your Zestimate and the fact of Queen Anne having a large variety of homes. If you are looking for the most accurate value for your home, I would suggest asking a real estate agent or pay for an appraisal. Either option will give you the most realistic value or expected value for your home.

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Listing ComparableS

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Hi Sruthi,If I understand your questions correctly, you are trying to determine an accurate value for your home. If that is the case, I wouldn't recommend using Zestimates to help you determine the value of a home. I agree with Rob. Your best course of action would be to contact a real estate agent for a CMA or pay to have an appraisal done on your home. Both options are going to be educated guesses that should give you a good idea of value. The only true deterring value of a home is what other people are willing to pay for it. That value can only be determined after having your home on the market. I hope this helps and answers your questions. If not, we may need a little more information. Good Luck.

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Can someone suggest a good concrete contractor in Seattle that could install a sports court?

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Hi Ken,I would give Ron Bryant of Bryant Concrete a call. I have not had the pleasure of using his service yet but I have received a couple bids from him. We would have used his service if my clients had bought the home but the home eventually didn't work for my clients. He is a really nice gentleman and he has received good reviews from everyone that has used him in the past. I would at least entertain a bid from him. Bryant Concrete - (206) 933-7836Let me know if you have any questions and good luck.Jeff

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I have two CMA's from different agent that are drastically different prices. Which agent is right?

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When comparing real estate agent CMA's I would always look at the evidence (comparable homes) that agents are basing their information from. Make sure the homes you are comparing match bedrooms, bath, and similar square footage. Next, you should always put a majority of the weight on sold homes before looking at anything else. After you have a strong idea of what a home matching your bedrooms, bath, and square footage would sell for, I would then compare and contrast the differences in your home to others. It is always best to see the inside of homes you are comparing but you will most likely have to take your agents word for that. After knowing what homes have sold for in your area and neighborhood I would then compare your house to other homes currently listed. Your expected home value should fall between the sold homes and active listings. If your home does have some major upgrades and substantial reasoning, you may be able to receive a little more money from your home. There is a lot of information to review and think about. It is never an easy answer and you will usually see varying opinions. Take your time reviewing the information and best wishes on your sale.   

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How do I know if I got a fair appraisal?

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Good question. Are you on the buying or selling side? Did you get the feeling you didn't receive a good appraisal? You could always ask to see the appraisal. You could also ask your agent's opinion of the appraisal. Appraisals and Comparative Market Analysis(what a real estate agent would use to find a home's value), although calculated a little differently, should come close to each other. If they don't come close I would be curious what evidence suggest otherwise.I would start first with asking your agent?Good Luck 

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why is my condo listed so much lower than the one below which just sold for more?

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That's an excellent question. You are on the right track when comparing your home to previous sold condo in the area. I haven't look up your condo or your neighbors but there are a couple questions that would need to be answered.1. When did your neighbors condo sell?2. What is the square footage of your condo vs neighbors?3. Compare Total Bedrooms and Bathrooms for each condo.4. Does your neighbors condo have any upgraded or remodeled areas? 5. What comparable sold properties did your realtor show when you decided on the price?Theses are the first questions I would look into when deciding on a possible market value for your condo. My suggestion would be to ask your realtor to see the comparable sales and active condo listings again. Always try to compare apples to apples when determining price. Good luck on the sale of your condo. 

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