Heather Paul Expert 1 Realty Real Estate Agent, Realtor

How Much is My Home Worth?

How Much is My Home Worth?  
Many home owners contemplating selling or refinancing their current home are not quite sure what their home is valued at.  This information is vital to either selling your home quickly or when refinancing it.   

There is a free service online that allows home owners nationwide to find out what their home is currently worth and valued at.  
Here is the website: 
http://instanthomelink.com/homevalues 

Just enter all your home property information such as home address, bedrooms, baths, and contact information.  This is one of the best home valuations services available online and it's completely free. 

If you are thinking of selling your home, here are some tips to help increase the value of your home when it sells. 
1.  Contact a Local Realtor to Walk-Through your home.  Having a local Real Estate Agent or Realtor do a thorough walk-through of your home will greatly help you prepare your house before it is placed on the market to help ensure a greater home sales price for you.  We always recommend to use a local Real Estate Agent or Realtor, out of area Real Estate Agents generally may not know what your home will sell for, plus it is always wise to have a local Real Estate Expert on your team when selling your home.  Another added benefit of calling a Realtor is they will prepare a detailed Comparative Home Market Evaluation to give you a better idea of what your home will probably sell for.  They can also provide you with relocation information for the area you are looking to more for. 
Here is a link to one Top Real Estate Agent that is well-known in the community and They can provide you also with a Free Home Market Evaluation of your Home: 
http://classic.coldwellbanker.com/local/heatherpaul 

2.  Clear the clutter 
Clear your kitchen counters of just about everything. Clean your closets by packing up little-used items like out-of-season clothes and old toys. Install closet organizers to maximize space. Put at least one-third of your furniture in storage, especially large pieces, such as entertainment centers and big televisions. Pack up family photos, knickknacks, and wall hangings to depersonalize your home. Store the items you’ve packed offsite or in boxes neatly arranged in your garage or basement.  This is one of the most important aspects of selling your home for success!  Buyers love to see open and airy spaces; homes filled wall to wall with furniture make it difficult for them to envision their belongings in the home, so take the time and pack up as much items as you can, your Realtor can help provide some pointers of items to pack up to help you sell your home for the most money. 

3.  Do a thorough cleaning of your Home 
A clean house makes a strong first impression that your home has been well cared for. If you can afford it, consider hiring a cleaning service.  If not, wash windows and leave them open to air out your rooms. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Wash light fixtures and baseboards, mop and wax floors, and give your stove and refrigerator a thorough once-over.  Pay attention to details, too. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, clean inside the cabinets, and polish doorknobs. Don’t forget to clean your garage, too. 

Just remember, when thinking of selling your home, find out what is currently worth online for free, go to: 
http://instanthomelink.com/homevalues

Comment balloon 3 commentsHeather Paul • January 28 2011 01:55AM
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