If you’re considering selling your home, you’ll likely want to get your home evaluated. Lucky for you, Burnett Real Estate Team offers a completely free service right here in Bentonville that does just that: evaluate the value of your home for free! There is NO OBLIGATION to work with us.
By getting a free home evaluation- also known as our Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)- you’re asking a licensed Realtor to assess the worth of your home. Whether you’re planning on selling now, or just curious what your home’s value is; the CMA is a FREE evaluation that will let you know what you can reasonably expect when selling your home.
Other services such as ours may cost up to $400 or more, so anyway you slice it: it’s a win!
What Impacts the Worth of my Home?
Obviously, everyone wants top dollar for their home. To better achieve these expectations, you’ll want to take a close look at the following areas:
- Total Yard Space
Giving these areas a little bit of attention can help raise the value of your home, which will later provide a higher return on investment if you’re hoping to sell.
Foundation, roofing, siding, etc. Having these structural pieces in top shape is important. Certainly, having an inground pool is nice, but potential buyers want to know that your home is solidly built and well-maintained.
As one would guess, the interior is made up of all of the things inside of your home: the quality of the materials everything is made of, flooring, doors and windows, appliances, plumbing, etc. Cracks in the drywall, and damage to the front door can take a toll on the value of your home, so make sure these things are repaired.
An amenity is any feature in your home that makes the home more comfortable or desirable, though it isn’t exactly necessary. Central air conditioning, multiple-car garages, and granite-topped islands are all examples of amenities; the more of them you have, the higher your home’s worth may be.
If you’ve recently renovated your antique kitchen or have built on any sort of addition, you’re in luck: these upgrades will likely boost the value of your home. However, before you rush out to drop a few thousand dollars on upgrades, keep in mind that amenities often come down to a matter of personal preference.
You may love having a pool in your backyard but not everyone else will. You don’t want to alienate potential buyers who would rather forgo the hassle. In addition, it can be difficult to recoup the expense of a major upgrade in the sale price. Your money is better put towards necessary improvements and aesthetic appeal.
The size and condition of both your front and backyards will contribute to the overall worth of your home. You can’t magically make your property bigger, but you can make sure your grounds are well-maintained and any irrigation/sprinkler systems you have are in working order.
Why Should I Have My Home Evaluated?
Home values are constantly changing, and there are a lot of factors that go into assessing value. The age and condition of your home, features and upgrades, as well as forces within the local real estate market and even your specific neighborhood are all things to take into consideration.
Our realtors are a wealth of knowledge about the local market, and will be able to help evaluate your home’s value.
An Evaluation is a Win-Win!
Whether you want to sell today, or planning on it in the future: a home evaluation is a smart play. Too often homeowners try to price their home without having an assessment done and that can cause problem when trying to sell.
If you value your home too low, you’ll get plenty of offers but you’ll miss out on thousands of dollars of fair value! If you price your home too high, you’ll scare off potential buyers who would have otherwise made a fair offer. First impressions are crucial in real estate. Like Goldilocks, you want your home valued just right!
The answer? A FREE, professional evaluation from Burnett Real Estate.
If you’re interested in a free evaluation, please fill out this form, and one of our realtors will be in touch with you soon! Should you have any questions in the interim, please feel free to contact us today and get the ball rolling!