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Have you noticed how some homeowners have so much sentimental attachment to their property that it interferes with them being realistic in regards to price?? I am sure most of you reading this blog are nodding your head YES! at that question. It is awesome that you put these beautiful $30,000.00 Granite Counter tops in, also the $25,000 pool outside, and the $50,000 custom hard wood floors through out the house but just because you put that much money into your house doesn't mean it is going to add that much more value to you home Mr. Homeowner... Your home is still subject to what I like to call "MARKET VALUE" if houses in your neighborhood that are a model match to your home are selling for let's say, $450,000-$470,000, I seriously doubt you are going to get $550,000 for your home! Though the granite counter tops, the swimming pool, and the custom hardwood floors will be great selling points, it will not add value.
Another thing to also keep in mind is the "APPRAISAL CONTINGENCY" you might have a buyer coming in with FHA or Conventional financing offering you a full price on your home of $550,000 but if the appraisal comes back less, like lets say around the market value of like $473,000.00 (just a number I pulled out of my hat by the way) the lenders will not fund a loan for $550,000. Reason being is lenders are at bigger risk today more than ever so they are not going to invest more in something than what it is worth so you will have two options at that point, reduce your price to market value to keep the sell in escrow or decide that now is not the best time for you to sell after all!
If you are a homeowner and interested in selling your home and doing research to determine your homes value, I would not completely trust the Zillow Zestimates (not trying to hark on Zillow by any means) but I have seen their estimates are off by $50,000-$100,000.00. I wouldn't trust your Uncle Bob's best friends cousins neighbor who lives in Utah and works at Walmart on his appraisal of your house either. If you want a pretty good idea of what your home will sale for it is best to consult a Real estate Professional in your area to run a Comps Report for you. Most realtors will provide this report free of charge and all their infomation is accurate and current.
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