What is my Home Worth? Should I Call a Witch Doctor?
Do you want to know What Your Home is Worth in East Contra Costa County communities of Pittsburg, Brentwood, Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay or others?
Well would you call out a Witch Doctor to help you Figure Out the Value of Your Home? I can see it now the Witch Doctor is well known and a respected leader in the community. They look spectacular and project a presence as they come into the room.
Then the Witch Doctor starts dancing around the room, waving their hands and calling out. Then he stops – Shakes a Bag and drops the contents out onto the table. A small pile of bones lands on the table. The Witch Doctor looks at the pile of bones – Stands up and pronounces the value of the home. A hushed aw comes over all present; the pronouncement is taken as fact.
Now I understand none of you would do this to Evaluate Your Home. You really want to Know What Your Home is Worth.
Well guess what Millions of People do this every day in this country. Now they do not call them Witch Doctor. The name they use is very modern sounding. You know the names – there are lots of National Companies that will give you an Instant Home Evaluation. They are well known and respected names when it comes to real estate. They have great looking web sites full of statistics, numbers, and picture of houses. Watching them you could get lost in a trance for hours at their sites.
The web sites are big and noisy. There are lots of bobbles to catch your eye as you dance from page to page. Lots of links and promises call out to you from the page, “Click Me – Click Me” they scream.
Then you hit the bottom – give them the info. They shake around there pile of stats and throw them out – the value of your home!
Now where do these stats come from? Are they all MLS sales? Does it include “Foreclosed Values” or “Whole Sale Values” unrelated to the retail sales price you could expect. Do the stats know about your kitchen upgrades? Do the stats realize that some of the home with in their radius of comparison are actually in a 55+ gated community and those values are way different? Do the stats know how well your landscaping and curb appeal is compared to the Bank Owned “as is” sale 3 blocks over?
Those stats mean no more than a pile of chicken bones thrown out on a blanket.
So do you want a real Free Home Evaluation?
Do you really think you are going to get a Good Home Evaluation from a Web Witch Doctor Homes? There is a way to get what you want. Call a Respected Local Realtor.
Most Realtors will provide you an initial evaluation on line. But be warned we cannot really do a good job without seeing the home. We are not Witch Doctors – We need to actually look at and see something to understand the value.