A good REALTOR will tell you the true value range for your home in the current market, along with how long homes are taking to sell and whether they are selling at, below or above asking prices.
An exceptional real estate consultant will help you discover what's important to you about selling so you can make an educated decision to either sell the house now or later.
Just like the stock market, there is a price buyers are willing to pay for a specific home at a particular point in time. Rarely is it more, and frequently it is less.
My late mother, legendary super-agent Judy Carr of The Get Results Team cautioned San Jose, Saratoga and Cupertino sellers with two important sayings.
One: "The real estate market changes quickly and dramatically...and not always in your favor."
So unless a buyer puts in writing they will pay the Zillow Zestimate price today, the Zestimate doesn't matter. Nor does the Redfin estimate, unless the buyer will put that number down in a completed offer.
And unless your neighbor, mother-in-law or part-time real estate agent friend is actually writing up an offer, their opinion of value doesn't matter either.
Today's Market value is the price a willing and able buyer and seller agree upon.
Which leads to Judy Carr's other saying,
Two: "The only offer that counts is the written one in my hands today."
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real EstateTeam Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!
Diamond-Certified Real Estate Team-Our Family's Helped Families Buy & Sell Silicon Valley Homes for Over 40 Years! 19400 Stevens Creek, Suite #200 at the TOP of the SILVAR Building next to Bank of America