The title might sound mean, but there's a valid point behind it. When trying to find the value of your home, it is important to get professional help. Relying on Zillow, Trulia, and the other sites that use algorithyms to determine the price don't get it right. Rather they give you and idea of the general price range of what your home is worth. Zillow even has a disclaimer that states you should get a market evalutation from a real estate agent for a more accurate picture.
Don't get me wrong. These sites are a great jumping off point. However, if you're serious about selling, get a professional involved. If you're going to sell it For Sale By Owner, pay an agent to do it. I recently had a gentleman ask me for one and then later retract it saying he found out it is worth "$200k" from Zillow. I did the CMA anyway and found it only worth about $175,000 to $180,000. A definite shock.
Moral of this post, get help. It doesn't work going at it alone in this market. When pricing is crucial now, it's not something to guess on.
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