What is my Home Worth? Should I Call a Witch Doctor?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Point Real Estate DRE # 01492725

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.

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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.

For a Free Quality Home Evaluation in East Contra Costa County – including Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch, Pittsburg or Discovery Bay Click here For a Free Home Evaluation or call 925-260-4321.  


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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

No Witch Doctor needed... Simply rely on your area Realtor® and let them run the real numbers for you!  Excellent Gene...

Aug 02, 2012 08:47 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Gene how many times have we heard....but such and such said my home is worth ********. Witch Doctor is a good way of looking at this issue.  Real estate is  local and there are so many variables that go with each home and neighborhood.

Aug 02, 2012 11:19 AM #2
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage - Roseville, CA
NMLS #281609

A bit of witch doctor, a bit of voodoo and ZAP! ...you have an appraisal.  After that, you have an overpriced listing with an unrealistic seller.  Time to call Gene and get the real value.

Aug 02, 2012 04:37 PM #3
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

THanks all for coming by.  It is amazing to me how much trust people put in automated systems.

Aug 03, 2012 12:07 AM #4
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That witch Dr. has already been there and if you look over he back fence you may see him

standing there.

Aug 03, 2012 05:51 AM #5
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Yes indeed.  If you want something done right call an expert.  In this case, for East Contra Costa County, that would be you.

Aug 03, 2012 04:08 PM #6
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Gene -- now you did it -- that Witch Doctor song is trying to stick on my auditory memory.

You are much better at the value process than any old witch doctor.

Aug 06, 2012 04:30 AM #7
Melanie Ross
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828

Wow what an impressive blog of information, love the witch doctor! I pushed for a feature!

Aug 07, 2012 01:43 PM #8
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