Things That Do Not Determine A Home's Value

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A good REALTOR will tell you the true current value range for your home.

Just like the stock market, there is a price buyers are willing to pay at a particular point in time.

My late mother, super-agent Judy Carr cautioned sellers with two important sayings,

"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. Which leads to Judy Carr's other saying, 

"The only offer that counts is the written one in my hands today."

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

Seller's Have Biased Opinions of their Home Values

ZillowMany have their own opinions based on how they feel about their homes and their own evaluation. Some check online evaluation services and this is very misleading. The truth is the value is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay. If the buyer is using a mortgage then the value may be determined by an appraiser working for the lender. Appraisers use data based on past sales. They do not use emotions and use an arms length evaluation to arrive at the value. 


These items do not determine a home's value.

  • What you paid for the home.
  • How much you have invested into the home.
  • How much you owe on the home.
  • What the tax assessor says.
  • What Zillow says.
  • How many bills you want to pay off with the proceeds.
  • How much you will have to pay to buy a new home.
  • How much you value it and love the home.
  • What a great floor plan you think you have.
  • How much better than you think your home is than others in the neighborhood.
  • Improvements you made that overbuilt your neighborhood.
  • How much you have loved living there.
  • How many compliments you have received from friends and family.
  • How pretty or expensive your furnishings are.
  • The good times and memories you have made while living in the home.

A good local real estate agent can give you an evaluation of the real value of your home. Agents use the same basic steps of comparing homes to closed homes that appraisers do. Local agents know trends and what is happening in the neighborhoods. Local agetns have local experience. Listen to the recommendation of your local agent.


In Clarksville TN, contact the agent that knows the market, The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank you Michelle for the reblog. I have a seller I told the value range and she says she wants 15% more than that. I am working hard to educate her on what a buyer is willing to pay.

Dec 26, 2016 05:21 PM #1
Mike Bjork
American Pacific Mortgage - Redondo Beach, CA

Most consumers that I come across have no idea what is the value of their home.  Some have a ballpark idea, but no real grasp of it, and don't really pay attention to what has sold in their neighborhood.  They may have glanced at a recent postcard of what's sold in the neighborhood; which the solds may not be a good comp for their home.  It definitely takes a good agent to build that trust with the homeowner while discussing these matters.  My hat is off to you ladies!

Dec 27, 2016 11:09 AM #2
Vickie Teel
Allison James Estates & Homes - Punta Gorda, FL
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Thanks Michelle for reblogging this and thanks Debbie for great content.  I will definitely need to use some of this with some new sellers

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