The new year has settled in, and we're waiting for spring - which means the market is about to take off again. If you're planning to sell this year, you're probably starting to wonder right about now: What is my home worth? How do I really find out?
To start, let's talk about the "offical" home appraisal: a real estate appraiser will typically take the last 6 months of market data in a home's immediate vicininty and adjust the values based on differences in the home's features to come up with a home's relative market value. Aside from this, a property can be evaluated based on a cost-approach method or an income producing method. But for those not looking to spend hundreds of dollars to before even putting your home on the market, we strongly suggest