What’s My Home Worth?

What’s my home worth?

In today’s market, there is a lot of uncertainty about the actual value of a home. There are many “sources” that THINK they know the value of a house – Zillow, Trulia, even county tax records. Unfortunately, for the most part, these valuations are inaccurate. The BEST way to determine the value of a house is by having a licensed appraiser complete an evaluation of the house, but most people don’t want to spend the money needed for an appraisal.
I have the ability to perform a “Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)” for homes. I use the same general procedures and principles as an appraiser, so I can determine a value that should be very close to what an appraisal will show! Just ask, and I’ll be glad to do a complementary CMA on your house, as long as it is in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.

Need a laugh? Here’s an illustration that has been circulating around the internet for a number of years that gives an overview of how different people view homes:


Triangle Home Value



The Seller




Buying Trianlge Homes



The Buyer




Raleigh Mortgage Lenders



The Lender




Raleigh Home Appraisal



The Appraiser




Durham Homes



And Your County Tax Assessor




As you can clearly see, EVERYONE has a different PERCEPTION on the VALUE of YOUR Home.

That’s why it is important to consult with ME to determine the Asking Price for your house.