Home Valuations Are Always Free
We see ads or coupons all the time for a Free Home Evaluation. A proper home evaluation is performed by a REALTOR®. A home valuation by a REALTOR® is always free, as realtors are not allowed to charge for this service. An appraisal is done by a real estate appraiser and there is always a cost for an appraisal. Financial institutions will use an appraisal to make sure the home is worth what the buyer is paying for it. They will not recognize a home valuation done by a REALTOR®. This is a key distinction as a home valuation provided by a REALTOR® serves a different purpose than an appraisal.
We recommend starting with a free home valuation from Doug, Marjorie and Kevin McKay. We’ll provide you with a highly detailed evaluation of your home to make an informed decision.
We're Chestermere Real Estate Experts
As we are in the Chestermere and Langdon markets daily, we know how your home compares to the one that just sold down the street. We know which neighbourhoods have similar homes that are similar ages. The most important thing about performing a home valuation is choosing the right comparable properties for your home. If you choose the wrong comparables you will be priced too high and your home will languish on the market, or you will potentially undervalue your home and leave considerable money on the table.
Condition and Upgrades Matter!
The next thing to consider is the condition of the home compared to the others. If this is the first time a real estate agent has been in a Chestermere or Langdon home, they will not know what is the norm for that area. Are laminate floors considered an upgrade for the area, or are they a downgrade because most homes in the neighbourhood have hardwood or tile floors?
Location Needs to Be Considered!
Is either your home or the comparable on a busy street or is there a park behind the property? How close are the schools? How will future developments affect the property?
What Changes Should We Make?
We can also advise you whether changes will make a difference. We can advise you about repairs that will cost more not to do than to leave for the next person. We have relationships with Home Stagers, Painters, and handymen, who can help you maximize the amount of money you takeout from your home. Sometimes it is better to leave the renovations for the next owner, as long as the home is priced right.
Chestermere is not Calgary!
As Chestermere specialists we know what the market is doing for a particular type of home or price range. Often homes in Calgary may be receiving multiple offers, while that is not the situation in Chestermere. We know the inventory. We have a marketing program that is designed for Chestermere. We have a website dedicated to Chestermere that has up to 100 visitors per day looking for property in Chestermere.
I'd just like to keep an eye on the market.
If you just want to know what homes are comparable to your home you might appreciate a monthly or quarterly report. For this we do not need to come to your home, you just need to provide us with your email address, home address, the size of your home, garage, basement development and landscaping details. You will receive a market report that will tell you all about the homes that have sold, and the homes currently available on the market. You can compare your home to these homes and get an idea of where you are. Use the form below and ask for the market report. When it arrives you will be able to choose how often it will come to you.
There will be no follow up calls or emails to bother you. We do encourage you to call us if you have any questions.
You need a price range for planning.
We are happy to help. Your home’s value and the equity that you have built are tremendously important. Please fill out the form below and we will send you an online valuation with a price range. The price range is an estimate as a walk-through of your home would be required for a more accurate report. With a walk-through, we can evaluate how your home compares with others for extras, finishes and layout.
We would appreciate your phone number in case we have any questions.
Your valuation will be prepared by a REALTOR® team with over 30 years of experience in the Chestermere market.