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As with buying, there are also an equal number of things to consider when selling your home. Most importantly, it is critical to be honest with your emotional state when selling. It can be a very happy time indeed or it can be a very mixed emotional state of affairs for sure. Professionals like those found at Emmi's Realty are essential in providing you with an accurate and honest assessment of your situation and circumstances.

This expertise does not just "happen" - it is a basic Characteristic of the realtor you are dealing with. Emmi's Realty was the starting place for most area realtors because they were, and have remained the leaders in this area. It is in times like this that their expertise pays off for you. They will make sure that what ever your situation, the best possible opportunity is pursued for you. Just look for our signs around town and you will immediately see why we are the real estate leaders.

There are also a multitude of resources available to help you determine the relative value of the property you will be selling as well. We have listed a  few here for your review even though we would gladly sit down and work with you in the comfort of our offices. Also, it is important that we work with you in the context of the current market conditions. Over the past couple of years it has been both a sellers market as well as a buyers. The historically low interest rates have made it easier for buyers to finance more at lower prices, thus allowing sellers to ask for a premium price as it could be financed for less.

Exposure and Technology: As is evidenced by this site, the right exposure on the property you are trying to sell (or Rent) is critical!! This is why we do our best to make sure that you get the proper exposure? It is equally important that we have a complete listing of all properties for sale in the area for those clients that are looking to buy.

As you can see on our website, we have not only the "Featured Home" listings covered, but we also provide our "Exclusive Listings" as well as all of the MLS listings. As a result, anyone surfing the web can easily find your property listing. In addition to simple listings, we offer a photo section that allows us to show many potential buyers the highlights of your property.

We will be implementing yet another new system and that is the automatic email update of new listings to interested buyers who have registered with us for this service. It is free to the subscriber and will instantly give you, the seller, immediate exposure to pre-qualified buyers. We know their desired type of home, price range, area, etc., and will only send the appropriate listings to these groups.

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth? Here on Emmi's Realty website we allow you to gather information from several sources and compare the findings, rather than rely on just one approach to home valuation.

Your home's market value is an important factor in a long list of financial decisions, including selling the home, refinancing your mortgage, borrowing against your equity, estimating your annual property tax bill, buying homeowner's insurance, calculating the expected return on remodeling costs, managing your other investments, estate planning and so on. The trick is figuring out how much your home is worth -- and remembering that how much you paid for it months or years ago isn't relevant to its current market value. It's not a bad idea to gather information from several sources and compare the findings, rather than relying on just one approach to home valuation. Here are four suggestions to start:

Call a few local agents even if you're not planning to sell your home right away. Many Agents will be willing to prepare a comparable market analysis (CMA) for you as a marketing service, with the goal of getting your business whenever you decide to move. A CMA shows the prices of recently sold homes that are comparable to yours and the prices of comparable homes on the market. A market-savvy Agent like those at Emmi's Realty can give you a rough idea of what your home would be worth, given its size and condition and local market conditions.

Purchase a professional appraisal. Unlike a CMA, a professional appraisal is rarely free. However, the several hundred dollars you'll pay for an appraisal, depending on the size of your home and the complexity of the work, could be money well spent if you're making a major financial decision that hinges on the value of your home. Appraisers rely on an in-person inspection of your home, recent sales of comparable homes and other data to arrive at an opinion of value. The appraiser's report is a full-blown description of your home and the criteria used to formulate the valuation.

Go to neighborhood open houses. Open houses are a good opportunity to view comparable homes for sale in your neighborhood and chat with real estate professionals about the local real estate market. Two caveats: It's not easy to be objective about your own home and you shouldn't assume that the listing price on a for-sale necessarily reflects the home's true market value. If you keep those points in mind, information gathered at open houses can be worth considering along with data from other sources.

Do research online. A number of websites offer home valuation information free or for a fee. We offer this service free HERE

TIP: Price per square foot is a time-honored method of real estate valuation and not a bad rule of thumb. However, it doesn't account for a choice location, a move-in-ready home or personal criteria and you should factor in how the property was measured and whether the square footage includes the garage or other detached buildings on the property.

Emmi's Realty
220 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-5678
www.emmirealty.com