We get a lot of real estate questions and enjoy answering them. Here is an example:
I have a home in Springfield Missouri that I need to sell. Can you please give me an estimate of what my house is worth? It’s in a nice neighborhood and we have done some updates to it in the past couple of years. We bought it in 2007.
We would be happy to take a look at your home and give you an assessment of what we could sell it for. As you mention, the location does make a difference as does the current condition (updates). This also includes condition of the roof, foundation, hvac, floor coverings, kitchen, baths, and general condition of the rest of your property. Consider staging your home to help buyers see it's best features.
Some other factors that will affect your home’s value are square footage, room sizes, number of bedrooms and baths, floor plan, paint colors, landscaping/curb appeal, livability, and home staging. Are there any special features we should know about?
Something else that definitely affects your Springfield MO home's value is your competition. In other words, what are similar homes currently selling for and listed for? It doesn’t matter what you paid or what you owe, what really matters is what buyers are currently paying in today’s market. You didn’t mention your address but we can check and see if there are any foreclosures or short sales in your neighborhood which can hurt your value. I’m not trying to discourage you, just making sure we have all the facts to make an accurate figure.
We would be glad to take a look at your home and give you a comprehensive CMA (comparable market analysis) of what the price should be if you want to sell in 30, 60, or 90 days. If you owe more than your home is worth, we can walk you through the short sale process which can save your home from foreclosure.
The good news is, homes are selling in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding areas if they are priced accurately, are in good condition, and marketed aggressively! Give us a call today at 417-631-7234 and lets discuss your options!
Betty & John Knowles
Spouses Selling Houses!
About The Authors: Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri. Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.
John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.
Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses! They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!
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