How To Find Out What My House Is Worth

Svilen Mushkatov

If you're thinking about selling your house or simply curious about its value, then you may be interested in finding out how much it's worth. Although the idea may seem difficult, the process is actually quite simple and requires very little effort. Follow the below steps to find out what your home is worth.

Visit the site listed in the Resources below for a free estimate of your home's value. You do not need to provide any personal information to receive this information.

Type in the address, city and state (or zip code) of the home you are researching. Make sure you use your standard mailing address, as verified by the U.S. Postal Office.

Perform a search. The site will show you the sale prices and tax-assessed value of similar homes in your area and provide the estimated ranges for your home's value.

Contact an appraiser to receive a more precise figure. If you are simply curious about your home's value, then you probably do not need an exact amount. If, however, you are planning to sell your house, you should have a professional appraise the specific property.

Warning

When contacting a real estate appraiser, make sure you know the terms of your arrangement. While some companies may offer you a free appraisal, you may be charged a fee if you decide not to list your home with them.

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