May 2015

Found 2 blog entries for May 2015.

Zillow’s a good place to start if you want to get a general estimate of what your home is worth. Zillow’s  Zestimates give you a property value range, based on public records of the property’s:

What's Your Home Worth

  • physical attributes;
  • tax assessments; and
  • prior and current transaction data.

The drawback?  Zestimates are generated by a computer, not a person. Improvements and defects are not taken into consideration. It provides estimates for an expansive database of properties and gives a snapshot of the overall market.

If you’re serious about selling, you’ll need more than a general estimate. A diligent agent compares your home’s unique features with recently sold homes to ensure accurate pricing.

Agents determine the value of your home by

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Here are some common repairs to consider before listing your Hilton Head Island or Bluffton home for sale:

• Fogged windows — Fogged windows are a result of moisture buildup in between panes where the seal has failed. Though functional, foggy windows look dirty. Consider repairing or replacing fogged panes as needed.

• Leaking jet tubs/faucets/showers — Check jet tub systems, faucets and shower fixtures for leaks prior to listing your home to ensure no plumbing issues surprise you during a home inspection.

• Rotting wood on exterior trim — Splitting or rotting boards on the exterior of your home can make it look shabby. Consider replacing, caulking and painting them to refresh your home’s appearance.

• Split or missing roof shingles — Buyers

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