There are more and more websites that offer to give you estimates of your home’s value, but the reality is that even the most accurate home value website can’t replace the hard work and expertise of a certified residential appraiser. If you need accurate information about the worth of your home or other property, you should probably bypass even the most accurate home value website and contact a local certified residential appraiser today.
Here are some of the factors that even the most accurate home value website may miss when calculating the value of your property:
- Recently completed renovations: If you have very recently added on to your home, or renovated the interior, there is no way for a website to reflect these changes in your home value estimate. Because a certified residential appraiser will come in person and walk through your property, these renovations can be accurately reflected in the calculated value.
- Market increases and decreases: The real estate market is constantly changing, and many websites don’t keep up with these slight adjustments.
- Specific information about the condition and upgrades: No website will ever know what your home looks like (or smells like). They generally don’t consider factors like the age of your roof, HVAC system or plumbing either.
Even the most accurate home value website cannot replicate the way that humans think and feel about real estate. A certified real estate appraiser will know about local developments that are in progress that may change values as well. They can consider special features like the views or consider sales in the area that are in progress.