Perhaps the single most important aspect of selling your home is setting the price. If you set it too high, it may not sell. Set it too low and you end up with less money. It may be money well spent to hire an appraiser to do a market evaluation of your home.
For a fee, an appraiser will come to your home to do a market evaluation. He will measure your home and make a report of all of its physical features. He will then compare your home to other homes in the area that have recently sold. Since your home is not exactly identical to other homes in the area, adjustments will likely have to be made. Factors such as size, location, style, number of rooms, garage, pool, fireplaces, etc will all have an influence in establishing the market value of your home.
You will be provided with a written report of this
evaluation. This should help you determine your selling price. Keeping in mind potential
buyers will likely make you an offer lower than your asking price, you may want to top up your
starting price to allow for negotiation. Now is a good time to point out that because
there are no commissions to be paid because you are selling the home yourself,
there should be a savings for both parties.