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If you are a homeowner who’s thinking about selling, you probably want to know how much your home is worth.

Most likely you’ve been searching the Internet and came across the Zestimate, Zillow’s online home value. For many suburban homes it’s a decent ESTIMATE of what a home should be worth. But it is NOT accurate.

Your property could be worth way more than its Zestimate (or less).

Online home values are based on public records including recent home sales.

You may want to check out our very own, instant home valuation website: www.truecolumbushomevalues.com. It is quite accurate, but it does not consider information that’s not available to the general public.

Here’s what online home valuators are missing:

​1. The Condition of the Property

Online home valuations can’t see and feel (and smell) the inside of your home. The condition of your property makes a huge difference in how much a buyer will offer.

Upgrades are critical for today’s buyers who expect granite counters, modern kitchens and bathrooms, and stainless-steel appliances.

2. Realtor Experience

I am listing and selling more than 50 homes every year. So, I am very familiar with what buyers are looking for.

Experience matters when you list your home. As an experienced agent I can accurately price your home, so you don’t leave money on the table. I also ensure sellers don’t overprice their homes, because it will turn away qualified buyers.

If you want to find out what your home would sell for in today’s market, call me at (614) 975-9650 and let’s schedule a time to meet. After I see the inside of your home, I can give you an accurate value.

How Can You Increase the Value of Your Home?

Although you can’t change the location of your property, the neighborhood, the size and type of home or the school district, you have a lot of discretion when it comes to renovations and staging.

Upgrades are important, because home buyers usually overestimate the cost of renovations. I can recommend the most cost-effective upgrades that will make your house sell quickly and return their full investment.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out how much their home is worth, please feel free to contact Susanne Novak at (614) 975-9650 and she will give you an accurate home valuation based on comparable sales in your area.

Susanne Novak has been a Realtor since 2007. She is the broker and owner of RE/MAX 24/7 in the Dublin Historic District. Susanne typically helps 50-60 families each year with their real estate needs. She's your trusted advisor when you search for your dream home, and a skilled negotiator when she lists your property to get top dollar when you sell.

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