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What is My Home Worth...

Why My ACCUPRO Value Approach is important to you..it’s money in your pocket!

Having the EYE OF AN APPRAISER helps me assess the correct adjustments, select the

right comparables and even HELPS SET THE MARKETING STAGE. Knowing what the

home appraiser will look for when he arrives not only can ease your concern, but it also

helps you prepare your home for the final lender appraisal. Even a minimal amount of

effort can have an impact on your home’s appraised value, which can increase equity in

your home or boost the return on your investment if you plan to sell. I am prepared to

help make this stress free and so much easier.

The Real Truth About "What's the Value of Your Home" "Zillow says my house is worth…" Ever since Zillow started providing “Zestimates” a few years ago, other websites have tried to automate the process of figuring out what your home is worth. And while it’s not exactly rocket science – who uses a slide rule any more – the automated estimates remain remarkably Hit and Miss. The Wall Street Journal best explained the dangers of relying on questionable sources for such an important financial decision. In an article by Alyssa Abkowitz from November 2011 The WSJ and Smart Money Magazine explains why using Zillow, Trulia and online estimates of home values can be up to 50% off (high and Low) even by their own admission..."But for figures that carry such weight, critics say, the estimates can be far rougher than most consumers realize. Indeed, if the websites were dart throwers, they'd seldom hit the bull's-eye, and they'd sometimes miss the board entirely: Valuations that are 20, 30 or even 50 percent higher or lower than a property's eventual sale price are not uncommon. Read the complete Wall Street Journal/Smart Money Report here... Understanding an Appraisal and What an Appraiser Looks For An Appraisal is an exercise that involves as much art as it does science, as any appraiser acknowledges. The more unique or luxurious the property, the harder it is to accurately value. "Imported” marble and a view of the ocean are going to be more or less valuable depending on market conditions. Where does an appraiser get the information needed to complete an appraisal? The appraiser gets his or her information from a wide variety of sources, including the local Multiple Listing Service, local tax assessors records, local real estate professionals, county courthouse records, private/public record data vendors, interviews with sellers and buyers, appraisal data co-operatives and his or her own personal knowledge or office files from previous appraisals. The quality and reliability of each piece of information is highly considered by the appraiser. What does the appraiser look for? Typically, an appraiser needs to document the condition of the property, both inside and out. From the layout and features to degree of modernization including any updates as well as the overall quality of construction. This information will help to assist the appraiser throughout the valuation and comparison process. The four main items are...READ MORE HERE... The Art of the Residential CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) What Your Local Realtor provides to Establish Your Home Value A professional and accurate CMA begins with an inspection of the home under consideration. It is not possible to provide a credible value without inspecting the property. Otherwise, it is simply a computer Virtual Marketing Analysis (VMA), or what appraisers call "A Drive-By Appraisal". A good agent who knows your neighborhood will most likely give you a better price analysis than an appraiser who is forced to cover a larger area for economic reasons. Local knowledge and a good understanding of what's going on in the active market, supported by comparable sales with adjustments for your specific features or missing features, makes the science of determining a price into an "art". There is no easy way to quantify local knowledge and experience. In this area, as in many others, the houses vary dramatically one to the next. So it's far more art, and far less science. While, communities with a large new home subdivisions, offer so many homes with all the same features and comparables are literally everywhere, it is much easier to ascertain a value. That is not the case in Bergen County New Jersey. It is necessary to really "think" like a buyer... would the buyer like this floor plan, over another offering? Would the buyer prefer this location, or this school district? Is the curb appeal as cute, charming or impressive as the other, and if not, how much would/should the value be adjusted? Does the lack of a basement in this property really hurt the appeal of an otherwise terrific home, vs. the house with a great basement, but so-so 1st and 2nd floor? Value is determined by market demand and product availability and comparable features. Let me be Clear! If any Real Estate Agent presents a Market Analysis without the agents prior home inspection, Then you risk being scammed or the loss of hard earned home value. Finally there is an opinion of value....which even the banks call agents for (A BPO-Broker Price Opinion). When the home goes to market, if the value is set correctly, the market will respond by coming forward with appropriate offers, but only if the pricing seems appropriate. If it is overpriced, the Seller risks setting on the market too long and destroying the marketing momentum of a fresh new offering. If it is set too low then money is left on the closing table that was preventable. This is the most important step of listing your home and it requires an experienced agent, who is knowledgeable of the neighborhoods and their amenities, The schools, the condition of your home as compared to others, all the specific features of your home, the age of any and recent upgrades, any liens or litigation issues that may be on title or in the nearby area that may detract from selling quickly for the top dollar. Home Values are dynamic and change quickly, that is why data detail, a detailed inspection and experience is so vital. Here is what resources and marketing expertise I bring to the value equation: Read More Know Everything, Know Faster and Know when you need it most…

Have A Seller’s Market Advantage with Stephanie

Whether you are just exploring the idea of selling or you plan to sell immediately, You

deserve someone you can trust and rely on for a smooth and well executed transaction at

every step of the way.

Here are Four Things You Must Know before Listing:

1. Beware the “Discounted Listing Fee Shuffle”

2. Who Loses with “The Overpriced Listing Deception”

3. Who Really Sells the Most Homes in Your Market Place

4. The Real Truth About “What’s The Value of Your Home”

Start Here for an Up-To-Date

ACCUPRO Market Report

If your home is currently listed with a real estate broker, this message is not intended to be a solicitation of the listing. Each WEICHERT franchised office is independently

owned and operated. Weichert is a federally registered trademark owned by Weichert Co. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. REALTOR is a

federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes

to its strict Code Of Ethics. Any information or tools on the web site are provided for educational and illustrative purposes only. The accuracy of the calculations and their

applicability to your circumstances are not guaranteed. For personal advice regarding your financial situation, please consult with a financial advisor.

I am excited to help you in your quest to sell your home and Net the Highest Dollar for your home as I specialize

in listings in the following Bergen County neighborhoods: Wyckoff, Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Oakland,

Ramsey,Ridgewood, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Glen Rock, HoHokus and

Passaic County’s Hawthorne, Wayne and North Haledon

Weichert Realtors 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes NJ 07417 Main Office Phone 201-819-6900 Office Fax 201-891-6873

The Seller’s Advantage You deserve to have an advantage, there is a lot of competition in any market. Don’t miss an opportunity to get your Seller’s Market Advantage: www.findmyhomesworth.com Call Stephanie Now and Demand It! 201-774-3216
SOLD!

Or Call 201-774-3216

Tell Me Immediately What the Current Market Status
List My Home  & Sell Fast

What is My Home

Worth...

Why My ACCUPRO Value Approach is important to

you..it’s money in your pocket!

Having the EYE OF AN APPRAISER helps me assess the

correct adjustments, select the right comparables and

even HELPS SET THE MARKETING STAGE. Knowing

what the home appraiser will look for when he arrives

not only can ease your concern, but it also helps you

prepare your home for the final lender appraisal. Even a

minimal amount of effort can have an impact on your

home’s appraised value, which can increase equity in

your home or boost the return on your investment if

you plan to sell. I am prepared to help make this stress

free and so much easier.

The Real Truth About "What's the Value of Your Home" "Zillow says my house is worth…" Ever since Zillow started providing “Zestimates” a few years ago, other websites have tried to automate the process of figuring out what your home is worth. And while it’s not exactly rocket science – who uses a slide rule any more – the automated estimates remain remarkably Hit and Miss. The Wall Street Journal best explained the dangers of relying on questionable sources for such an important financial decision. In an article by Alyssa Abkowitz from November 2011 The WSJ and Smart Money Magazine explains why using Zillow, Trulia and online estimates of home values can be up to 50% off (high and Low) even by their own admission..."But for figures that carry such weight, critics say, the estimates can be far rougher than most consumers realize. Indeed, if the websites were dart throwers, they'd seldom hit the bull's-eye, and they'd sometimes miss the board entirely: Valuations that are 20, 30 or even 50 percent higher or lower than a property's eventual sale price are not uncommon. Read the complete Wall Street Journal/Smart Money Report here... Understanding an Appraisal and What an Appraiser Looks For An Appraisal is an exercise that involves as much art as it does science, as any appraiser acknowledges. The more unique or luxurious the property, the harder it is to accurately value. "Imported” marble and a view of the ocean are going to be more or less valuable depending on market conditions. Where does an appraiser get the information needed to complete an appraisal? The appraiser gets his or her information from a wide variety of sources, including the local Multiple Listing Service, local tax assessors records, local real estate professionals, county courthouse records, private/public record data vendors, interviews with sellers and buyers, appraisal data co-operatives and his or her own personal knowledge or office files from previous appraisals. The quality and reliability of each piece of information is highly considered by the appraiser. What does the appraiser look for? Typically, an appraiser needs to document the condition of the property, both inside and out. From the layout and features to degree of modernization including any updates as well as the overall quality of construction. This information will help to assist the appraiser throughout the valuation and comparison process. The four main items are...READ MORE HERE... The Art of the Residential CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) What Your Local Realtor provides to Establish Your Home Value A professional and accurate CMA begins with an inspection of the home under consideration. It is not possible to provide a credible value without inspecting the property. Otherwise, it is simply a computer Virtual Marketing Analysis (VMA), or what appraisers call "A Drive-By Appraisal". A good agent who knows your neighborhood will most likely give you a better price analysis than an appraiser who is forced to cover a larger area for economic reasons. Local knowledge and a good understanding of what's going on in the active market, supported by comparable sales with adjustments for your specific features or missing features, makes the science of determining a price into an "art". There is no easy way to quantify local knowledge and experience. In this area, as in many others, the houses vary dramatically one to the next. So it's far more art, and far less science. While, communities with a large new home subdivisions, offer so many homes with all the same features and comparables are literally everywhere, it is much easier to ascertain a value. That is not the case in Bergen County New Jersey. It is necessary to really "think" like a buyer... would the buyer like this floor plan, over another offering? Would the buyer prefer this location, or this school district? Is the curb appeal as cute, charming or impressive as the other, and if not, how much would/should the value be adjusted? Does the lack of a basement in this property really hurt the appeal of an otherwise terrific home, vs. the house with a great basement, but so-so 1st and 2nd floor? Value is determined by market demand and product availability and comparable features. Let me be Clear! If any Real Estate Agent presents a Market Analysis without the agents prior home inspection, Then you risk being scammed or the loss of hard earned home value. Finally there is an opinion of value....which even the banks call agents for (A BPO-Broker Price Opinion). When the home goes to market, if the value is set correctly, the market will respond by coming forward with appropriate offers, but only if the pricing seems appropriate. If it is overpriced, the Seller risks setting on the market too long and destroying the marketing momentum of a fresh new offering. If it is set too low then money is left on the closing table that was preventable. This is the most important step of listing your home and it requires an experienced agent, who is knowledgeable of the neighborhoods and their amenities, The schools, the condition of your home as compared to others, all the specific features of your home, the age of any and recent upgrades, any liens or litigation issues that may be on title or in the nearby area that may detract from selling quickly for the top dollar. Home Values are dynamic and change quickly, that is why data detail, a detailed inspection and experience is so vital. Here is what resources and marketing expertise I bring to the value equation: Read More Know Everything, Know Faster and Know when you need it most…

Have A Seller’s Market Advantage with

Stephanie

Whether you are just exploring the idea of selling or you

plan to sell immediately, You deserve someone you can

trust and rely on for a smooth and well executed

transaction at every step of the way.

Here are Four Things You Must Know before

Listing:

1. Beware the “Discounted Listing Fee Shuffle”

2. Who Loses with “The Overpriced Listing Deception”

3. Who Really Sells the Most Homes in Your Market

Place

4. The Real Truth About “What’s The Value of Your

Home”

Start Here for an Up-To-Date

ACCUPRO Market Report

If your home is currently listed with a real estate broker, this message is not

intended to be a solicitation of the listing. Each WEICHERT franchised office is

independently owned and operated. Weichert is a federally registered trademark

owned by Weichert Co. All other trademarks are the property of their respective

owners. REALTOR is a federally registered collective membership mark which

identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code Of Ethics. Any

information or tools on the web site are provided for educational and illustrative

purposes only. The accuracy of the calculations and their applicability to your

circumstances are not guaranteed. For personal advice regarding your financial

situation, please consult with a financial advisor.

I am excited to help you in your quest to sell your home and Net

the Highest Dollar for your home as I specialize in listings in the

following Bergen County neighborhoods: Wyckoff, Allendale,

Franklin Lakes, Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Saddle

River, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Glen Rock, HoHokus and

Passaic County’s Hawthorne, Wayne and North Haledon

Weichert Realtors 799 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes NJ 07417

Main Office Phone 201-819-6900 Office Fax 201-891-6873

SOLD!

Or Call

The Seller’s Advantage You deserve to have an advantage, there is a lot of competition in any market. Don’t miss an opportunity to get your Seller’s Market Advantage: www.findmyhomesworth.com Call Stephanie Now and Demand It! 201-774-3216
Tell Me Immediately about Current Market Status