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Online home value estimate. Many companies have realized the crucial role of the internet for home selling. Hence, they took on the challenge of developed software models to automate the home valuations process.
Do consumers benefit from the Automated Valuation Models (AVMs)? The answer is yes. They are free, fast and convenient, you can type in your address, and within a few minutes, a rough idea of your home value is presented.
Automated home valuation models don't have any information about your home - like recent renovations and upgrades. You'll find that some of these websites will ask you questions about your home to improve the estimation accuracy. A kitchen upgrade, depending on your home, can range from $20,000 to $80,000. You may hire a professional designer to help you with the renovation. Automated home valuations fail the most when it comes to the many details that involve home valuation.
However, you have to look at these automated valuations as an estimate. Using some complex algorithms to analyze the market data and develop a value is nothing but an estimate. Real estate data varies significantly from location to location, hence the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of automated models closely related to the property's location. Depending on the location, a 5-7% difference from the property's actual value has been reported. For example, for a 2 Million dollar home, that is $70,000 up or down from the property's actual value.
Some of the well-known websites are; Wow, Zolo, RBC, and Redfin.
These companies provide free online tools to ultimately generate leads and earn your business by collecting your contact information. We should also be wary of many other websites that are merely collecting our contact information.
In summary, automated valuations are great tools to give you an idea; however, it is not a professional home valuation. Real estate agents and appraisers specialized in your neighbourhood have the expertise and access to information that will provide you with the correct value for your home.
About the author: The above Real Estate article was provided by David Khosravi, a leader in his field in Willowdale, North York, Toronto. Reach out to David via email: email@example.com or by phone: 416.990.2424
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