Home Evaluation to Determine Market Price

Thorough and Objective Home Evaluation

One service that we believe is extremely important in the southeast Pennsylvania real estate markets is helping our listing clients to objectively evaluate their homes for marketability. Some brokerages do a once–over to get the information to put into the various information fields in the listing. However, we do a much more thorough and object home evaluation that goes into the detail of the features, characteristics and condition of your home.

We will want to postpone some photos until we’ve worked with you to do a thorough inspection of your home with a whole lot of details in mind. Every buyer who sees your home will be comparing it to the competition in your area and price range. How your home compares is critical to how soon you sell it and at what price. We’re going to work with you in several areas of concern:

 A Thorough Home Evaluation

Interior Features & Characteristics

While the number of bedrooms and baths are not something you’ll be changing to compete better with other homes, you do need to objectively compare them in order to end up with a listing price that will get your property sold. Some things we can consider for improvements, others we just need to know how your home compares to other homes buyers will be seeing. Other features/characteristics:

  • Floor plan
  • Built date and obsolescence
  • Floors & walls condition, paint, etc.
  • Kitchen features
  • Room sizes
  • Lighting, skylights, windows


That “curb appeal” thing really does mean something. When a prospective buyer first drives up in front of your home, they’re going to get a first impression that is very important. We help you to look at things like landscaping, exterior paint and condition. Here is an area in which small expenditures can yield big results. It’s a fact that some buyers will ask to leave without ever stepping across the threshold if they get a bad first curb appeal impression.


Minor repairs can also make a major difference. Many buyers assume that a need for minor repairs indicates a general lack of fundamental maintenance over time. They’ll discount their offer, if they make one, thinking they’ll have a lot of work to do to bring the home to a good condition. You also have to consider what a home inspection might find and what that could do to your sales price after negotiations.  So, we’re honest with you about things that we see and buyers will see and consider in their evaluation. From cracked window panes to scarred walls or doors, we’ll let you know what we believe is important and make suggestions.

Is a Thorough Home Evaluation Important?

CENTURY 21 Gold agents believe that when your home enters the market that it is in the very best competitive position possible.  While a quick once-over of your home and writing up a quick listing contract will get your home on the market quickly, it won’t do your home justice on the market and could lead to an offer that would make you less money.  A thorough home evaluation can point out features a quick glance might miss and could cost you money so we feel as professionals that a thorough and objective evaluation is an important step in the home selling process.