Advice on Pricing Your Home Right

When you price your home, you want to be sure the price makes sense not just to you—after all, you might love your house with the kind of personal passion your potential buyer hasn’t had a chance to develop yet. Your price needs to make sense to those buyers, and for that you must understand not only national real estate trends, but also the most current data for your local area. ZipRealty can help with all this.


Together with an agent who has access to the very latest real estate data specific to your area, you can study comparative properties at both their list and selling prices, take into account current interest rates and financing issues, and arrive at a list price that will attract buyers—but hopefully also attractive to you, since after all, you do have a major stake in this process.

ZipRealty Learning Center currently serves buyers more than it does sellers, but we do offer excellent, easy to use and free tools for sellers as well that can truly help you price your home strategically.

Property Value Estimate:

You can check your home’s value with Zip’s property valuation tools. At first this feature may seem more geared towards buyers, and in a sense, it is. But if your home is currently on the MLS, as a seller you too can use these features, because they help you assess your home’s price better in relation to those factors that influence property value in your local market.  You may also discover features of your home you hadn’t previously considered as selling points, such as the rating of your local school districts.


After you enter your address in a ZipRealty address search, you can access:

  • Comprehensive Property Information
  • Satellite, Bird’s Eye, and Street View Images
  • Price Estimates from Zillow™, HomeGain®, and eppraisal™
  • Recent Comparables
  • Nearby Schools, Including Test Scores and Ratings
  • Sales Trends
  • Local Businesses

Other resources:

Standard and Poor’s Case-Shiller Index

The Art of Home Pricing: Portland, Las Vegas and Orange County as Case Studies

ZipRealty Community Forum