The do-it-yourself bug can be contagious, and while there are lots of online tools available to help home sellers determine the price of their home, there are many reasons these numbers are not reliable. Your best plan of attack when selling your home is to enlist the help of a professional REALTOR®, and here's some reasons why:
Do-it-yourself tools are often inaccurate: a recent study found that these numbers can often be off by 5-20%, and there are also many factors that will come into play day-by-day. The market moves a lot in Calgary, and you don't want to rely on data that is probably based in other metropolitan areas.
Many factors come into play: besides market data, there are other factors that come into play when determining the value of your home. Things like renovations, upgrades, curb appeal, etc. will likely not be taken into account with an online resource.
REALTOR® experience is an asset: the experience a professional brings to the table is important for this process, as they have the ability to do comparitive market analysis, data on the neighbourhoods and surrounding amenities.
If you're wondering about what your home is worth, you can contact me for a home evaluation anytime.