How to manage your real estate "portfolio"
Your home's value depends on many factors, including its style and size, amenities, condition and, of course, location, location, location. In addition, the value of your real estate investment can be affected by market conditions: interest rates, supply and demand and the overall strength of the economy.
As a homeowner, your ability to maintain a consistent understanding of your property's value depends on these factors. In a changing market, it makes financial sense to know your home's worth and to monitor the return on your investment. After all, owning a home is not unlike trading stock; knowing the time to buy and the time to sell can have a significant impact on your investment portfolio. What to do? Coldwell Banker® professionals offer these suggestions:
Ask your local Realtor®. Area Realtors are the local market experts who keep abreast of changes in the home sales market and can provide a fair estimate of a home's worth. In addition, Realtors have access to comparative sales data—another tool that helps them determine the value of your home.
Visit coldwellbanker.com to monitor comparative sales data available 24/7. Coldwell Banker Personal Retriever® seller services provides an on-the-spot estimate of your home's value, for free, regardless of whether you are working with a Coldwell Banker Sales Associate. Over time, Personal Retriever Seller Services will track your property value to help you make better financial decisions, such as deciding when to sell. When you are ready, Personal Retriever Seller Services can connect you with the right Coldwell Banker Sales Associate to sell your property.
For most of us, our home is more than a house and more than "just" an investment. Knowing the value it holds can have a significant impact on how we achieve our financial goals. The Coldwell Banker Network invites you to learn more about your home's worth by visiting www.coldwellbanker.com or your local Coldwell Banker office.