The aim is to pay the right price for the home, and if you are selling, to get the best possible price with minimum stress. The key to all this is understanding the right price range to start.
Valuing any home is now within your complete control. In the past, one of the biggest reasons we thought we needed to use a real estate service was to ‘know the right price’ of a home. This is now not the case. Most banks have these services and there are loads of DIY home valuation websites which are easy to use and available free.
Additionally, real estate agents are only qualified to provide an ‘estimate’ and not a professional valuation. The only professional who is qualified to give you a legal valuation is a registered Property Valuer.
So use these resources to get as many comparisons as possible and if you are still in doubt as to how much your home is worth then contract a professional valuer to do a formal written valuation.