August 14, 2013
A: Your home is probably your biggest asset so it makes sense to have an idea of what it’s worth. Local realestate agents can offer a guide of yourhome’s value. Or head online for freeassessments through the likes of www.onthehouse.com.au.
For a fee,research groups such as RP Dataprovide computer-generated valuation reports. These rely on local sales results so the figure won’t take into account recent renovations or unique characteristics. A personal inspection by a registered valuer will providea watertight valuation – it can cost upwards of $400 but if you’re selling your home this spring, it’s a goodstarting point to negotiate with buyers