How it works
Answer a few simple questions about your home
Get your detailed home value estimate
Connect with a HomeLight advisor if you have any questions
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Our home value estimator uses information from multiple sources to create a real-time home value estimate based on current market trends.
Enhanced by your insights
The problem with most online home value estimators is that they don’t know the little things that make your home different. When you answer our 7 question quiz, we can predict your home’s current value with far greater accuracy.
Clear next steps
If you’re thinking of selling your home, we’ll show you the local real estate agents who have the best record selling homes like yours. We’ll also show you your Simple Sale™ price - in case you’d rather sell your house to one of our pre-approved buyers and skip the traditional listing process entirely.
How HomeLight’s home value estimator determines your home’s value
Take the first step.
Get an online home valuation.
Your home could be worth more
Find out if you're sitting on an opportunity to upgrade, downsize, or cash in equity.
Prepare for buyers playing hard ball
Arm yourself with a more accurate home valuation, a Simple Sale™ price, and a top agent's recommendation.
Have better conversations with agents
Bring your estimate to your first meeting and start the discussion on the right track.
Sell whenever you’re ready
Use our free comprehensive home valuation report and talk to a top agent to list at exactly the right time for you.
Find out how much your home is worth
How home value estimates are calculated
Online home valuation tools look at millions of transactions to predict what a home is worth but they're often missing crucial data, making them inaccurate. By asking a few specific questions about your home, we can add a new layer of information to our estimates and get closer to an accurate value for your home. But even that can only get you so far.
That’s where our Simple Sale™ price comes in. When you request a home value estimate, we ask our network of buyers to make you a real offer on the house. They compete for your business and you’re presented with the highest bid. Usually, this offer is around 90 - 95% of your home’s market value.
If you want to get even closer to your home’s true value, we’ll connect you with a top real estate agent near you. Local real estate agents can physically view the property, they list houses like yours every day, they know the neighborhoods, they know what's trending, and they can call out unique characteristics on the property. No online tool can do all of that.
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Compile tax records and assessments with other data sources.
Combine the home's last sale price with current market price.
Look at recent sales records for other properties in the same neighborhood.
Nearby schools, trendy restaurants, and the next door neighbor's dog all come into play.
A thorough property inspection is done to note any problem or home improvements that may impact the value.
Working in the same neighborhood all year gives agents perspective on local trends.
Agents regularly work with buyers and learn the current housing tastes.