Understanding Market Value
It is my job to analyze the market and advise you on market value - how your home compares to other homes for sale at the same time in the same price range. This process is called a comparative market analysis, or CMA. Keep in mind that a CMA is only as good as the effort, experience and knowledge that a broker invests in preparing it. If a broker gives you a listing price recommendation that seems too good to be true, you should dig into the comparable properties and adjustments that went into the CMA. Most likely the CMA will be skewed towards the high side so that you will hire that broker to sell your home.
As an engineer / lawyer / broker, I love analyzing numbers and data. I will personally prepare your CMA and explain every detail if you like. Since it's your neighborhood, I value your opinions and we will work together to decide your listing price. I am committed to an aggressive listing philosophy, but I also have seen the damage that can come from going to market over-priced.
You should hire a realtor you can trust to have your best interests as their top priority.