A certified appraiser's opinion of the value of your home or land is a valuable tool whether you are buying or selling. It can also be used to obtain financing or prove value in a court of law. An appraisal will show comparable sales, square footage, location, amenities and quality of construction.
Your real estate agent can provide a comparable market analysis. This is an informed estimate of value based on sales of comparable properties in your neighborhood. It may also show listing prices of homes for sale, however the value of your property will be determined by properties that have sold, not those that have not.
You can also find comparable sales at your County Tax Assessor's office or through private companies and online..