1) Go to google maps and look to see where home is located and any influences such as power lines, close to busy street, corner lot, negative influences to rear of property, etc.

2) Go to auditors site to see what they paid, estimated square footage (as they are not always accurate).

3) Go to realist to see mortgage history.

4) Go to MLS and see if home was listed before so I can study it then run a wide price range with similar style of property, bedroom and bath count and then narrow in.

5) In MLS run all properties in my estimated price range to see get a pulse on current market conditions.

6) In MLS pull what I feel are my best 3 - 4 comparable sales and best 3 - 4 competing (active).  Often times I will drive by solds and competition.