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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services Pre-Listing Appraisal Services

If you’re working with a real estate agent to list your property, it's more than likely they will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that lists selected sales in your area as one of the first steps in determining what to set for your home's "Listing Price". This step is crucial in order to maximize your profit and minimize the home’s time on the market. But even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it can be in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's condition and features as well as a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar "comparable sales" or as they're commonly called, "Comps".

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price to attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:
• Impress buyer’s with written proof of your home’s condition inside and out
• Be an invaluable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
• Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that can delay a closing
• Decrease the chance of an unknown problem that could cause a sale to fall through
• Eliminate the wait for the buyer or their mortgage company to get an appraisal done on their own
In addition to "How much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like: "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", or "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many of the things we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately however, not all have an equal effect. While a kitchen remodel may certainly improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expense.
We can step in and help make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount a house may sell for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report with the best experience possible for you, not a percentage of the sales price. So a professional appraisal can oftentimes help a homeowner make the best decisions investing in their home and setting a fair sales price.