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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Appraisal House, Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a true listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Appraisal House, Inc. can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers. A skillful appraisal from Appraisal House, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause sales to fall through
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to 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?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Appraisal House, Inc. can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Appraisal House, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us helps you make the wisest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.