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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Appraisal-One

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 a lot more than they expected, 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 over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential 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 its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get an expert listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your property? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced agent.

And that's where Appraisal-One comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

A skillful appraisal from Appraisal-One can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown dilemmas that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Appraisal-One is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Appraisal-One. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help you make the decisions.

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