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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sales in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Appraisal-One comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Appraisal-One can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected messes that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Appraisal-One helps you make the smartest decisions.

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