Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact First Appraisal Services
A lot of sellers are shocked 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 inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.
In today's evolving market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a factual listing price for your home.Contact us
Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.
In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.
And that's where First Appraisal Services comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.
An efficient appraisal from First Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:
Improvements to add value
There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and First Appraisal Services can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.
Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from First Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from First Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the decisions.