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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 home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's 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 potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very logical) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A polished appraisal from can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause the process to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

can help you with these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from is based on our efforts to complete your 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 your report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from will help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.

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