Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Astute Appraisals, 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 home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a factual listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your house, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you are working with an accomplished agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will charm buyers. A polished appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected messes that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish 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. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Astute Appraisals, 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So a professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. helps homeowners make the decisions when it comes to investing in their house and settling on a fair sale price.

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