Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

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 a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-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 home won't attract 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 the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's adapting market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a just listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you! 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.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected headaches that cause the process to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Astute Appraisals, Inc. 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 fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners 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.