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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. 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. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. 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 house is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a just listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very logical) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have hired the most experienced real estate agent.

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

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

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your 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 the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. A professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. helps homeowners make the wisest decisions on investing in their homes 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.