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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. actually allowed these people 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do 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 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.

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your property? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural move.

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

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

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your home will draw in buyers. A qualified appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause sales to crumble
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs 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. 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 your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the decisions.

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