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 much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Working with an agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding 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 logical process.

But even if you're working with an expert agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

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

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect 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 the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and settling on a fair sales price.

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