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 home is a lot more than they'd planned, 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house won't attract 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 property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with an agent to sell your home? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes comparable sale homes in your local area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will draw in buyers. An expert appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause negotiations to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

We can step in and help make these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the best decisions.

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