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.

So many people are blown away 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 get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious 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 its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sale homes in your town. It's a customary starting point when 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 logical move.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced agent.

That's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will entice buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause sales to crumble
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. 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 finalize 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 finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us will help you make the sharpest decisions.

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