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 a professional appraisal from us 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 estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And 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 fair listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your local area. 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.

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

That's where Astute Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Astute Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help you make the wisest decisions.

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