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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us 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 over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing homes for sale 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 natural move.

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

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

An efficient appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected messes that cause the process 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?", prior to listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your 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 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. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners 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.