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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious 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 the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected sales 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 natural move.

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

That's where we come in! We can 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 house's features.

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

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help make these important decisions. Astute Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. 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.