Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal 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 had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an 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. Overpriced homes don't attract serious 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 the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sales in your local area. It's a good 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.

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

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home'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 interest potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause the process to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Astute Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 the 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 appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Astute Appraisals, Inc. will help homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their house and deciding on a fair sales price.

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