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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an 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 buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you are working with the most experienced agent.

And 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 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 draw in potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected difficulties that cause the process to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen 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. 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'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is 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 the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from us helps 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.