Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Appraisal Group One

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 home is a lot more than they'd 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. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, 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 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 its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

In today's adapting market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes comparable homes for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Appraisal Group One comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so both 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".

Appraisal Group One can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause your sale to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to 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 costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Appraisal Group One can help you with these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Appraisal Group One 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Appraisal Group One helps homeowners like you make the decisions on investing in their house and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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