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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Elite Appraisal Services

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

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a skillful listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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Working with an agent to sell your home? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Elite Appraisal Services can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Elite Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown disputes that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Elite Appraisal Services can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Elite Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Elite Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Elite Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Elite Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the wisest decisions on investing in their home and deciding on a fair sale price.

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