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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 house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a true listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you are working with an accomplished agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

That's where Elite Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown difficulties that cause negotiations to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to 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 not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are 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 finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales 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 sale price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners 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.