If you’re working with a real estate agent to list your house, then they’ll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing homes for sale in your town. It’s a good starting point in determining your home’s listing price. This is a really important step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.
In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who’s sole occupation is to analyze real estate – BEFORE listing your property – even if you’re working with an experienced agent.
That’s where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your house’s features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or “comps”.
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In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, a polished appraisal from Pamela Evans can:
- Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
- Blow away buyers with written proof of your house’s condition inside and out
- Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
- Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause the process to flop
- Eliminate the wait for the buyer’s appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through
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 from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious potential buyers, which means you throw away time and (not to mention) money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. In the meantime, you’re stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.
Improvements to add value to your home
There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home — and Pamela Evans can help with that. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it… Do I need to finish my closet remodel… Almost any project will affect value in some way. But not everything will have an equal impact. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home’s appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.
We’ll step in and help you make these decisions. Pamela Evans appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of your home’s sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Pamela Evans. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, we’ll help homeowners make the wisest decisions.