Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Anderson Appraisal, LLC

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 more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them 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 price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you are working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Anderson Appraisal, LLC comes in! We'll 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".

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found 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
  • Decrease the chances of unknown difficulties that cause the process to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Anderson Appraisal, LLC will step in and help make these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Anderson Appraisal, LLC is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Anderson Appraisal, LLC will help homeowners make the wisest decisions on investing in their home and settling 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.