Pre-Listing Appraisals

Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar homes for sale in your town. It’s a customary starting point in deciding 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.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living – BEFORE putting your home on the market – even if you’re working with an experienced real estate agent.

That’s where Appraisal Keys, Inc comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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”.

We’re also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, a knowledgeable appraisal from Appraisal Keys, Inc can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home’s quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer’s appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they’d planned, so investing in an appraisal from Appraisal Keys, Inc actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home’s price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And you’re stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Improvements to add value

Appraisal Keys, Inc can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it… Does the fence need replacing… Do I need to complete my closet remodel… Practically any project can affect value in some way. But each thing impacts value differently. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home’s appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We’ll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. An appraisal fee from Appraisal Keys, Inc is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. So a professional appraisal from Appraisal Keys, Inc helps homeowners make the decisions on investments to add value and setting a profit-maximizing listing price.

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