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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc.

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A qualified appraisal from Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners make the best decisions.

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