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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Appraisal Associates & Consultants, 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".

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. 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 the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Appraisal Associates & Consultants, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their home and setting a fair price to sell at.

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