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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Advantage Appraisal Services, 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 much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential 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 the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard move.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent 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 assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers. A skillful appraisal from Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown problems that can cause your sale to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we 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 that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Advantage Appraisal Services, LLC helps you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their houses 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.