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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from (208) 782-0233

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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people 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 estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do 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 the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays similar sales in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a really important step.

Even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can do 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 (208) 782-0233 can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown predicaments that cause negotiations to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire 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. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from (208) 782-0233 is based on our efforts to finalize your 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 your report. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from (208) 782-0233 will help homeowners make the decisions.

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