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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Elite Appraisal Services

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 much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from Elite Appraisal Services actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your property, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you are working with an experienced real estate agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Elite Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Elite Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them 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 the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Elite Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Elite Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Elite Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their house 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.