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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Elite Appraisal Services actually allowed them 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your home? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the 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 comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected predicaments that cause negotiations to fall through
  • Cut out waiting 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 "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Elite Appraisal Services 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 your report. So a professional appraisal from Elite Appraisal Services will help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting 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.