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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Anderson & Associates

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 much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to list your home? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected sales in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Anderson & Associates comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A skillful appraisal from Anderson & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential 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 potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected complications that cause the process to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

Anderson & Associates can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Anderson & Associates appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Anderson & Associates 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 complete your report. A professional appraisal from Anderson & Associates will help homeowners like you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding on 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.