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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.

Many people are surprised 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 these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value 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. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

But even if you are working with the most expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Anderson & Associates 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".

Anderson & Associates can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a prospective buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. 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 Anderson & Associates 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So a professional appraisal from Anderson & Associates helps homeowners like you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and deciding 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.