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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from 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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not 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 house is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Anderson & Associates comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your home'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 interest buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

Anderson & Associates can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll step in and help make these 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 finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Anderson & Associates is based on our efforts to complete 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 — our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Anderson & Associates. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.

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