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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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal 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. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

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

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Are you working with an agent to sell your house? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you are working with an expert agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Anderson & Associates comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected quandaries that can cause sales to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Anderson & Associates is based on our efforts to finalize 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 — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So a professional appraisal from Anderson & Associates will help you make the best decisions on investing in their homes and settling 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.