Pre-Listing Appraisals

Whether you want to sell your home on your own or use the assistance of a real estate agent, a professional appraisal can help you make a more informed decision when determining your selling price. An appraiser has no vested interest in what price the house sells for, unlike real estate agents. The price we charge isn't a percentage of the sales price, but rather they depend on our efforts to complete the appraisal.


Working with a real estate agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical move.

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

And that's where Priority Appraisal comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Priority Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we can also:

  • • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • • Decrease the chances of unknown complications that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people 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 price value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious potential buyers, which means you throw away time and money and still have no prospects for buying your home. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Upgrades that improve your home's value. There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Should we paint the entire house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I finish my kitchen remodel... Almost any project can affect value in some way. But, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Priority Appraisal can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Priority Appraisal will help you make the best decisions.

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