Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Graham Appraisal

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 house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Graham Appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do 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. 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 just listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar sales in your local 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 standard process.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Graham Appraisal comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your home will attract potential buyers. A polished appraisal from Graham Appraisal can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause sales to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Graham Appraisal will step in and help you make these decisions. Graham Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Graham Appraisal 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 complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Graham Appraisal will help homeowners make the wisest decisions.

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