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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them 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 will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a solid listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

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

Graham Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown predicaments that cause the process to fold
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Graham Appraisal 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 appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Graham Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners 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.