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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 much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from Graham Appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested 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 all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a solid listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your town. 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 move.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your property - 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 a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will entice buyers. A skillful appraisal from Graham Appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

Graham Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, 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. Graham Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Graham Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Graham Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners like you make the best decisions.

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