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Be an informed seller. Get an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few MA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a realistic selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is quite a bit more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Barnstable County

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have of your home's value to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for MA Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but would like some information about the real estate market in your area? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for customers with your real estate needs.

If your curious what you'll be getting from when ordering an appraisal just take a look....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of report types, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Quick response to follow-up questions: Reports we write are written in plain English, easy to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!