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Getting an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services before putting your Barnstable County home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is absolutely necessary. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more MA homeowners are making the decision 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 for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult 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.

In addition to helping you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

You may have a highly experienced agent but it's in your best interest to have of value prior to signing a listing agreement. Let Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. It will give both you and your agent a detailed breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into the health of the local real estate market with a detailed analysis of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want some help gathering local sales and property data. We offer services designed for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • Prompt response to your initial inquiry: We tailor information to the needs of our clients We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've done quite a few of assignments, and we understand that when providing real estateappraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer quite a few different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients without so much of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!