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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 spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

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

An increasing amount of MA homeowners are choosing 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, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

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

  • Give you an advantage while bargaining while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Call attention to any problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Lower the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that their home's value is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance collecting local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate concerns with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds on appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services: Reports we create are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!