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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will ensure you get it right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in an appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few MA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and to get the most you can, you need a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at 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 will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Buzzards Bay

Even if you're working with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion 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 so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Someone to ask for for local real estate knowledge

Have you decided against a full 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 need some help gathering local property and sales data. We can provide assistance for your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

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

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done a large amount of assignments, and we've learned that when it comes real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" report. We offer many different of report types, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients without a lot 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 quick follow-up from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, simple to understand, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion regarding your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!