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

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. 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 hard for them to fully grasp real estate market forces.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading 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 any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for families selling without an agent

An increasing amount of MA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, you need a expert appraiser. You need objective opinions, it's very difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool 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 eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unidentified problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is higher than they originally 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 expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting 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

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get 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 furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a precise description of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services also are available for general consulting

Don't need an entire appraisal but still need some information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help collecting local property and sales data. We offer services designed for the needs of consumers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

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

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Typically in a weeks time 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 arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum 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 write reports, we make sure they are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we encourage you to email or call us!