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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

But even if you have hired the most expert real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A knowledgeable appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected messes that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will step in and help you make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and deciding on a fair sales price.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.