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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical process.

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign 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 a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your house will entice buyers. An expert appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown predicaments that can cause sales to fall through
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before 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 complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services helps you make the decisions on investing in their house and setting a fair price to sell at.

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