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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for 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 stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a just listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your 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 qualified appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected complications that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the decisions.

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