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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal 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 estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting 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.

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

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a really important step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you! We'll do 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 home's features.

A professional 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:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected complications that can cause sales to break down
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on 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 expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you with 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 your report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will help you 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.