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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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them 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 home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected problems that can cause sales to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

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

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