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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services 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 more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people 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 amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an expert listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sale homes in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a licensed professional 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 real estate agent.

That's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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 intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to fall through
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the 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 have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

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

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