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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, 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. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding 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've hired the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent 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 selling price so your house will entice potential buyers. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown quandaries that cause the process to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.

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