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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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a true listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We can do 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 professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause sales to fall through
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. 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 new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, we'll help 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.