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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 get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a skillful listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining 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 crucial step.

But even if you've been working with the most expert real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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 knowledgeable appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected predicaments that cause negotiations to break down
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these 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 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 the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll 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.