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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 home is much more than they thought, 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. There are also plenty of 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. An overpriced home will not attract 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. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes comparable houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very common) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will attract potential buyers. A professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected headaches that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Your fee to us is 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 the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will help homeowners make the wisest decisions.

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