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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'd planned, 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 over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract interested buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits 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 accurate listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone 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 home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your home will entice potential buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown predicaments that cause negotiations to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen 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 may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you with these decisions. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize 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 your report. So a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services helps you make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their home and settling on a fair sales price.

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