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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 home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious 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 the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

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

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A qualified appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before 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 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. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help make these decisions. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will help homeowners make the best decisions.

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