Why Should You Get A Pre-Listing Appraisal?

When you’re selling your home, one of the most egregious mistakes you can make is failing to accurately estimate your home’s worth. While it’s absolutely essential to make sure your home looks inviting in images on your realtor’s website or sites like Zillow, and important that prospective buyers can see it as a blank canvas for them to project their own sense of style onto… arguably nothing is more important than a listing price which is appealing yet fair. No matter how 

Whether you’re selling your home through a real estate agent or opting for a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) option, a Pre-Listing Appraisal can make all the difference. It can give you a fair and accurate idea of what your home is worth before your property is listed on the market. 


The importance of Getting The Price Just Right

Not only can getting the price just right help you to increase your chances of a timely sale and prevent your home from stagnating on the market for too long, but it can also help to ensure that you’re getting as much as possible for your property.

While the assumption is always that home proud sellers will overestimate the value of their property, the truth is that many of them actually undercut the value of their homes. Sometimes by tens of thousands of dollars. While most do this to facilitate a quick sale, a Pre-Listing Appraisal can give you a reasonable price range to aim within even if you do want to reduce the list price slightly to motivate sales.


How We Can Help?

At Appraisal Partners, we make it easy to get in touch with experienced and highly knowledgeable expert appraisers. These professionals know exactly what determines the value of a property and will carry out a thorough inspection of your home as well as carrying out research into your neighborhood including the recent selling prices of similar properties, amenities available or in development in your area and any other factors which might influence what your home is worth.

When one of our expert appraisers perform a current market value appraisal, you can be confident you’re listing your home in the right price range


But Can’t My Realtor Determine My Home’s Value?

Even if you have a good relationship with a realtor you can trust, it’s always worthwhile to get a second opinion from an impartial third party by way of a Pre-Listing Appraisal. It’s the only way you can be sure of a 100% fair, accurate and impartial price. A realtor’s job is to sell your home in as timely a manner as possible. There are some less than scrupulous realtors who will significantly undercut the true value of your home for a quick sale. Even if you trust your realtor, it’s still well worth the cost of an independent appraisal just to give yourself peace of mind and assure you of what you can realistically expect to make from selling your home. 


Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more about our appraisal services please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. A member of our team will be more than happy to answer your questions. 

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