Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc.
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. actually allowed them 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 value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. 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 house sits on the market.
In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a just listing price for your home.Contact us
Working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.
However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you've hired the most experienced agent.
And that's where Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you! We'll do 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 knowledgeable appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we'll also:
Improvements to add value
There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish 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 may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.
Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you with 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 complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. 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 house and setting a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions.