Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc.

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 much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a solid listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

A skillful appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. will help homeowners make the decisions when it comes to investing in their home and setting a fair price to sell at.

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