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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal 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 estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical process.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. comes 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".

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will bring in potential buyers. An efficient appraisal from Spencer Appraisal Services, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected disputes that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. 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 closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete 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 complete your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from us helps 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.