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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker

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 much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your house, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sales in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you've been working with an expert real estate agent , it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

That's where Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A polished appraisal from Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause sales to break down
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker 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 your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker is based on our efforts to finalize your 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 finalize the report. A professional appraisal from Hillside Appraisal & Real Estate Broker will help you make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding on 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.