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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from HillsideRealEstateAppraisal

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 get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected sales in your area. It's a good starting point when determining 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 might also wish to consider an appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where HillsideRealEstateAppraisal comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

HillsideRealEstateAppraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown difficulties that can cause sales to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to 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 have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

HillsideRealEstateAppraisal can help you with these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from HillsideRealEstateAppraisal is based on our efforts to complete your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from HillsideRealEstateAppraisal helps homeowners make the wisest decisions on investing in their house and settling 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.