Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from P C Appraisal Services

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 a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where P C Appraisal Services comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

P C Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs 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 fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from P C Appraisal Services 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from P C Appraisal Services helps homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their homes and deciding on a fair sales price.

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