Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Sound Appraisal Group, 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 much more than they thought, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still 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 is sitting still 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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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales houses in your area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

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

That's where Sound Appraisal Group, Inc comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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 assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from Sound Appraisal Group, Inc can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected issues that cause negotiations to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help you make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Sound Appraisal Group, Inc 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 complete your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Sound Appraisal Group, Inc will help you make the wisest decisions.

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