Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from 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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us 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 home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get an expert listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your property? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where Sound Appraisal Group, Inc can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Sound Appraisal Group, Inc can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected disputes that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Sound Appraisal Group, Inc will step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your 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 your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Sound Appraisal Group, Inc. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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