Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Realist 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. If you're working with An agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of sale homes in your local 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 natural move.

But even if you've been working with an expert real estate agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Realist Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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".

In today's ever-changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a sharp listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A knowledgeable appraisal from Realist Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause your sale to break down
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in an appraisal from Realist Appraisal Services actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Realist Appraisal Services can help with that. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my closet remodel... Practically any project can influence value in some way. But each thing affects value differently. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Realist Appraisal Services can help you with these important 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 finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. So a professional appraisal from Realist Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing listing price.