Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Ascension Appraisal

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected homes for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point in 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 move.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We can do 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".

A qualified appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

Ascension Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Ascension Appraisal can help you with these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Ascension Appraisal is based on our efforts to complete the 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. A professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal helps homeowners like you make the wisest decisions on investing in their home and settling 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.