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 a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in an appraisal from Ascension Appraisal actually allowed them 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. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential 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 its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes similar sales in your area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from a professional 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.

And that's where Ascension Appraisal comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

An expert appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Ascension Appraisal can help with that. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Ascension Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Ascension Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize 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 finalize your report. So a professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal will help homeowners make the best decisions on investing in their house and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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