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 house is much more than they had 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 estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract interested buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to list your home? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar homes for sale in your area. It's a good starting point when 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 crucial step.

But even if you have hired the most accomplished agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Ascension Appraisal comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Ascension Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown headaches that can cause sales to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to 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 third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them 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.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Ascension Appraisal is based on our efforts to complete the 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 finalize your report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us helps you make the smartest decisions.

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