Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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 a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a fair listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sale homes in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the house's time on the market.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Ascension Appraisal comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will charm buyers. An efficient appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown dilemmas that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect 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 the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our 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 complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal will help 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.