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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your house? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sale homes in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

Ascension Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest 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 state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause negotiations to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value

Ascension Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal helps you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and settling 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.