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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract interested 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 its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

A knowledgeable 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 an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected complications that cause the process to break down
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, 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. Ascension Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Ascension Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the wisest decisions.

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