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 more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious 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. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a just listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, more than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sale homes in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

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

In addition to helping you set a realistic price to sell so your house will attract buyers. A polished appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" 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 might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the 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 home sells for, unlike an agent. Our 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 finalize your 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 complete your report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal will help homeowners 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.