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 home is much more than they had planned, so investing in an appraisal from Ascension Appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract interested buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an exact listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your property? Then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing sales in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

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

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will draw in buyers. A skillful appraisal from Ascension Appraisal can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have an interested buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected messes that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Ascension Appraisal appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home 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 finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Ascension Appraisal will help homeowners like you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and deciding 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.