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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from ASK Real Estate Services

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes competing houses for sale in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical process.

However, it's also advantageous to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where ASK Real Estate Services comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home. Contact us today.

ASK Real Estate Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers, and we can also:
  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected headaches that can cause your sale to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from ASK Real Estate Services actually allowed them 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 a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Improvements to add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it... Should I finish my closet remodel... Practically any project can affect value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from ASK Real Estate Services. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.