Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Kent & Associates Appraisal

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

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 a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. 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 home is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your property? Quite often you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market.

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

And that's where Kent & Associates Appraisal comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers. A skillful appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected issues that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

Kent & Associates Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll step in and help you make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Kent & Associates 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 the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help you make the smartest decisions.

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