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.

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 a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's evolving market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a factual listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

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

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic price to sell so your home will draw in buyers. A qualified appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected obstacles that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Kent & Associates Appraisal can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Kent & Associates Appraisal is based on our efforts to complete 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 the report. A professional appraisal from Kent & Associates Appraisal will help you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and setting 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.