Working with an agent to list your house? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important step if your interests 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 before you sign a Listing Agreement.
That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".
||Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.
Blake Appraisal Corp. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we can also:
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional 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. Overpriced homes do 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 the mortgage.
Improvements to add value to your home
Blake Appraisal Corp. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Practically any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing impacts marketability differently. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.
You can also significantly increase the "Wow" factor of your home by engaging a Home Staging service prior to listing your property for sale. A quality Stager will be able to present your home in the best possible light for prospective buyers. Typically, homes that are professionally Staged sell quicker and for greater amounts. For further information on home Staging services, click on the following link:
We'll step in and assist with 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 your home's sale price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Blake Appraisal Corp.. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help you make the best decisions.