Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Sterling Appraisal Group

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital 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 of value before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Sterling Appraisal Group can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers, an expert appraisal from Sterling Appraisal Group can:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's shape inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected difficulties that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home 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 property won't 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 property is sitting still on the market.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my closet remodel... Almost any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from Sterling Appraisal Group is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Sterling Appraisal Group. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the most financially sound decisions.