Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact All City Appraisal

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

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in an appraisal from All City 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 sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a just listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your property, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes comparable houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

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

And that's where All City Appraisal can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent 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 potential buyers. A polished appraisal from All City Appraisal can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown obstacles that cause negotiations to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen 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 might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

All City Appraisal will step in and help make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from All City Appraisal is based on our efforts to finalize your 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 complete the report. So a professional appraisal from All City Appraisal helps you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their houses and settling on a fair sale price.

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