Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Maxwell Appraisal Services

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 more than they estimated, 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. 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. An overpriced house won't attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays 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.

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

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your property? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Maxwell Appraisal Services comes 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".

An efficient appraisal from Maxwell Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we'll also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements that add value to your home

Maxwell Appraisal Services can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Maxwell Appraisal Services 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 finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Maxwell Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners 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.