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Putting a house on the market in or near Barnstable County? Contact Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

For Sale By Owner?

An increasing amount of MA homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a skilled appraiser. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Make you aware of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to fall through

People are surprised when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an exaggerated impression when they put a value on their home, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Barnstable County

You might have an extremely skilled agent but it's definitely a good idea to get an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services also offer general consulting

Not sure if you need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? If you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you still want assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services tailored especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through ....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers Just let us know your situation and offer you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've worked on quite a few of assignments, and we know that in the art of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "boiler place" assignment. We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers without a lot of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Fast response to follow-up questions: When we deliver a report to our clients, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!