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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Barnstable/Plymouth 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.

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 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. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a solid listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable sales in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard process.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from a licensed professional who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will appeal to potential buyers. An efficient appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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