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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

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

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

More and more MA homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, you need a qualified appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very difficult to be objective about your 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.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while bargaining once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help prevent the possibility of unrevealed problems that cause sales to deteriorate

People are surprised when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally thought. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated impression of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly instead of gathering dust on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Barnstable County

Even if you're working with the most experienced agent, it's definitely a good idea to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services comes in. An appraisal can be extremely helpful in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown of your property and its features which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

We also provide general consulting

Have you decided against an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need assistance gathering local sales and property data. We can help solve your real estate concerns with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

When you order an appraisal report through us, you can expect....

  • We pride ourselves on making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to give you suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally one week or less from the date we receive the request, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've done a lot of assignments, and we understand that practice of real estateconsulting and appraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We provide a variety of report types, and are skilled at providing appraisals to clients sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services: Documents we deliver 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. If you have any confusion dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!