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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still 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 sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding 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 logical process.

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

And that's where Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you! 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".

Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown obstacles that cause the process to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Barnstable/Plymouth Appraisal Services can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

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