Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from O'Brien Appraisal Group
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.
With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home.Contact us today
Working with a real estate agent to list your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding 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, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your property - even if you're working with an experienced agent.
And that's where O'Brien Appraisal Group comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.
A knowledgeable appraisal from O'Brien Appraisal Group can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:
Improvements to add value to your home
O'Brien Appraisal Group can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to 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 the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.
We can step in and help make these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an 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 O'Brien Appraisal Group is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So a professional appraisal from O'Brien Appraisal Group will help homeowners make the wisest decisions on investing in their homes and settling on a fair sales price.