Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Summit Appraisal Group, Inc.

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 much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely use a licensed appraiser to get a fair listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sale homes in your area. It's a customary 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 natural process.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

And that's where Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Cut down the chances of unknown dilemmas that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Summit Appraisal Group, Inc. helps you make the wisest decisions.

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