Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Bell 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. Working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays similar sales houses in your town. It's a customary 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 an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate 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".

Using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a just listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your house will charm potential buyers, a qualified appraisal from Bell Appraisal Services can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected predicaments that cause the process to fizzle
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close
Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious buyers, which means you throw away time and money and are left with no prospects for buying your home. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the fence need replacing... Should I complete my closet remodel... Practically any project will affect value in some way. But each thing affects value differently. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. An appraisal fee from Bell Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, A professional appraisal from us will help homeowners make the decisions.