Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from CFour Appraisals, Inc.

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a sharp listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your property, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sale homes in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider a pre-listing appraisal from someone 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 CFour Appraisals, Inc. can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will bring in buyers. A polished appraisal from CFour Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's quality inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause the process to deteriorate
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from CFour Appraisals, Inc. 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 the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from CFour Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, we'll help you make the sharpest decisions.

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