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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Matthew & Associates Appraisal Services, Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes a list of sales in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a really important step.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Matthew & Associates Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

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

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will intrigue potential buyers, a skillful appraisal from Matthew & Associates Appraisal Services, Inc. can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown problems that can cause sales to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
So many people are blown away 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 receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you waste time and (not to mention) money and still have no offers. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I complete my closet remodel... Almost any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Matthew & Associates Appraisal Services, Inc. can help you with these decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Matthew & Associates Appraisal Services, Inc. helps homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.