Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from James Appraisal Company

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 house? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a vital step.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where James Appraisal Company comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent 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 perfect way to get a proper listing price for your home in today's changing market. Contact us today.

A skillful appraisal from James Appraisal Company can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we'll also:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unexpected disputes that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much 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 do not attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Would it help to put in that new bathroom... Do I need to finish my closet remodel... Nearly any project has the potential to influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an impact commensurate with their cost. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. James Appraisal Company appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. A professional appraisal from James Appraisal Company will help homeowners like you make the decisions on investments to add value and settling on a profit-maximizing price at which to sell.