Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Sun Point 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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, 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. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of sale homes in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding 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.

But even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Sun Point Appraisals, Inc. can help you! 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".

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers. A professional appraisal from Sun Point Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected messes that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Sun Point Appraisals, Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Sun Point Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, we'll help you make the smartest decisions.

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