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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Rivertown Appraisal

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 an agent to list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays competing sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

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

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get an accurate listing price for your home. Contact us today.

A knowledgeable appraisal from Rivertown Appraisal can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in buyers, and we'll also:
  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find a a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected obstacles that cause the process 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 home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements that add value to your home

Rivertown Appraisal can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Should I finish my closet remodel... Almost any project can influence value in some way. Unfortunately, not all of them have an effect commensurate with their cost. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent on commission will. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Rivertown Appraisal helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions.