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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Russell Appraisal Service

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

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-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. An overpriced property will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

In today's fluctuating market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a correct listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your house, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays similar sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when 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 definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

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

Russell Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unknown headaches that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Russell Appraisal Service can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to 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. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Russell Appraisal Service can help you with these decisions. Russell Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Russell Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service will 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.