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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 house is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers 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 a lot 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 will not attract 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 the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a true listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sales in your town. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard process.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing a Listing Agreement.

That's where Russell Appraisal Service comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A professional appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected dilemmas that can cause your sale to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Home improvements that add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is 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 complete your 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 finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us helps 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.