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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed them to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a solid listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, more than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays comparable sale homes in your 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 home's time on the market, this is a vital step.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

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

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will charm buyers. A skillful appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service can:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you find an interested buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown predicaments that can cause sales to fold
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Russell Appraisal Service can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might 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 can step in and help make these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Russell Appraisal Service is based on our efforts to finalize 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 finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your home and setting 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.