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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 more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding 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 natural process.

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

And that's where Russell Appraisal Service can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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 skillful appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a potential 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 that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected issues that can cause sales to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

Russell Appraisal Service can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Russell Appraisal Service appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the home sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize 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 the sales 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 house and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners like you make the best decisions.

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