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Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from 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.

Many people are surprised 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 value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract potential 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. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's ever-changing market.

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Working with an agent to list your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar sales in your town. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very logical) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most experienced agent, it's in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion before signing a Listing Agreement.

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

We're also experienced in assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your home will entice potential buyers. An expert appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service can:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Russell Appraisal Service can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Russell Appraisal Service will step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. 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 the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Russell Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners 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.