Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Harris Appraisals LLC

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 house is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them 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 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. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

With today's fluctuating market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a correct listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your home? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a vital (and very common) step if your main objectives are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

Even if you've hired the most expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Harris Appraisals LLC can help you! We'll 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 house's features.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your home will charm potential buyers. An efficient appraisal from Harris Appraisals LLC can:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause the process to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Harris Appraisals LLC can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify your expenses.

Harris Appraisals LLC will step in and help you make these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Harris Appraisals LLC 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. A professional appraisal from Harris Appraisals LLC helps homeowners like you make the decisions on investing in their house and deciding on a fair sales price.

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