Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Salt Lake Appraising Company

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 house 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. 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

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

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

But even if you've hired the most accomplished real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign a Listing Agreement.

And that's where Salt Lake Appraising Company can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Salt Lake Appraising Company can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected headaches that cause the process to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll step in and help you make these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Salt Lake Appraising Company 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 — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Salt Lake Appraising Company. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the decisions.

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