profile picture

Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Real Property Metrics

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 a professional appraisal 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 price value to decide on a realistic price for 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. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

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

Contact us today

If you're working with an agent to list your house, then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of homes for sale 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 standard process.

Even if you've been working with an experienced agent , it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Real Property Metrics can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

Real Property Metrics can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected dilemmas that cause negotiations to go up in smoke
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Home improvements that add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. Ask yourself "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. Real Property Metrics appraisers have no vested interest in the amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Real Property Metrics is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Real Property Metrics helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions on investing in their homes and settling 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.