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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is sitting still on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a solid listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

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

And that's where Real Property Metrics comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your home'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 find a potential buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's state inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

Real Property Metrics can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which 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 may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Real Property Metrics appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from Real Property Metrics is based on our efforts to finalize 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 Real Property Metrics will help homeowners make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their homes and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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