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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC

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 receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. 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 don't attract serious 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 the mortgage. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an accurate listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

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

That's where we come in! We'll 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".

An efficient appraisal from REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause sales to deteriorate
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, 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.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Appraisers have no 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 REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC 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 the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the sharpest decisions.

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

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