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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while 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 proper listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of homes for sale in your town. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

In our opinion, however, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Reduce chances of unknown difficulties that can cause sales to flop
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete 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 your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 your 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 the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners like you make the wisest 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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