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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract potential 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 its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

In today's adapting market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get an expert listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your property, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays competing sales in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - BEFORE putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC comes in! We can do 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".

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected issues that can cause your sale to crumble
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Would it be better to 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?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

REID E. CHOATE & ASSOCIATES, LLC can help you with these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Your fee to us is 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 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. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help 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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