Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from West Valley Appraisal Services

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 house is much more than they thought, 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. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a just listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your property? Quite often they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of sales houses in your town. It's a good 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 natural process.

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

That's where West Valley Appraisal Services comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both 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".

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers. A knowledgeable appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

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 property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from West Valley Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from West Valley Appraisal Services. When it comes to investing in your home and settling on a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the decisions.

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