Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from A.C. Read Appraisal Service

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Working with an agent to sell your property? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes comparable sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market.

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

That's where A.C. Read Appraisal Service comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a solid listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market. Contact us today.

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic price to sell so your house will draw in potential buyers, a professional appraisal from A.C. Read Appraisal Service can:
  • Be a an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected predicaments that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through
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 from us actually allowed these people 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 price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. Should we paint the whole house before we sell it... Is now the time to add a deck... Should I finish my closet remodel... Practically any project has the potential to affect value in some way. But each thing affects marketability differently. A kitchen remodel might improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

A.C. Read Appraisal Service will step in and help you make these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from A.C. Read Appraisal Service. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.