Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact RJS Appraisals

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 expected, 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. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

In today's evolving market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a fair listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you are working with an experienced agent.

And that's where RJS Appraisals comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

RJS Appraisals can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will appeal to potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause the process to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your home. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house 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 RJS Appraisals is based on our efforts to finalize your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from RJS Appraisals helps you 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.