Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., 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 from us 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 over-inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't 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 the mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get an exact listing price for your home.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes selected sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This is a crucial (and very common) step if your goals are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

And that's where McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services comes in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so 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".

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will charm potential buyers. An efficient appraisal from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's shape inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown headaches that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Ask yourself "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. Unlike a real estate 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 the sales price. An appraisal fee from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services is based on our efforts to finalize the 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 your report. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services helps homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.

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