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 more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services actually allowed them 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 value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of sales in your area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This is a vital step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

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

That's where we come 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".

A polished appraisal from McCarthy Real Estate, Inc., Appraisal Services can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay your closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown messes that can cause sales to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize your 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 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 your report. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help homeowners like 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.