Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact Saxton Appraisals, Inc.

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

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's amount of value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious 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. And in the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely hire a licensed appraiser to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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Are you working with an agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a crucial step.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have hired the most experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent both have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

A skillful appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected quandaries that cause negotiations to fizzle
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help with that. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

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 Saxton Appraisals, Inc. 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 your home's sale price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and setting a fair sale price, we'll help homeowners make the sharpest decisions.

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