Have confidence in your listing price with an appraisal from 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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal 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 inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

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

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Are you working with an agent to list your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of sales in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your house's time on the market, this is a really important step.

Even if you have hired the most expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you! We can do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will interest 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 condition inside and out to impress buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unknown messes that cause negotiations to flop
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

We'll step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. 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 deciding on a fair sale price, a professional appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. helps you 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.