Pre-Listing Appraisal Services 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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's price value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home will not attract potential 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 home sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get an expert listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to list your home, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes a list of homes for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a logical process.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you're working with the most experienced agent.

That's where we come in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

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

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have found an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected problems that cause the process to break down
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Questions like "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Saxton Appraisals, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair price to sell at, a professional appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. helps homeowners like 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.