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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Rivers Edge Appraisals & Consulting, Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. If you're working with a real estate agent to list your home, 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 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 standard process.

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

That's where we come in! We'll perform 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 house's features.

In today's changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a factual listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers, a polished appraisal from Rivers Edge Appraisals & Consulting, Inc. can:
  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have a an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's state inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected issues that can cause your sale to fold
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is more than they estimated, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people 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 realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract interested buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Improvements that add value to your home

In addition to "how much?", there may be other important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I finish my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project will influence value in some way. But each thing impacts value differently. Remodeling your kitchen may improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent on commission will. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from Rivers Edge Appraisals & Consulting, Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners make the best decisions.