Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from Allen Appraisal & 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. Working with an agent to sell your home? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes similar sale homes in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

But even if you have hired an expert agent, it's definitely in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement.

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 comp sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a solid listing price for your home. Contact us today.

Allen Appraisal & Consulting, Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract potential buyers, and we can also:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found a a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Make yourself aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown issues that cause negotiations to crumble
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close
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 from us actually allowed them to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious 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 the mortgage.

Home improvements that add value

There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and Allen Appraisal & Consulting, Inc. can help with that. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Should I finish my kitchen remodel... Virtually any project can influence value in some way. But not everything will have the same bang for the buck. A kitchen remodel might improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the costs you'd pay.

We can step in and help make these important decisions. Allen Appraisal & Consulting, Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in the amount your house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price -- our fees are based on efforts to finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from Allen Appraisal & Consulting, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.