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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers 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 decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious 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 you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

In today's adapting market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a precise listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? More than likely, you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

In our opinion, however, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to listing your house - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

That's where Saxton Appraisals, Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your home's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Decrease the chances of unknown issues that cause negotiations to fold
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new 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. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it might not justify the costs you'd pay.

We'll help you make some of these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your 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 the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. helps you make the smartest decisions when it comes to investing in their homes and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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