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.

A lot of sellers are shocked 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 these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an over-inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property will not attract serious buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. In the meantime, you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

With today's adapting market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to list your house? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that displays selected sales in your area. It's a good starting point in determining your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

In our opinion, however, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic selling price so your house will interest potential buyers. An expert appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Blow away buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected difficulties that cause negotiations to break down
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet 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 your expenses.

Saxton Appraisals, Inc. can help you with these important decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to complete the report. A professional appraisal from Saxton Appraisals, Inc. will help homeowners like you make the wisest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and setting 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.